Barcode Artwork Test

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

This is not an official Barcode Verification Report (which costs $59) as required by some Supermarket and Hardware chains. But it is a test using the same equipment and giving 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, or it will tell you what problems there are with the barcode artwork.

To do this test, please purchase the quantity you require ($30 each) and then email us a PDF of the barcode artwork. 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), test it, and then email you the report.

Please note that our machine can only test EAN-13 and UPC-A barcode images with a magnification between 80% and 135% (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
Fail Decodability
Fail Right Margin
Test Fail modulation and magnification

Barcode Artwork Test