Printing your Barcodes to Labels

Our barcode images are supplied in the EPS, JPEG and TIFF graphic digital file formats.  Ideally these are intended for inclusion on artwork files such as .ai (Adobe Illustrator), .psd (Photoshop) etc.  However it is possible to import these images or enter the barcode numbers into various label making programs.  Below are a few common … Read more

Barcode Verification

What is Barcode Verification? Barcode verification is a test to determine the quality of a printed barcode.   Typically this carried out on a product’s final packaging or printed artwork proof.   A barcode verifier machine is used to scan the printed barcode several times at various angles, a resulting ISO grade (4 – 0 / A … Read more

Barcode Colour Guides

Barcode scanners rely on an infrared light to scan a barcode. This means certain colour combinations are invisible to scanners, even if they are discernible to the human eye. Careful consideration should be taken at the design stage to ensure the product will scan at POS. Some general guidelines for barcode colours are: – Vertical … Read more

Company Prefixes

A company prefix is represented by the first few leading digits of a barcode number.  Company prefixes in an UPC-A or EAN-13 barcode can be anywhere between 5 and 11 digits long, this is otherwise known as a “variable length prefix”.  Re-seller barcodes such as ours are generally subdivided from a large batch of numbers with … Read more

Barcode Size Specifications (EAN-13 and UPC-A)

Our barcodes are supplied at GS1 specification SC2 (37.29mm x 25.93mm). This is known as 100% magnification. Generally GS1 advises a minimum of 80% of the standard size (we usually reduce to a minimum SC0 82% @ 30.51 X 21.25mm). For printing your barcodes we suggest sticking to the recommended 80% – 200% magnification range. … Read more