Bearer Bars

What are Bearer Bars?

Bearer bars are small, rectangular markings that surround a barcode. Normally, these bars appear on the top and bottom edges of a barcode, but sometimes they appear on all four sides. Regardless of where they appear, they must have the right quiet zones or they will lead to errors. Read on to learn more.

Bearer bars are also known as light margins, or spaces between the bearer bars and the bars. These are important for two main reasons: they make scanning easier and ensure that there are no errors in the information. When these are missing, the barcode might be misread, so having them is necessary. The width of the bearer bar must be at least 4.8 mm. Without them, the barcode might become impossible to read.

Related Barcode Terms

Barcode Labeling Software

RFID Tracking Software

Barcode Labeling Software

RFID Tracking Software

Resources

[Case Study]

How Roth Industries Package Thousands of Prepared Food Products Every Week.

[eBook]

2022 RFID Integration Guide - Learn how to turn your RFID tags into a great investment

[Webinar]

How You Can Benefit from Digitizing Your Shipping Forms and Labels with MarkMagic

[Case Study]

How Roth Industries Package Thousands of Prepared Food Products Every Week.

[eBook]

2021 RFID Integration Guide - Learn how to turn your RFID tags into a great investment

[Webinar]

How You Can Benefit from Digitizing Your Shipping Forms and Labels with MarkMagic

Company

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About CYBRA

Over 30 years of software sales & development. Thousands of customers worldwide. And, we’re just getting started. CYBRA specializes in RFID tracking technology and barcode forms & labeling software solutions. Learn More