Barcode Verifiers are technical measuring devices to determine if a barcode meets the required dimensional and reflectance characteristics as per industry standards. It will determine the flaws within the barcode to help users fix the problem. A verifier determines if any scanner will be able to read the barcode first time every time. Most of the problems with scanning a barcode are not a scanner error, but a barcode printing error. Ensuring all your barcodes scan properly is critical to achieving the return on investment of an overall barcode system.
Barcode verifiers come in stand-alone handheld devices or units built into thermal transfer printers. They are certified and calibrated to grade barcodes based on ANSI or ISO/IEC grading systems. They provide a percent and letter grade in each category to determine the exact quality of each barcode and compare to a preset requirement. A printed report of the grade is available for record keeping or providing proof to customers.