Tuesday, June 20, 2017

All About ISBN Barcodes











What does ISBN stand for? Where do you get an ISBN? How do you turn an ISBN number into an ISBN13 barcode? You have ISBN questions and we have ISBN answers!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Barcode Glossary & FAQ








What does ISBN stand for? What does 'symbology' mean? What on earth is an Application Identifier? What you need is a barcode glossary. We just so happen to have one for you! Everything from AIs to ZIP code barcodes, you'll find it in the Big Barcode FAQ.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Barcodes Don't Have to Be Boring!

















Barcodes have rules that must be followed to be quickly scannable, every time.

















But once you create accurate bars and spaces, there's plenty of room for creativity.


















Learn the right way to make a scannable barcode, then let your imagination run wild.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

How to Make UPC and EAN Barcodes in Excel













When you need to make UPC or EAN barcodes by the hundreds or thousands it doesn't make sense to create them one at a time! Azalea's UPC & EAN macros for Excel make batch-barcoding a breeze.

Friday, June 02, 2017

All About UPCs











How do you get UPC barcodes for your products? What's a 'company prefix'? Can you make up your own UPC numbers? You have so many questions, and we have so many answers!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Interleaved Two of Five Barcodes: What Are They?









What is an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode? What does 'interleaved' mean? What's an 'ITF-14'? Do we have the answers for you!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

What Exactly is a Code 39 Barcode?










What is it used for? How do you make one? Find all the answers in the Code 39 FAQ.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Let's Talk About Code 128 Barcodes










What are they? What data goes in them? What is a "GS1-128" barcode? Are there specs and standards?

Find all the answers in the Code 128 FAQ!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Printing Better Barcodes















Printed barcodes only need to do one thing: scan correctly. Find out what you need to do to print accurate, scannable barcodes.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

What's the Best Way to Share Barcodes?

















In a PDF! When you need to share barcodes with a client, customer or coworker, save them to a high-quality PDF document.

Friday, May 19, 2017

How to Size Barcodes














Making scannable barcodes that fit into your label, template or package design is critical. Barcodes that are too small or too large may be unreadable for scanners. Find out how to create barcodes that are just right!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What Exactly Is the Deal With Barcodes and 666?














This is a perennial favorite of ours here at Azalea. Is it true? False? Somewhere in between? We did the research so you don't have to!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Did you know you can make Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) barcodes in Excel?












Whether you need to create standard I 2 of 5 or ITF-14 barcodes, we've got the macros to get you barcoding!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Code 128 & GS1-128 Barcodes in Excel Spreadsheets














Today's the day you get those Code 128 and GS1-128 barcodes DONE! We have the Excel macros you need to finally finish that barcoding project.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

How to Make Code 39 Barcodes in Excel











Need to create Code 39 barcodes by tens, hundreds, or thousands in your Excel spreadsheet?

Our C39Tools for Windows comes with free macros to quickly get you batch-barcoding Code 39s right in your Excel project.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Flashback to the Birth of Retail Barcodes

















"Something was on the horizon in 1973 that would revolutionize the grocery shopping experience."

The Raleigh News & Observer has a look back to the 1970s, when barcodes on retail products were still just a twinkle in IBM's eye.



~ The News & Observer