Bar Code Technical Resource Articles


This page is a source for articles containing the answers to the most commonly asked technical questions from our readers. It's mostly about getting started with bar codes, making or buying bar codes, solving problems with bar codes, figuring out how to best use bar codes, etc. 

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Technical Tips for Bar Code Packaging, Fonts, Colors, Etc.

Bar Codes and Packaging

Where Do You Place the Bar Code On Product Packaging?

Bar Code Quiet Zones Illustrated and Explained

The Most Common Cause of Barcode Failure

Selecting the Right Bar Code Font for Your Bar Code Label Needs

Bar Code Colors - What Works?

Bar Code Label Software - Getting Started

Best Practices for Bar Code Wristband Formatting

Long Range Bar Code Scanning


Bar Code Printing

Choosing a Bar Code Label Printer

Direct Thermal vs. Thermal Transfer Label Printers

Buying a Bar Code Label Printer - Printhead Resolution


Other Helpful Bar Code Resources

Useful Resources on the Auto-ID and Mobility Website

Helpful Barcode Resources From the GS1Website


Written by Erin Thayer 

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