Barcode News

No this article is not actually about barcode news, it is of course about bar code quality. But when you think about it, almost anything having to do with barcode news is by definition about bar code quality. Incidentally the very best place to find out about barcode news is at a great newsletter called…

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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 Not all barcode design software provides for bar…

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Scan Reflectance Profile

The Scan Reflectance Profile or SRP is a graphic representation of the changing reflectance values of a linear bar code across its width, from leading quiet zone to trailing quiet zone. As the scanner detects and, through a timing algorithm, “measures” the widths of each element (bar and space), it acquires a reflectance reading that…

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