Verification reports are test scan results of printed barcode images. These barcode test scans are made on very sophisticated verification machines. The reports tell us how easily & accurately the barcode images scan. The barcode is given a grade – a pass grade is A, B, C or D. The report also provides specific details about the various parameters of the barcode. Some companies require barcode verification for all new products entering their stores.
Our verification tests are performed using the latest verification technology to internationally accepted barcode standards. If your retailer requires verification, make your order below & then post/courier your barcode to us (on it’s final printed label or packaging). Reports take 2-3 days after we receive your barcode (we will email the verification report to you).
Barcode Verification requires that your barcode images adhere to a strict set of regulations please see Barcode Dimensions for more details on what is required for your barcode to pass verification. If you wish to verify another kind of barcode (i.e ITF-14) please ask us about the specifications for other barcodes.
Verification report for your completed artwork or finally printed packaging.
“Do I need barcode verification?”
Some retailers require barcode verification for all new products entering their stores (you need to 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 prior to 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 then another verification report for your final printed product.
If you would like a verification report (for your artwork or final printed barcode), please purchase above & then send us a copy of your barcode. Post or courier the final printed barcode to us (as printed its label or packaging). Our address is on our contact page.
NOTE: We are not aware of any companies in New Zealand that won’t accept our verification reports. The only company that has chosen not to accept our verification reports (that we know of) is Woolworths Australia (they require the bar code verification reports to be done by GS1-Australia).
“How can I make sure my barcodes pass verification?”
About 12% of the barcodes our customers have sent to us in the past failed verification. The standards that a barcode needs to meet in order to pass verification are quite high. If you are getting your barcodes verified, please read the following information & ensure that your barcode complies with the barcode standards & verification criteria before sending it to us for verification:
1. The official barcode standards
2. How to pass barcode verification
Further information about barcode verification:
A barcode verifier is not the same as a barcode scanner. A barcode scanner is typically a mass-produced item that interfaces with a computer providing machine recognition of the information (data) encoded in a barcode image. Using a scanner to test or read a barcode only assures that the scanned bar code has some area on it that is readable, by that barcode scanner. Hence, the better the barcode scanner, the less barcode quality assurance is maintained (eg a good barcode scanner could read a poor quality barcode image).
In contrast, a bar code verifier is a precision machine that is designed to predict how easily the barcode will be read by typical barcode scanners. The barcode verifier can decode, measure and check the quality barcode images of all qualities, and indicate any areas that need to be improved.
Understanding a Barcode Verification Report
For more information about understanding the results of a barcode verification report, see this link on Barcode-Test website.