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PolylabelThe Complete Barcode Guide

The Complete Barcode Guide

We understand that it is important for our customers to make informed decisions with regards to the type of barcode symbologies and materials they require. It is with this in mind that we have provided this section as a service to our customers and to internet users as a whole.

This section will provide you with information regarding barcodes, the different barcode label symbologies and their specifications, a glossary of common barcode related terms, a section discussing checkdigit, a free barcode generator to allow you to generate barcode images and last but not least, a simple to user asset management software utility.

Please feel free to explore this section and to provide us with any suggestions you may have by contacting us here. Please select one of the following links in the right column panel to explore the guide.

NOTE: Only barcode patents open to the public are illustrated in this guide.

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