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…

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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…

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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…

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QR Code Overview

  The QR or Quick Response Code is just now hitting the shores of North America but it has been widely used in Asia for many years. Here in America we are becoming familiar with QR Code mainly in mobile marketing applications—magazine and newspaper ads, business cards and the like—but QR Code has many other…

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Axicon 6525-S

The 6525-S is Axicon’s mid-range verifier for symbols up to 125mm (almost 5 inches) wide including quiet zones. Like the basic 6515 it automatically selects the correct aperture, 5, 6, 10 or 20 mil, based on the X dimension of the barcode. This—and the scan width—make it the perfect verifier for a 4” label from…

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