Jul 12 2011

What are barcodes? Barcode labels?

Category: Printing & Publishing

Answer:

Barcode LabelsA barcode is a visual representation of information that can be transferred and printed onto a medium, typically a label. The barcodes themselves are created using parallel lines of differing widths and spacing that can be interpreted and read by a number of specialized equipment known as optical scanners or barcode readers. Barcode labels are an inexpensive and highly effective way for companies to use barcodes for tracking inventory and other information that is vital to their business. Today, even smartphones can be used as barcode readers. This technology has made it easier than ever to convey pricing and other information to potential customers. The newest type of barcode is called a QR code (Quick Response Code).


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