Bar Width Reduction

Bar width reduction or BWR is a method for adjusting the graphics design file of a barcode to compensate for press gain. Press gain or ink spread is one of the most common causes of poor barcode performance. Bar width reduction is a compensation for press gain Virtually every barcode design software provides for press gain…

RJS Leaves Printronix: Barcode Industry News

Administrator’s Introduction           In an unexpected move, Printronix sold the brand and assets of the Inspector series linear barcode verifier to a newly formed company, RJS Technologies of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company has announced its intentions to develop and market the product line. The deal did not include the fixed mount SV100 inline verifier which Printronix…

TruCheck Omni New Product Review

TruCheck Omni is now shipping as a production unit for customer delivery. Originally previewed at AIM Expo in Chicago in November 2010, it is the most powerful commercial ANSI and ISO/IEC-compliant bar code verifier ever offered. With an available 5 megapixel CCD imager focused to provide an “Extra Large” 120 mm x 153 mm (4.5…

When to Verify

When to verify–the question seems to imply that there are times not to verify, and that is not what I’m suggesting. It is always better to verify than never to, but there are better times and worse times to do it. I know this from personal observation. It is an amazing thing to be invited…

Verifier Silence

Verifier silence can be even more confounding than decodability and modulation. Relating these rather exotic parameters to the print process and using them to decide what to do is sometimes unclear but at least you have a successful scan. What does it mean when you don’t? What about verifier silence?. What about those times when…

Axicon V12000 2D Verifier

The Axicon V12000 is a pc-tethered 2D verifier (USB) that is fully compliant with current ISO, GS1 and Pharmaceutical standards. The Standard model has a 25mm wide x 18mm high field of view for smaller symbols. The Wide Throat model has a 37mm wide x 25mm high field of view for larger symbols. The factory…