Barcode labels are asset tags featuring machine-readable data on them. Most businesses use barcode labels to list and differentiate their inventory items among other similar products. When used at places like warehouses, retail locations, etc. businesses can easily keep a track on their inventory items.
Barcode labels are available in a wide range of different adhesive backings. You can also order barcode labels in customised dimensions. Materials used for making barcode labels and asset tags include metal, plastic, vinyl and paper, with the relevant types available for different applications. Using an adhesive, these tags can easily be attached on the surface of the items.
Methods used for barcode encoding
Two different methods are used for encoding numerical data on asset tags and barcode labels. One technique uses many vertical lines of varying thickness. These vertical lines are specially used to encode the data using a particular barcode program. A range of different information can be encoded on barcode labels by varying the number, thickness and spaces of vertical lines.
On the other hand, the second method uses a two-dimensional pattern of dots with different thickness. They are often placed on a square or rectangular frame. Whatever data is encoded using these techniques cannot be easily read by human eye. You will need a barcode reader and special software to decode the information stored on these barcode labels.
The data stored on barcode labels and asset tags can comprise of data fields, colours and sizes, based on the order you place.