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Barcode Artwork Tests

We have a new service where we can test your barcode artwork. This will give you an idea of whether it will scan well before you go to print.

This is not an official Barcode Verification Report (which costs $59) as required by some supermarket and hardware chains. We use the same equipment and give similar information.

This test will be done on your artwork so you can have more confidence about the quality of the barcode before you go to print. The test can tell you if there are any problems with the barcode artwork. A barcode artwork test gives you peace of mind.

Common problems we see with barcodes are;

  • too short
  • right white space cropped
  • text overlaid into white space
  • blurred lines
  • incorrect format used

Please purchase the quantity you require (AU$35 each), and then email a pdf of the barcode artwork to us. The pdf must be A4 or smaller in size, and 100%. We will print it on a laser printer in B&W (so it won’t test any other print colours) and test it, then email the report to you.

Please note that our verification machine can only verify EAN-13 and UPC-A barcode images that are between 80% and 135% magnification (please see the Standard Barcode Dimensions).

You can view some sample reports below. Grades vary from A (excellent) to C (OK) to D & below which are fails.

A grade Test Pass
B grade Test Pass
C grade Test Pass
Decodability Test Fail 
Right Margin Test Fail
modulation and magnificationTest Fail 

Barcode Artwork Test