A barcode is essentially a graphic image that conveys data. Just as French and English use the Roman character set for letters, different barcode languages use bar and space patterns to encode data. Barcodes have become integrated into our modern lives and are used in a wide variety of applications. Although there are many online barcode generators and tools to make barcode images, it is important to understand the differences between the barcode tools and the types of barcode images available.
Generating barcodes that consistently and correctly scan is a common problem. Barcodes that cannot be read or cannot be read (scanned) easily can cause supply chain disruptions, poor customer experience and can be subject to compliance charges by certain trading partners. The first question to determine the best barcode generator to use is to identify HOW the barcode image will be used or displayed. Is the image going to be used on the web, a product’s packaging, integrated into a label, or even printed on a poster?
There are different types of graphic file formats. Common low-resolution formats such as JPG and PNG are ideal for web graphics but should NEVER be used when a barcode is to be included within a package design or printed label. Barcode images that will be printed on traditional printing press should ALWAYS be vector-based (.eps) and include a parameter called “bar width reduction” to compensate for bar growth that occurs during printing. Using incorrect file formats and not including the compensation factor risk unscannable printed barcodes which are printed too dark. Click here to learn more about barcode file formats.
Since 2001, Createbarcodes.com has been providing .eps barcodes files for all barcode languages AND is the only online software application to receive UCC/EAN (GS1) certification for standards compliance. Both sizing and bar width reduction can be entered to generate digital barcode images that can be replicated when printed. Tutorial information is also provided for each selected barcode language. The .eps barcode files are emailed instantly and accounts maintain a history of all previous orders.
Please visit www.createbarcodes.com to generate high-quality digital barcode files.
It is important to note that www.createbarcodes.com nor any of the other barcode generation tools below assign data, such as UPC or ISBN. If your company requires UPC barcodes but does not yet have a licensed Company Prefix or GTIN, please visit www.barcode-us.com.
Online Free Barcode Tools
There are hundreds of available websites that generate free low resolution barcode images. Please bear in mind that none of these websites can warrant the encodation or precision of the barcode files they generate. However, for basic applications, the following listed barcode generators can provide a variety of different types of barcodes.
One thing to consider for barcodes, such UPC, that will be included on finished product packaging, is how professional the actual barcode and text appear. Many of the free barcode images have shortened heights and human readable text below is incorrectly sized. This is not as significant for proprietary applications.
This tool is an easy and quick way to generate low-resolution barcodes in over 70 formats. Users can select language, data, rotation. error correction, quiet zone and colors. There are many linear barcode options to choose from; Postal code, Health code, GS1 DataBar, EAN / UPC, ISBN code.
Please visit https://seochecker.it/barcode-generator .
A simple free barcode generator tool with an intuitive user interface Available barcodes include QR code, Codabar, Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128, EAN-8, EAN-13, ISBN, Interleaved 2 of 5, Standard 2 of 5, MSI Plessey, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC Extension 2 Digits, UPC Extension 5 Digits, PostNet, Italian Pharmacode (Code 32, ISMN, Pharmacode, ISSN, Data Matrix, EAN-14.
Please visit https://online-barcode-generator.net/
A free tool to help you to create QR Code, Code 128, Code 39, UPC-A, Data Matrix, Channel Code, MSI Plessey, MicroPDF, Aztec Code, Code 16k, Maxicode, Planet, Aztec Runes.
Please visit www.barcode-generator.org
This tool provides a simple form to generate barcodes for item identification, Lean logistics, inventory management, asset tracking, and more. Types available: CODE128, CODE128A, CODE128B, CODE128C, EAN13, EAN8, UPC, CODE39, ITF14, ITF, MSI, MSI10, MSI11, MSI1010o, MSI1110, Pharmacode.
Printed Barcode Labels – An Alternative to Files
Printed barcode labels are ideal for items that are already printed or have finished packaging. Orderbarcodes.com is a label service bureau that provides the easiest and quickest way to order printed barcode labels for immediate shipping. The online portal enables users to place barcode label orders for more than 50 STOCK label sizes, in 4 different material types, and most orders ship the SAME DAY they are placed.