Why is Barcode artwork verification important?

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A lot of barcode buyers don’t really care about the artwork verification and why it is important. If you are unsure about it, too, this section is for you to have a read.

Custom barcode artwork needs a verification check before you get them printed on your product. It is important to see if the artwork image is laid out well. We perform an in-depth test for:

  • Dimensions.
  • Correct symbology.
  • White Spaces.
  • Other common barcode layout errors.

  • Barcodes Artwork Test

    Besides artwork verification, Barcodes Pakistan also provides an Artwork Test to ensure that your Barcode works well with scanners. Not to confuse it with the official Barcode Verification Report, costing you $59, required by some supermarkets and chains.

    However, this will be done using the same equipment with the same information to use your barcode with peace and be sure of its quality.

    If you want to get your barcode artwork tested, purchase the required quantity, each for $20, and email your artwork in the PDF file format( must be of A4 size or smaller in size). We will print it on a laser printer in B&W (so it won’t test any other print colors), and once it gets tested, we will email you the report shortly.

    You can view some sample reports below. Grades vary from A (excellent) to C (OK) to D & below, showing your artwork fails our test.

    Test Pass A grade

    Test Pass B grade

    Test Pass C grade

    Test Fail Decodability

    Test Fail Right Margin

    Test Fail modulation and magnification

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This process isn’t automated, which takes us at least 12-24 hours to generate a test result. Please bear with us, or if you need it urgently, you may contact us at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

You need this test if your retailers require barcode verification for all new products entering their stores. Other companies conduct artwork tests themselves on new products they are displaying. 

There are some official standards for barcode size and symbol dimensions that are being followed everywhere. Consider these standards before you get the barcodes printed onto your products. This is especially true if you are re-sizing or truncating the barcodes. If your barcode is too small, some barcode scanners may not be able to read it.If your retailers require barcode verification on the final printed barcode before your product is allowed to enter their stores, following the standards below will help your barcode to pass verification.

Barcodes Specification

It simply is a computerized image, usually an encapsulated postscript file (.eps) of a standardized image barcode for use inside a graphical design. To ensure that the printed symbol is easily scannable in the marketplace and easily get through the long supply chain procedures, a high-resolution digital image of the Barcode is required. The picture is needed to contribute to identification when printing the Barcode directly onto your products.
These products can be in the following form:

  • Label.
  • Product packaging.
  • Book.
  • Carton.
  • Coupon.

There you have it! Going one step ahead for your barcodes artwork test before printing saves you from any future errors you may face after getting these barcodes printed. It is always better to be safe than sorry and waste your time, money, and energy. After all, timely testing doesn’t harm anyone, does it?