A few of the larger retail chains ask for verification reports before they will accept products. They want to know if the barcode is going to scan easily. Verification reports are special scans of a barcode (on its final printed label or packaging). The barcode is graded on how easy it is for scanning machines to read it. A pass grade is A, B, C or D. The test also shows how many times the barcode scan passed and failed.
Our barcode verification tests are performed using the latest verification technology to internationally accepted barcode standards. If your retailer requires verification, please order below and then post or email your barcode to us (on its final printed label or packaging). Reports take 2-3 days after we receive your barcode. We will email the verification report to you. You can find out if you are likely to require verification on our barcode acceptance page.
Verification report for your completed artwork or printed packaging.
After you order barcode verification
After your order verification, please email a copy of your final printed barcode to us at A4 size in pdf format. Our address is on our Contact Page. To our knowledge, our verification reports are accepted by all retailers in the UK and Europe.
Just over 10% of the barcodes we have verified fail the test. This is usually because of a few easily preventable reasons, such as the barcode being too small. Please see The official barcode standards for help passing the verification process.
Barcode verifier machines do the verification test. This is different from a barcode scanner. A barcode verifier is a highly sensitive machine that can pick up tiny variations in barcode images. Barcode verifier machines can decode barcode images and test their scanning quality (against a number of different criteria).
A Barcode Verification Machine
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