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Barcode images


Barcode images

Axicon has been producing high-quality barcode images for retail and commercial use since 1979, and our years of experience mean that we can provide you with the correct barcode for your particular print job.

How to order your barcodes

  • If you are barcoding books or magazines, don’t go to GS1.
  • Find out from your printer at which resolution your barcodes will be printed; in other words, how many dots per inch (dpi) will be used for the printing that includes the barcode?

Axicon has been producing high-quality barcode images for retail and commercial use since 1979, and our years of experience mean that we can provide you with the correct barcode for your particular print job. All of our barcodes are provided as EPS, PDF, or TIFF files, which are compatible with virtually all graphic artwork software programs.


 If you are new to barcoding and need to create EAN-13, ITF-14 or GS1-128 barcodes for your products, you will first of all need to join a GS1 member organisation to obtain your GS1 company prefix.  For the UK, this is GS1 UK, and they will provide you with help about how to allocate numbers to identify your products.  If you are wanting to barcode a book or a magazine, then Nielsen Book Services (the UK ISBN Agency) or the British Library (the UK ISSN Agency) will be the people to contact to obtain the correct numbers.

Once you have the barcode number for the product, then we can turn it into the correct barcode for you, and make sure the master image is correctly adjusted to match your printing process. If you need other types of barcode, such as Code 39, Pharmacode, and QR Code, we can also provide these.


We will check that the data in your barcode is correct, help you choose the correct symbol if you are not sure, and make sure it’s at the right size that you need.  Every order is checked by two members of the team to make sure that the image is produced to our highest standards, and will result in barcodes that will scan easily and reliably.  Orders are normally fulfilled within one working day, so your barcode image can be e-mailed back to you within hours.


For more information please contact us

Tel: +44 (0)1869 351 166


Filmbars - PC barcode generating software

FilmBars Graphics is a barcode file generation package, available for PCs running Windows 98 or later.


There are two versions of Filmbars Graphics available: one is a version which covers all of the standard linear barcodes (as used for the retail supply chain etc) and the other covers both linear and the newer two-dimensional barcodes – see details below.


The package enables the user to define: magnification factor, height, length, ratio bearer bars and bar-width-reduction in 1 micron increments, as required by reproduction methods. The software calculates relevant barcode check digit and also checks that you codes conform to the correct specification.


FilmBars Graphics is supplied with a single user, end-user licence.




Filmbars Graphic barcode files can be used with any of the popular desktop publishing graphic design and word processor software packages, including: Pagemaker, Freehand, photostyler, Quark XP ress, Ventura publisher, Core Draw, Word Perfect, AmiPro, word etc.


File Formats

FilmBars Graphic for windows supports more than 35 popular formats.

 Axicon Filmbars

Axicon Filmbars user guide

Barcodes direct -

Online barcode generating software

Most clients who need barcode images will contact the Axicon Bureau Service for the help and advice they need to make sure they are ordering the correct symbol, at the right size, for their particular print job.


For those users who are more knowledgeable about barcode production parameters, Axicon has developed Barcodes Direct, an internet-based service where clients can create the barcode images they need, when and where they need them.


Using Barcodes Direct, a user can choose which barcode they require, adjust its size and bar width reduction as required, and receive each image as an electronic EPS file.  The software is always up-to-date, and it will provide check digit calculation as well as providing the necessary quiet zones (light margins) required around each barcode.


The choice of symbols includes EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, GS1 DataBar, GS1 DataMatrix, ITF-14, GS1-128, as well as the formats required for ISBN and ISSN numbering.


We at Axicon ensure that the software used to create these images is up-to-date and reflects any changes in international standards, so you can be confident that your images will be compliant.


How it works



You will be asked to pay an initial fee for five barcode credits. Additional credits can be purchased and added on request.


You will be issued with a login name and password for the Barcodes Direct website.


You enter the details and specifications for the barcode, and download your barcode image as an EPS file.

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Axicon Auto ID is a world leader in barcode verification, having developed and manufactured our own range of verifiers since 1989. Axicon barcode verifiers are used to measure the quality of linear and matrix barcodes, on all levels of product packaging.




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