“Do You Need Barcode Verification?”
Some retailers require Barcode Verification for all new products entering their stores. Please check with your retailer to see whether this is required. Other companies conduct these tests themselves on new products they are accepting.
Verification Reports can also be performed on your artwork before printing. This is a good way to determine whether your barcode is likely to be readable when it is finally printed. NOTE that Verification Reports on barcode artwork do not guarantee that the final printed barcode will scan well – as there can be errors in the final barcode printing process.
The safest process is to get a Barcode Verification report performed on your artwork and another verification report for your final printed product.
If you would like a Verification Report (for your artwork or final printed barcode), please purchase below and send us a copy of your barcode. Post or courier the final printed barcode to us (as printed on its label or packaging). Our address is on our contact page.
Verification reports for your completed barcode artwork and finally printed packaging.
Price: US $59.00 Per Report
Barcode verification is a test scan of the barcode as it will be printed on the product packaging. These tests are done on a technical scanning machine that measures how easily and accurately the barcode is likely to scan in a variety of different environments. The report will either come back with a Pass grade (A, B, C or D) or a Fail grade (in which case reasons will be given for the failure).
Our verification reports are done to an internationally accepted standard with the best verification technology. To properly adhere to these standards, we require that you send us a sample of your barcode on its product packaging as it will be printed. Reports take 2-3 days to complete once we receive your packaging, so please allow for this time in addition to the time it will take your packaging to reach us. You can find our address here.
Once we receive your order, we will contact you regarding verifying your barcode. This will normally take 2-24 hours, depending on the time of day/week that you make the order.
Just over 10% of the verification reports that we do fail. This is usually due to simple common mistakes with the dimensions of the barcode. If you need a barcode verification report, please ensure that your barcode adheres to the Standard Barcode Dimensions. The barcode must adhere to this, including sufficiently big quiet zones on either side.
It is always a good idea to check your barcode before sending it to us. You could look at it under a magnifying glass to see if any of the bar lines are fuzzy. If at all possible, it is a good idea to test scan the barcode yourself with a handheld scanner before sending it to us. The chances are that if it doesn’t scan well with your scanner, it won’t pass a verification report.
Here you can find detailed information on barcode verification and how to ensure that your barcode scans well.