Glossary of Print Inspection Terms
Learn more about print quality and data integrity inspection terms commonly used in our Print Industry.
What is a Barcode
A barcode essentially is a way to encode information in a visual pattern that a machine can read. The combination of black and white bars (elements) represents different text characters which follow a set algorithm for that barcode type. If you change the sequence of elements you get a different text.
A barcode scanner reads this pattern of black and white that is then turned into a line of text your computer can understand.
What is a Barcode Verification
Barcode verification gives organizations the reassurance and confidence that the bar code will perform as intended at all stages of the product’s supply chain.
What is Barcode Grading
Barcode grading gives a measure of the first-time scan rate which determines its quality, through decoding, measuring, and checking the format of the barcode.