Label Design and Printing Software
Successful barcode technology begins with well-designed and professionally printed labels that are readable and scannable for the life of the product in the supply chain. You need label design and printing software that is absolutely accurate and precise to ensure the integrity of your own database and to remain industry compliant.
Barcode Design Variables
A barcode is a combination of lines and spaces that captures information about the item to which it is affixed. Depending on your business, you might want to store details about the serial and lot number, expiry date, color, maintenance schedule, vendor or anything else pertinent to your operational processes. When the barcode is scanned, the data is transmitted to a computer for processing into useful information.
The two primary barcode designs are:
- Linear symbology configured as vertical lines and spaces read from left to right
- Two-dimensional (2D) symbology which organizes the information both vertically and horizontally
It is the information criteria on each barcode symbology that differentiate it from other barcodes and maintains the integrity of the data. You might want to add text and various images to enhance the barcode’s uniqueness.