The use of barcode labels is now the universal product tracking system and is required for almost all goods supplied to the retail trade. Barcode labels ensure error-free, machine-readable recording (using barcode scanners) and avoid human error when accounting for stock or equipment.
Barcode labels for business
Invaluable to businesses and the educational sector which have large inventories of equipment to monitor, track or maintain, barcode labels can be decoded with scanners and compared against a database for tracking or maintenance purposes.
Warehouses use barcode labels to identify the location of specific products in aisles and on shelves and often use them in conjunction with asset labels and asset tags.
Ensuring quality with barcode stickers
Barcode stickers are normally printed on white or light-coloured material to ensure good legibility and quality. Selectamark can produce barcode labels either as individual batches or as part of a broader label design incorporating company colours and logos (Label xx). We can also print consecutively numbered barcode labels.
Code 39 barcodes
Code 39 is a variable length, discrete barcode symbology. The Code 39 specification defines 43 characters, consisting of uppercase letters (A through Z), numeric digits (0 through 9) and a number of special characters (-, ., $, /, +, %, and space). An additional character (denoted ‘*’) is used for both start and stop delimiters. Each character is composed of nine elements: five bars and four spaces. Three of the nine elements in each character are wide (binary value 1), and six elements are narrow (binary value 0). The width ratio between narrow and wide can be chosen between 1:2 and 1:3
To design your own label using the SelectaLabel Label Maker, please click the 'Design Yours' button below. To find out more about the wide range of security solutions Selectamark can offer, just call 01689 860757 or email [email protected]