Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How to Make Barcode Labels

by Nate Schubert

Barcode label printing is small but critical aspect of virtually any business in operation today. Many companies make barcode labels to affix to their products or documents for a more efficient inventory tracking or asset management systems while others affix barcoded labels to employee IDs or membership cards. Even in the most basic of businesses, barcode label generation can help save on postal costs, or just make it easier to print address labels for personal mailings. Making barcode labels can be difficult or easy depending on your specific needs and the limitations of the label application at your disposal.

Barcode labels may be created using applications such as Microsoft Word or Excel in conjunction with Barcode Fonts, ActiveX Controls or other components that are compatible within the environment where you are working. This is an excellent option if you have advanced knowledge of the application you are working in. Otherwise, it may be difficult to determine how you can create labels to your desired specifications, and integrate a separate application into that process. For most users, the best method of making barcode labels is by purchasing a complete barcode label design and printing application.

Available in both Standard and Pro versions, the IDAutomation Barcode Label Software is the type of application that is suited for high-volume use, and occasional use as well. The easy-to-use interface provides a simple method of entering the data you want to encode and generating the type of barcode you need. Many different properties of the barcode may be modified if necessary, and other elements may also be added to labels such as images, text, colors and more. There are many pre-defined label stock dimensions from well-known manufacturers such as Avery to choose from, and users may also set their own custom label dimensions. For those who need to generate labels from an external source such as SQL or Excel, this high-quality software allows connectivity to these and other database types.

Affordably priced starting at $139.00 for a Single User License, the IDAutomation Barcode Label Software is an excellent option for individuals who need to generate barcodes for printing onto virtually any type of label. For more information and a brief overview of this top-level software, please see the video below.


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