Archive | Barcode Print Quality

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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ECIA 2D Barcode Certification

On September 5th, 2016, Bar Code Graphics officially launched the ECIA 2D Barcode Certification portal, http://ecia.identificationlabs.com.  Bar Code Graphics was selected by the Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA) to assist with advancing their entire industry towards 2D barcode adoption. Through a collaborative effort of all the top distributors, Bar Code Graphics was able to create […]

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Barcode Verification > Print Quality

Barcode Verification is more than Print Quality Paul took his UPC barcode to the local grocery store and asked the cashier to scan it. He was told, “Sorry. It doesn’t work”.  It scanned previously with a grade of A, so he couldn’t figure out the problem. This type of miscommunication is common between vendors and […]

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Thermal Printing Barcode Problems

The Top 5 Frequent Thermal Printing Barcode Problems and How They Can Be Prevented When shipping to any major trading partner, it is essential to closely monitor your print quality. Barcodes with print quality issue could cause severe disruptions in the supply chain, leading to delays, compliance warnings, and potentially chargebacks. Thermal transfer vs. direct thermal […]

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The Significance of GS1 Certification

Barcode Verification Equipment – The Significance of GS1 Certification As a specialized barcode certification lab, we are dependent on reliable barcode verification  equipment, which can provide standardized and repeatable analysis. Our expertise and testing processes would be meaningless if we used testing equipment which could not be measured against a global standard.  Consequently, our barcode […]

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