Barcode Home Page

Bar Coding Basics : What is a Bar Code? How is it read? What can you encode in one?

Printing Perfect Barcodes to ANY Printer: How to ensure compliant, readable barcodes from any printer.

Rasster vs. Vector Graphics : Explains the important difference between different graphic formats commonly used to create bar codes. Which format is best for producing the highest quality bar codes?

How A Bar Code Reader Works : Bar code readers are extremely simple devices made up of a light source, a photo diode and a simple microcontroller. See how they work.

Reading Bar Codes Directly From A Computer Screen: is entirely possible to read bar codes directly from a computer screen however there are a number of considerations that must be dealt with first.

Bar Code Symbologies Descriptions and Rules for all the most commonly used bar code symbologies.