Below are the ITF-14 Specifications in millimeters. This page shows the officially allowed sizes of your ITF-14 Barcode on your carton.
The top and bottom bearer bars are mandatory, whereas the vertical bearer bars are optionally provided a printing method is being used that doesn’t require printing plates.
The magnification range specified for an ITF-14 Barcode Symbol being scanned in a General Distribution Scanning environment is between 50 and 100%. For other scanning environments, the range is 25-100%
If printing onto corrugate fibreboard, the ITF-14 should be above 62.5%.
Height of Bars:
For the bars in a General Distribution Scanning Environment, the minimum height is 32mm.
In other scanning environments, the bar height should be as high as possible. 13mm is the minimum bar height. Hence all ITF-14’s should exceed this height; however, every effort should be made to ensure that the height is as close as possible to 32mm.
Bar Width Ratio:
The width ratio of the bar is 2.5:1. The acceptable range for this ratio is between 2.25:1 and 3:1.
Human Readable Interpretation:
Font, font size, and location are not specified; however, these should be printed clearly in proportion to the rest of the BarcodeBarcode. It is preferred for the font to appear below the BarcodeBarcode.
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All measurements are in millimeters.
It is best to allow more space for the quiet zones than the minimum in case of ink spread.
General Distribution Scanning Environment – This refers to automated scanning by a machine as the item passes along a conveyor belt.
Other Scanning Environments – Typically, this refers to handheld scanners.
Bar Width Ratio – this refers to the ratio of complete modules to narrow modules in the ITF-14. A comprehensive module should be 2.5 times the width of a narrow module.
Quiet Zones – Area of white space on either side of the bars
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