Barcode Print Quality should Meet ANSI Standards
Fix the 4 key areas to improve your Barcode Print Quality
1. Conveyor Frame
The frame should have a flat steel table top under the belt. – no rollers
2. Guide Rail System
The guide rails must guide the case smoothly to within 1/10″ of the printhead and must be able to keep the carton square to the printhead. It is recommended that the guide rails completely protect the printheads and ink systems from damage that could result from irregular cartons or open flaps.
3. Eliminate Vibration
The printhead should be installed on a freestanding bracket, or other type of freestanding assembly. All vibration from other equipment or case transfer must be kept away from the print station by either bracing or modifying the conveyor system.
4. Conveyor Belt Tracking
There can be no side-to-side motion. Inconsistent belt tracking may cause poor print quality and/or wavy bar codes.
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