What distance will your label be able to scan from? How will your label size, the length of your barcode, and different materials affect your maximum scanning distance? Who’s going to help you take all these factors into consideration, to create the perfect labels? The Label Experts are here to make working with scanning distance […]
Archive | Barcodes
Laboratory Barcodes – How Will They Work?
Your inventory data is sacred; it should never be adjusted or compromised in order to fit in a barcode. Nonetheless, variables like surface area and number of characters in your data can influence the way they’re applied to your samples and equipment. That’s why we ask questions first before preparing your order; ensuring barcodes are the […]
Why Should I Scan My Barcodes Before I Buy Them?
Are you sending us barcodes to print? We generally advise all of our customers to scan their proofs! Some customers have trouble properly scanning and approving their barcodes before placing an order, causing some mix up between the specifications and what we create. Don’t worry, there’s an easy solution and plenty of ways to do […]
Barcode History – How Early Barcodes Changed Our Lives
There’s some misconception in barcode history that the retail UPC barcode was the very first barcode. Actually, the FIRST BARCODE SYMBOLOGY was round and wasn’t officially called a barcode when it was invented. It looked like a bull’s eye target because it was a series of concentric circles designed to be scanned from any direction; […]
PDF417 Barcodes are one of the four most popular two dimensional barcodes to be developed; it was created in 1992 by Symbol Technologies, a leading manufacturer of barcode scanners at the time. (The other three common 2D codes are QR Code, DataMatrix and MaxiCode; there were several others developed between 1988 and 1995 but they […]
Interleaved 2 of 5
The Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode is often an overlooked and yet important symbology used in the shipping and warehouse industries. Typically it is printed in low density to make it easy to scan or “read,” but it really is a high-density, numbers-only barcode developed in 1972 by David Allais, a leader in barcode design and […]
Why are Quiet Zones So Important?
Here is another use for that #2 pencil… by just using a pencil you can test to see if your barcodes are accurate enough to be scanned properly! First off, what is a Quiet Zone? This is a blank area or margin on either end of a lineal barcode (such as Code 39 and […]
2D Barcode – Don’t Hesitate – It’s Time to 2D
2D Barcode – a source of inspiration? One of our literary Label Experts was feeling particularly inspired by a 2D barcode and adapted a poem! See how our resident Shakespearean label nerd takes a whack at updating To Be or Not To Be but with a 2D barcode twist. 2D, or not 2D, that is […]
Behind the Bars
All the technology we are so utterly surrounded by these days can still be as unfamiliar to us as a language we have never heard before. Barcodes, for example – we all see them every day whether we are aware of it or not. They are everywhere, but DID YOU KNOW there are many different […]
There’s more to writing a book than words…
More than likely when you first started writing your book, you had no idea of how complicated it can get trying to get a book published. Besides deciding on a subject and making sure that what you have to say is really readable and interesting, how many copies will you want to have printed? Have […]