Barcode Asset Labels
If you have been considering asset label options you have probably noticed that many designs include barcodes.
Asset Labels are small in size so adding a barcode allows a lot of data to be linked to the asset through the unique code. This way it becomes much easier to keep track of a lot more information about each asset or item including:
- When it was purchased
- How much it cost
- How often it has been updated or had routine maintenance
- Who has responsibility for the asset
- The assets location
Ease of Use
Barcodes are very easy to add to asset labels or asset tags and often do not affect the overall cost. Even if you do not have a barcode system at the moment, it can be a good investment for the future to add barcodes to your asset labels from the outset.
Even if you do not have a barcode system at the moment, it can be a good investment for the future to add barcodes to your asset labels from the outset.
Barcodes simplify asset label identification and provide an easy, accurate and cost-effective way to identify a unique number and asset.
How Bar Codes Work
The black and white bars represent a unique identification for an asset and by using a barcode scanner you can quickly check your asset inventory against an appropriate asset tracking system. Thus, the cost of adding a barcode to your asset labels is minimal, but the benefits are potentially large.
There are many different asset tracking barcode systems available so it is a good idea to research these in some detail to find the right one for your organisation.
The increase in mobile smartphone application means this technology is now even cheaper and more accessible than ever for small businesses. In addition, new coding systems like asset marking QR codes can also be used in replacement of barcodes.
Barcode Asset Label Printing
Barcodes are usually printed on a silver or white background. Contrast, a clear distinction between the thin and wide bars, plus good spacing on either side of the barcode are important factors to accurate first-time read rates for your asset labels.
QR or 2D codes allow much more information to be stored than is possible with a 1D code - and in a much smaller space. The 2D Datamatrix code format includes built-in ECC220 error correction to allow the recognition of codes even if they are 60% damaged.
Codes are usually printed onto labels ready to be applied to an asset, parts, cartons, etc.
Dantech is a leading provider of asset labels. Our knowledge is extensive and our customers include companies, schools and universities, health sector organisations, the police, local and central governments, as well as manufacturing plants and warehouses.
With a high reputation built over the years on customer satisfaction, Dantech can provide help and advice with your asset marking and labelling requirements. Please call us on 01354 688 488 or complete our contact form for free and unbiased help and advice.
Published on Wednesday 15th March 2017