After the Quick Check What’s Next?

When Honeywell announced the End of Life Plan for the Quick Check verifier line on June 9, 2011 the replacement options they listed were all Axicon products.  Honeywell stopped all verifier shipments on February 29, 2012. The Quick Check is officially dead; what’s next? Now that the Quick Check verifier is officially dead, let’s take…

QR Code Competition

Yes Virginia, QR Code is not the only game in town. There is competition. This article will attempt the impossible: to briefly discuss what’s out there and how they differ. And differ they do—these are not just nuanced differences. There are huge differences in application, although they are all similar in functionality. QR Code and…

QR Code Quality

QR Code quality of the printed symbol as a predictor of the likelihood the symbol will work properly is a much different issue than for example the quality of a UPC or Code 128 symbol. The environment in which a UPC symbol exists is a very controlled one. The design engineering of the symbol is…

Direct Printing of Barcodes on Corrugated: Challenges

Direct printing of barcodes on corrugated presents some very special challenges. Some developments in the industry are increasing these challenges: increased use of recycled materials make barcode printing more difficult; reducing the use of corrugated by packaging on shrink pads presents other challenges. Recycled materials make direct printing of barcodes on corrugated a challenge Bare corrugated…