Axicon Visit Recap

Axicon verifiers are feature rich and responsive to customer needs Axicon products have been a part of our products catalog for quite a while, and yet we had only begun to understand the broader range of capabilities their products offer to customers. Being here has been like drinking from the proverbial fire hose: Axicon verifiers…

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Axicon Visit

First day at Axicon Auto ID in Weston-on-the-Green—a completely unexpected location for a high tech company: everything is located in an ancient horse farm, refurbished to house a modern barcode specialty company. Weston-on-the-Green is a very historic area—near where George Washington came from before he went to the colonies and helped to establish the United…

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Axicon Group

Axicon Group has evolved and matured into one of the major forces in barcode verification. I had the pleasure of visiting them in Brentwood almost 20 years ago, and next week I have the unique opportunity to visit them again, now in Weston. Axicon is one of the top manufacturers of barcode verifiers worldwide As a…

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Prepress verification of barcodes: connecting the dots

Prepress verification of barcodes is a common practice in many printing companies. The reasons are partly from experience and partly practical: verification at prepress catches problems before they waste expensive press time, keeps expensive verification out of the damage-prone press environment and keeps press operators from making decisions they shouldn’t make based on technical and…

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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 Virtually every barcode design software provides for press gain…

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