Barcode Scanning

 Barcodes are divided into two main types : 1D (one dimensional) and 2D (two-dimensional).

1D barcodes are the oldest and most widely adopted of the two, are comprised of vertical lines and spaces that encode data in a machine-readable "font". These barcodes are commonly used, but due to the encoding methodology, it takes more space to encode more data.

2D barcodes store information vertically and horizontally so more data can be encoded in a much smaller space for better error correction along with supporting much higher amounts of data. Barcodes can be further divided into symbologies, or barcode languages, which support different types and amounts of data.

 There are three types of scanning technology, Laser Scanner, Linear Imager and Array Imager:


A laser scanner can read 1D printed barcodes but cannot read mobile barcodes. it is also unable to scan 2D codes or capture images but it does provide good performance on poor quality codes along with omni-directional scanning. These types of scanners tend to be a good and affordable option for standard, good quality 1D printed barcodes.


A linear imager can reads 1D printed barcodes and 1D mobile barcodes but cannot scan 2D code nor is omni-directional. It also cannot capture images but does provide excellent performance on poor quality codes and high density codes.


An Array Imager can read 1D and 2D printed and mobile barcodes and most have the ability to capture images. They provide excellent performance on poor quality codes and high density codes along with omni-directional scanning. An Array Imager can also be optimized to support signature capture, OCR, direct part marks and document capture.

If the type of barcode scanner is an imager, Yes


A linear imager can reads 1D printed barcodes and 1D mobile barcodes but cannot scan 2D code nor is omni-directional. It also cannot capture images but does provide excellent performance on poor quality codes and high density codes.

> Check 1D imagers (Linear imagers)

2D barcode scanners scan any barcodes including 1D barcodes and QR codes.

Explore 2D barcode scanners

 Barcoding originated in grocery stores and has since extended to use in doctors offices, law firms, post offices, retail stores, security applications, car rental returns and countless others. Barcoding and related technologies have been used in manufacturing companies for shipping and receiving operations for more than 40 years. But even in these more traditional settings, barcode applications have spread throughout the enterprise to include warehousing, accounting and customer service functions, time and attendance, and package delivery, as well as the assembly line operation itself.

In all of these applications, the motivation to begin barcoding is the same: improve data management and accessibility and reduce costs.

 Today, many manual data entry tasks have been replaced by barcoding.

The widespread acceptance of barcoding over the past four decades has led to the development of numerous industry standards by major industry groups, such as AIAG (automotive), EIA (electronics), HIBCC (healthcare) and HAZMAT (chemical) to name a few. Such standards ensure universal compliance and easy identification of product shipments among trading partners in the supply chain as well as ensure that product (such as hazardous chemicals) is handled properly to prevent injury or loss of life.

- Mobile Coupons

- Mobile Loyalty

- Mobile Payment

- Multiple barcode capture(multi-code)

- Images and signatures

- Optical character recognition(OCR)

- Driver's license parsing

- Positive patient ID

- Specimen collection

- Medication Administration

- Dietary

- Prescription imaging

- Track and Trace

- Work in process (WIP)

- Shipping/Receiving

Label Printing

 There are two thermal printing methods: direct thermal and thermal transfer. Each method uses a thermal printhead that applies heat to the surface being marked. Direct thermal printing uses chemically treated, heat-sensitive media that blackens when it passes under the thermal printhead, while thermal transfer printing uses a heated ribbon to produce durable, long-lasting images on a wide variety of materials.

Overall thermal label printers are ideal for barcode printing because they produce accurate, high-quality images with excellent edge definition. Thermal printers are engineered to print within tight tolerances and to produce the exact bar widths that successful barcode printing and scanning require. Each technology can produce one- and two-dimensional barcode symbologies, graphics and text at the same print resolutions and speeds.

To sum up, For long-term We recommend to use Thermal transfer printer. You need to purchase Ribbons as well. For short-term, Direct thermal printer is more economical purchase since not only the printer is cheaper by itself but also it doesn't require ribbons.

Performing a printer calibration is recommended whenever you are having issues sensing the labels correctly.1. Load the labels and ribbon (if used) and close the printer.2. Turn on the printer power.3. Allow the printer to feed or error out.4. Press and hold the feed button until the green status LED flashes 4 times. 5. Release the feed button.6. The printer will reset and feed several labels to calibrate the media sensor to detect the gap between labels.

 The industry standard size for a shipping label is 102x150mm. 


Yes, we ship items to all states. Shipping costs will apply, and will be added at checkout. We run discounts and promotions all year, so stay tuned for exclusive deals.

It depends on where you are.

 Stocked items usually shipped on the same day if placed before 1.00pm (AEST).

Standard shipping : 2-4 business days to arrive. 

Express shipping can reduce the delivery time by 1-2 days.  

We use all major carriers, and local courier partners such as Australia Post and TNT.

If you do need to return an order, we’re happy to help. Just email us directly and we’ll take you through the process. You can find more details on our shipping and returns policy. 


There are many ways to describe the options of Scanner connectivity which might happen to confuse you. 

Simply It is divided into Corded vs Cordless.

*Corded = USB

*Cordless = Wireless = Bluetooth

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