Archive | Barcode Print Quality

Top 5 Barcoding Mistakes

As the US authority on barcodes, companies contact us every day inquiring either how to go about barcoding their products or for help unraveling a problem with the barcodes currently on their packaging. Whereas a logo and brand style might entice a consumer to purchase a product, a barcode that cannot be scanned will prevent […]

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Vanity Barcodes: Cool Idea Or Damaging to a Product?

Vanity barcodes have grown popular over years because they are a innovative source of branding. Designers sometimes believe they can transform a ubiquitous UPC barcode into something unique and creative that will distinguish their brand from all others. Just remember the distinction should result in a positive, not a negative. Whereas as a logo and […]

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Types of Digital Barcode Image Formats – Update

Explanation of Image File Formats for Digital Barcode Graphic Files   Unless someone has experience with graphic design programs, it is unrealistic to know the differences between the various types of graphic image file formats.  Some formats are specifically for web graphics and others are meant for print applications. When an incorrect file format is […]

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Your Barcode Verification Reports? Probably Inaccurate…

A verifier is an important piece of equipment and something many companies consider essential for their barcode quality assurance. What many companies might not be considering is the work that needs to be done to ensure the verifier is delivering accurate results. What should you be doing?  As an Axicon reseller, we’ve found their documentation […]

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How Your Brand is Impacted by Barcodes

Uh Oh! Who’s scanning the barcodes on my products? You put thought and effort into how consumers interact with and perceive your product. Would you be OK with a defective product getting onto store shelves? Would you be OK with a glaring packaging typo making its way to production? “Mt. Alpine Winter Boots” are not […]

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Change in Barcode Standards = Solution Adjustment

There’s something your business does better than anyone else.  You exist in a unique world of details, rules, and ideas that would be utterly foreign to others.  Your understanding of those things is what enables you to support your customers.  In our business, our understanding of barcodes, change in barcode standards and shipping labels is […]

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Barcode Image File Formats

Explanation of Image File Formats for Digital Barcode Graphic Files   Unless someone has experience with graphic design programs, it is unrealistic to know the differences between the various types of graphic image file formats.  Some formats are specifically for web graphics and others are meant for print applications. When an incorrect file format is […]

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Barcode Compliance Excuses

“Excuses, excuses” A supplier receives an offset for non-scannable barcode shipping labels. “It’s not our fault,” they say, “the company that printed the labels for us is responsible.” “It’s not our fault,” the printing company says, “we received bad stock from the printing supply company.” “It’s not our fault,” says the supply company, “our stock […]

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GS1-128 Shipping Label Glossary

Identification Labs is the largest North American barcode testing center for barcode symbols, and our web-based testing programs are utilized by several of the largest U.S. retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. This GS1-128 shipping label glossary provides the definitions for terminology used in barcode print quality assessment and compliance support. PHYSICAL BARCODE PARAMETERS Dithering – fuzzy edges […]

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Barcode Compliance Auditing

Every year the testing division of Bar Code Graphics, Identification Labs, evaluates over 10,000 retail barcode shipping labels.  Although most retail suppliers are familiar with the barcode certification services we provide to retailers, they are unaware of our function in protecting their interests for supply chain compliance disruptions. Aside from barcode certification, the other components […]

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