5. Test/Verify Printed Barcodes

Barcode verification is the best way to increase scannability and help your barcodes scan the first time, every time. Poor quality barcodes may cost you time, productivity, and money. Choose from these three options:

GS1 US Solution Providers

Use the GS1 US Solution Provider Finder to find a solution provider who can perform Barcode Verification Services.

GS1 US Barcode Verification Services

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GS1 US® tests the barcode for adherence to GS1 Standards through a verification process and the GS1 General Specifications. This for-fee service testing includes size assessment, color, print quality, quiet zones, barcode height, location/placement of the barcode, and the correct calculation of the check digit.

For more information, view our GS1 US Barcode Verification Services page.

Verification equipment

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You can purchase your own verification equipment to perform verification yourself. You can choose from one of the GS1 US Solution Providers that sell verifiers. Select the Hardware option, then scroll down to select Verifiers.

You can use GS1 US Calibrated Conformance Standard Test Cards to check your verifier’s calibration and improve verification reliability. Test cards help to ensure that your barcodes will read accurately throughout the supply chain to the point-of-sale. You can purchase these test cards from GS1 US.

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