Chicago TAPPI

Barcode-Test is  exhibiting at the Chicago TAPPI Table Top Trade Fair next week. TAPPI is the leading trade association for packaging and converting TAPPI, for the unfamiliar, is the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, self-described as “…the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries…” Chicago TAPPI, the Chicago…

Code Match

  Code match is such a simple problem. But it doesn’t get much attention. And surprisingly, there aren’t many ready-to-go code match solutions available. We have one—it’s a new product for us and it’s a winner. Code match is a simple problem but there aren’t many off-the-shelf solutions What is code match? It is a comparison…

Case History: Shipping Container Barcoding

The client, an East Coast medical device company, is a supplier of test kits used to detect specific medical conditions. They were concerned about GS1 Healthcare compliance in their shipping container barcoding number assignments to products, including sale units and shipping containers. The numbering system they have in place has come from all directions. Their…

Bar Width Reduction Part II

The most common cause of barcode failure is poor print quality due to bars that are too fat. There are many possible causes: an absorbent substrate, an ink that wicks because of its viscosity, the amount of pressure on the imaging master or plate, the drying characteristics of the ink, etc. Controlling ink spread or…