Creating a Barcode

Before you can create a barcode, you must determine what information you want to encode and what symbology to use to encode it. The first factor to consider is whether the barcodes will be used strictly in-house (for example, in inventory control or direct sales to consumers) or will be placed on products that will be shipped and/or sold elsewhere. For in-house applications, nearly any code that meets your needs and can be scanned by your equipment will suffice. For other applications, industry standards and constraints will help determine what barcode you can use.

ClosedSelect the Barcode Symbology

ClosedCreate or Obtain the Data to be Encoded

ClosedGenerate the Barcode Symbol

ClosedVerify the Barcode