Bar code printing –
something we take for granted when someone else is responsible for it;
something we sometimes fear when we are responsible for it.
Regardless of where or by whom bar code symbols are printed on
product packaging, labels, or any media, a few basic rules apply.
While not a technically
rigorous class, this session takes a look at the basic rules of bar code
printing. Topics include:
What symbology? What size? What placement?
What colors? What quality?
While some consideration is
given in this session to the various print methodologies available both
off-site and on-site, the bulk of the time is spent on decisions that must
be made by the entity responsible for the packaging or the label, regardless
of the print methodology chosen.
Anyone with responsibility
for package graphics, bar code label production, or package/label quality
assurance will benefit from this session.
Without recommending any
manufacturer, the session syllabus includes a website listing, with
specific URLs, of representative printer manufacturers.
This session is designed to
enable the attendee to be a better-informed customer when the time comes to
make a decision about bar code printing.
TB102 is the second of four related sessions which include (in sequence)
TB101 – Bar Code Symbologies; TB102 – Printing; TB203 – Verification;
and TB103 – Scanning.