Sometimes customers ask us about the ‘Free Barcodes Generators’ available on the internet. There are two ways in which free barcodes can work:
1. The Barcode Number
These are not legal, legitimate barcode numbers and are essentially made up. It is ok to use these numbers for your personal use, however, if the numbers are for retail use, then it is illegal to use these made-up numbers, and it can lead to severe problems if someone comes across this. Getting barcodes in this way (or from online stores that sell them very cheap) is often a false economy. People who ignore the initial legal payment of Rs5000 or so, later face more significant consequences and expenses than the initial Rs5000 saved.
2. The Barcode Images
Once you have your barcode number(s), there are various ways in which you can obtain the images. Here are the following ways:
- You can find a free barcode generator on the internet and either download this or produce them online by typing in your barcode number. These barcode generators often do not let you adjust the size of the barcode, and they make low-quality images. If you are already spending a lot of money on having the packaging printed, the last thing you want is to have to reprint due to a mistake with the barcode.
- You can get barcode font to use on your computer within a word or another program. These do not work for retail barcodes and produce shallow quality images which cause difficulties when scanning.
- You can purchase professional barcode image software and produce your images to provide a barcode oriented service. The best programs cost several hundred dollars, and it can be tiresome to figure out how to use them. This may be the best option if you have hundreds of images to produce; however, if this is not the case, it is probably cheaper and definitely more comfortable to use the next option.
- You can purchase the barcode images here – for reasonable prices. These are completely customizable (Size and Definition wise) and come automatically in standard size with 600 dpi in 5 different file formats (Bitmap, eps, Tiff, Jpeg and PDF). We can also add text above or below and change the font if you wish as well as various things. If you have specific requirements and want to check that we can do them, then please contact us.