We cannot imagine a business today the does not have use for a barcode, they are everywhere and naturally a business that does not have them must be still labouring in years gone by. We have seen that what makes them ideal is because of the accuracy, consistency, speed and economy which they provide to the manufacturer or retailer.
We have witnessed over the years how the barcode makes selling all manner of products an easy process. The information and the price of the product are stored in the barcode label in the form of lines of differing thicknesses. Naturally they are seen across all round the world.
Although to the untrained eye they barcode may look the same, the one exception of course is the QR code which does not look at all like a barcode as we know it, but it is a form of barcode nonetheless. Another important feature of the barcode is the material from which it is made. These are what is known as the stock and the three main materials are are aluminium labels, ceramic labels and polyester labels. These can be customised and are available in various sizes. The adhesive backing can also vary, depending on the use and environment it will be used in.
We have all seen how business has adapted to change over the years with technology, barcode labels are one such product which has now taken over many traditional and manual types of product identification.