Why is Barcode Verification Important?

Barcode performance is has improved in recent year for several reasons. Digital printing is one reason. Better scanners is another. Don’t these aggregate into making barcode verification unnecessary? We don’t think so and here’s why. While it may be true that digital printing and better scanners have improved barcode performance, barcode quality has also been…

3D Barcodes

Yes Virginia, there are 3D barcodes but let’s first be clear what they are not. Contrary to what some have written, Data Matrix Code and QR Code are not 3D barcodes (and nor, for that matter, are UPC and Code 128 2D barcodes). Come on people, remember your middle school geometry: data encoded in the…

Code Match Part 2: Kitting

Kitting is specialized packaging—putting all of the parts together to form a complete kit; hence “kitting.” How do you ensure than the kit is complete and all the various parts are there? Code match is the best way. But if code match is a one-for-one match of a “master” barcode and its clone, how can…

Will Online Shopping Kill Barcodes?

Next to the predicted (and bogus) death of QR Codes, probably the next most prevalent doomsayer forecast is that online shopping will kill barcodes. And one of the most-oft stated causes is online shopping. This is something of a change since not too long ago the most popular reason that barcode technology was going to fail was…

Barcode Verifier Types

As barcode technology has matured and expanded into ever more, and more critical roles, barcodes are now found on a wider variety of materials and  packaging  configurations: metallic tubes and other cylindrical shapes, metallic-like bags, pouches and labels, parts and sub-assemblies of every  imaginable size, shape and substrate.  This means that barcode verification has also…