What is a Bar Code?

Videojet offers different technologies to enable you to select the best labeler or bar code printer for your product.

The bar code is a type of numerical code with lines or bars containing individual and precise information on a product. The printing of this code on any product helps ensure effective traceability, as this symbol stores various information such as expiry date, batch number, general information, date of processing, etc.

The clearer and more legible the bar code, the easier it is for optical readers to interpret the encrypted information of the product, which is why Videojet is the best option to print your bar code.

Bar Code Printer
Have you already requested and wish to print or label your bar code on your production line?
Videojet has different technologies and machines to print the bar code on any type of support surface:

Linear or 1D Bar Codes
These are used to store codes, either numerical or alphabetical, using a linear combination of bars and spaces of different sizes.

2D Bar Codes
These store data in both the height and the width of the symbol. The main advantage of this bar code is that it can store large amounts of data with high security.

Bar code printers for type A codes:

  • Thermal inkjet printers
  • Heat transfer
  • Laser marking systems

Bar code printers for type B codes:

  • Continuous inkjet printers

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