Bar-code Labels Overview

Bar-codes were invented in the 1970’s mainly to enable faster service at grocery checkouts. Ever since, bar-code labeling has significantly reduced manual processing of information throughout the world. Thanks to bar-codes, a job that previously required days, even weeks of labor, now requires a few minutes of scanning. Also, with this electronic processing of data, the chance of errors is minimal.

With the new technology, bar-code options are getting more interesting. Some people are already using their cell phones to scan bar-codes and buy products at the vending machine, or to scan bar-codes and view extra information online about the product.

Let’s take a closer look at bar-codes: they are images made up of dots, lines or shapes that we see on almost every product for sale. When read by a bar-code reader, these images show the necessary information about a product: its price, description, manufacturer, the manufacturer’s address, the product’s date of expiration, serial number, etc.

This system of seemingly random dots and lines is like a Morse code; it looks undecipherable, but with the help of a bar-code reader, it communicates information about a product. If you are looking to learn more about bar-code labels – how they are used, how they can be obtained and printed – you’ve come to the right place. Bar-code Label Pros will provide many useful tips related to bar-codes. After you’ve read through the detailed info and decided what kind of bar-code labels would best suit your application, and after you’ve obtained the necessary bar-code, we will be happy to supply you with data labels of your choice.