What is barcode verification?
Testing the barcode to assure it’s parameters conform to industry standards and verify the content is correct. Barcodes are usually evaluated and given a grade of A through F.
Why verify barcodes?
Simply, good verification will assure the barcode will be readable by all parties in the supply chain, facilitating speedy, accurate inventories and movement of goods from manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer and user.
Criteria for verification
Specific items tested in the barcode verification process include:
- Code Content
- Code Symbology
- Readability-an overall evaluation
- Bar growth-tolerances on bar width
- Quiet Zone-Clear area before and after the code
- Contrast of printed code
Selecting a verifier
Determine which symbologies are in use. Decide if portability is required.
Define the maximum length of the barcode in inches or millimeters
Many users provide us with samples of their codes for evaluation to enable us to recommend which verifier may be the right choice for the application. Call us at 800 729-2444; we look forward to the opportunity to assist you.