What is Barcode Verification?
Barcode Verification is the process of grading barcodes using a scanning device. Barcode verifiers are precision scanning devices that are either separate or integrated into barcode printer which enable the verification process.
Verification helps confirm that a code being produced will be accepted anywhere, by any reader. It is the only way to formally assign a grade to a barcode, as well as the most reliable way to diagnose and fix marking errors. Major retail stores will penalize suppliers who deliver products with "unreadable barcodes" these "chargebacks" can cost thousands of dollars.
Barcode verifiers grade 1-D and or 2-D barcodes according to quality parameters defined by industry standards which are developed by international organizations like ANSI/ISO and industry groups like GS1 and HIBCC.
Barcode verification guides producers through the marking process to produce readable, high-quality codes. Barcode verifiers analyze a barcode and assign a quality grade to them, typically expressed as a letter grade (A through F) or a numerical equivalent (4 to 0). A barcode with a grade of C or better is considered a passing code and 100% scannable.
Barcode verifiers and software report on code quality parameters and validate data for conformance to ISO/IEC 15415, ISO/IEC 15416, and AIM DPM (ISO/IEC TR 29158) guidelines. Barcode verification software offers diagnostic features to identify problems with barcodes that do not pass and provide information needed to improve the code so that it and others will pass.
BarcodeFactory offers several freestanding verifiers or Barcode Printers with in-line verifiers. Printing quality barcodes requires the proper printhead, ribbon, sizing and print settings. We can help you with these requirements and adding or upgrading to barcode verification.