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Available Barcode Types

Need Barcodes? We can do them too

When it comes to barcodes, nobody knows better than Tamperco. We can print fixed or secuential
Barcode to any security labels type and size. During production our labels are tested with a Laser, Camera and
CCD Barcode readers to ensure performance.

PLEASE NOTE that barcodes DO NOT SCAN over reflective films like holograms or silver bright chromed films
(TamperMax® and TamperVoid® Silver). If the barcode must be functional on any reflective film, we need to know
so we can print a white background on the barcode area (extra cost may apply depending on order volume)



Industry Standards for Barcodes and Labels

  • Bookland EAN encodes ISBN numbers, used internationally to mark books
  • ISSN and the SISAC Barcode: International Standard Serial Numbering
  • OPC: Optical Industry Associationbarcode for marking retail optical products
  • UCC/EAN-128: Widely used data formatting model for Code 128
  • UPC Shipping Container Symbol: ITF-14
  • Co-Operative labels: Located under software

Numeric-only barcodes

  • EAN-13: European Article Numbering international retail product code
  • EAN-8: Compressed version of EAN code for use on small products
  • UPC-A: Universal product code seen on almost all retail products in the USA and Canada
  • UPC-E: Compressed version of UPC code for use on small products
  • Code 11: Used primarily for labeling telecommunications equipment
  • Interleaved 2 of 5: Compact numeric code, widely used in industry, air cargo, other applications
  • Industrial 2 of 5: Older code not in common use
  • Standard 2 of 5: Older code not in common use
  • Codabar: Older code often used in library systems, sometimes in blood banks
  • Plessey: Older code commonly used for retail shelf marking
  • MSI: Variation of the Plessey code commonly used in USA
  • PostNet: Used by U.S. Postal Service for automated mail sorting

Alphanumeric barcodes

  • Code 39: General-purpose code in very wide use world-wide
  • Code 93: Compact code similar to Code 39
  • Code 128: Very capable code, excellent density, high reliability; in very wide use world-wide
  • LOGMARS: Same as Code 39, this is the U.S. Government specification

2-Dimensional barcodes

  • PDF417: Excellent for encoding large amounts of data
  • DataMatrix: Can hold large amounts of data, especially suited for making very small codes
  • Maxicode: Fixed length, used by United Parcel Service for automated package sorting
  • QR Code: Used for material control and order confirmation
  • Data Code
  • Code 49
  • 16K