How to Decide on the Size, Shape and Barcode for Your Products

Barcode and UID PlatesBarcoded tags and plates are used by almost all companies, particularly by those who manufacture and sell products. These tags come in many shapes, sizes, colors, designs, and barcodes. These can also be made using a variety of materials, and can be attached to products in a number of different ways.

How does a company determine what to do when designing barcoded tags for their products? What should be done in order for these tags to be as effective as they should be? Here are a few things you might want to do:

The size of the tag – when deciding on how big your barcoded tag is supposed to be, a few things have to be considered. For starters, you need to know how big the product is in order for the tag to be made in a size that is perfect for it. You also need to know what will go on these tags so that you will know whether or not you should make these tags bigger or just big enough for the brand and barcode. The size of the tag will also be determined by where on the product it will go on, and how big the area of adhesion will be.

The shape of the tag – your barcoded tag’s shape is also determined by a few factors. These include where it will be placed, the information that is to go on it, and what product it is to be used on. Design considerations regarding shape is also determined by whether or not you will be using the tag as part of your marketing campaign or if it is to be part of the product’s overall aesthetic. Other considerations include the material to be used, the decorative elements of the tag, and the kind of code that is to be used.

The information on the tag – what do you put on your barcoded plates, aside from the barcode, that is? Well, there are a few things that you can add to these tags, and these include company contact information, product warnings, and even usage instructions. These will also help determine the size of the tag. The information that goes on the tag is often dependent on what the product is, and what the tag is supposed to be for, aside from being a barcoded tag.

The kind of code to be used – just like other design decisions, the kind of code that you will put on the tag should also be determined by a few factors. These factors include the size of the tag, the amount of information you want these tags to carry, and what these tags are generally for. To find out which is the best barcode to use with your barcode and UID plates or labels, you should contact a trusted nameplate manufacturer for advice.

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