With fixed, or static, barcode labels, each label that is printed is identical. An example of the need for static barcodes is a customer who needs thousands of identical UPC labels.
Variable printing allows for each label that is printed to be unique. Variable barcode data can identify specific products, product groups or packaging units—making them uniquely identifiable. Variable data barcodes are especially useful in applications where it is necessary to identify, track and authenticate products along the entire supply chain.
Variable barcode labels are often printed with sequential numbers, or they can be drawn from a database of values. In addition to the barcode itself, variable printing allows the opportunity to print additional unique values including variable text, batch codes, date codes and even design elements.
When you partner with DLS for your customer’s variable barcode labels, we will work with you to ensure that your customer's variable data is properly formatted.