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  • Barcode Artwork Test

    We have a new service where we can test your barcode artwork, to give you an idea of whether it will scan well.

    This is not an official Barcode Verification Report (which costs US$59) as required by some Supermarket and Hardware chains. But is a test using the same equipment and giving the same information.

    This test will be done on your artwork so you can have more confidence about the quality of the barcode before you go to print or it will tell you what problems there are with the barcode artwork.

    To do this test, please purchase the quantity you require (Br350 each), and then email a pdf of the barcode artwork to us. The pdf must be A4 or smaller in size, and 100%. We will print it on a laser printer in B&W (so it won’t test any other print colours) and test it, then email the report to you.

    You can view some sample reports below. Grades vary from A (excellent) to C (OK) to D & below which are fails.


    Test Pass A grade
    Test Pass B grade
    Test Pass C grade
    Test Fail Decodability
    Test Fail Right Margin
    Test Fail modulation and magnification



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  • Barcode Registration

    Purchase Registration (for an EAN-13 or UPC-A barcode number that you already own) below. You will be able to register your barcode on the International Barcodes Database (product information submitted to that database will also get submitted to several other main online barcode databases). After we receive your order we’ll email you a request for proof of barcode ownership. When we receive proof that you are the owner of your barcode number we will give you instructions for how to register your barcode.

    Br408 per barcode number

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  • Barcode Verification

    Barcode verification is a test scan of the barcode as it will be printed on the product packaging. These tests are done on a technical scanning machine that measures how easily and accurately the barcode is likely to scan in a variety of different environments. The report will either come back with a Pass grade (A, B, C or D) or a Fail grade (in which case reasons will be given for the failure).

    Some retailers require that all barcodes going into their stores have verification reports done on them first. This ensures that all of the barcodes in their stores scan easily to avoid missed scans and save check-out time. You can get an idea of what stores require verification here. – Verification reports are required by some larger retailers. Often supermarket chains require these.

    Our verification reports are done to an internationally accepted standard with the best verification technology. To properly adhere to these standards, we require that you send us a sample of your barcode on its product packaging as it will be printed. Reports take 2-3 days to complete once we receive your packaging, so please allow for this time in addition to the time it will take your packaging to reach us. You can find our address here.

    Once we receive your order, we will contact you regarding verifying your barcode. This will normally take 2-24 hours, depending on the time of day/week that you make the order. Our normal office hours are 7am-7pm Mon-Fri (NZ time), plus we process some orders on Saturday whenever possible.

    Instant email delivery if paying by credit or debit card or PayPal on our website.

    • Verification Report

      Verification report for your completed artwork. This should be printed and sent to us so that we can do the verification report for the barcode as it will be finally printed (or as close as possible)


      Quantity Price per Barcode
      1 Br 3,599


      Note – All prices are in Ethiopian Birr

    Just over 10% of the verification reports that we do fail. This is usually due to simple common mistakes with the dimensions of the barcode. If you need a barcode verification report, please ensure that your barcode adheres to the Standard Barcode Dimensions. The barcode must adhere to this, including sufficiently big quiet zones on either side.

    It is always a good idea to check your barcode before sending it to us. You could look at it under a magnifying glass to see if any of the bar lines are fuzzy. If at all possible, it is a good idea to test scan the barcode yourself with a handheld scanner before sending it to us. The chances are that if it doesn’t scan well with your scanner, it won’t pass a verification report.

    Here you can find detailed information on barcode verification and how to ensure that your barcode scans well.

    Look here for CD barcodes, DVD barcodes, ISBN book barcodes and ISSN magazine barcodes.

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