More Dense Barcodes

barcode density

  • 30 characters in the bar code (www.nationalband.com/laser.htm).
  • The smallest codes cannot be read using a smart phone because the bar code is too dense.

Less Dense Barcodes

barcode density

  • 6 characters in the bar code (AB1234).
  • All the codes can be read using a smart phone because the code is not that dense.

A dense bar code is more difficult to read especially with a low quality imager such as a smart phone app.

To change your link to a less dense bar code, follow these steps:

  1. Copy your link
  2. Go to https://bitly.com/
  3. Paste your link in the box at the top right to shorten
  4. Copy the new link, paste in your file to replace long link

Need to have editable info on your barcoded tag?

Many people need to keep a single barcode on a particular tag and application, but need the ability to edit the information returned when the barcode is scanned. If that’s you, here’s a solution using webpages!

  1. Setup a website on your domain (ie: www.nationalband.com)
  2. Create pages for each tag you want barcoded (ie: Tag 1 Barcode = www.nationalband.com/tag-1)
  3. Add your data/info to the webpage (ie: “Specs for Machine A: xxxx” on www.nationalband.com/tag-1)
  4. Edit your info as needed, but always use the same webpage for that particular machine and tag
  5. Repeat for each additional tag/machine (ie: Tag 2 Barcode = www.nationalband.com/tag-2 = “Specs for Machine B: xxxx”)

Want to use Microsoft Excel to track your info?

Many people need to keep a single barcode on a particular tag and application, but need the ability to edit the information returned when the barcode is scanned. If that’s you, here’s a solution using Excel!