Below are the ITF-14 Specifications in millimetres. This page shows the officially allowed sizes of your ITF-14 Barcode on your carton.
The top and bottom bearer bars are mandatory whereas the vertical bearer bars are optional provided a printing method is being used that doesn’t require printing plates.
The specified magnification range for an ITF-14 Barcode Symbol being scanned in a General Distribution Scanning environment is between 50 and 100%. For other scanning environments, the range is 25-100%
If printing onto corrugate fibreboard, the ITF-14 should be above 62.5%.
Height of Bars:
The minimum height for the bars in a General Distribution Scanning Environment is 32mm.
In other scanning environments, the bar height should be as high as possible. 13mm is the minimum bar height, hence all ITF-14’s should exceed this height; however, every effort should be made to ensure that the height is as close as possible to 32mm.
Bar Width Ratio:
The bar width ratio is 2.5:1. The acceptable range for this ratio is between 2.25:1 and 3:1.
Human Readable Interpretation:
Font, font size and location are not specified; however, these should be printed clearly in proportion to the rest of the barcode. It is preferred for the font to appear below the barcode.
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All measurements are in millimetres.
It is best to allow more space for the quiet zones than the minimum in case of ink spread
General Distribution Scanning Environment – This refers to automated scanning by a machine as the item passes along a conveyor belt.
Other Scanning Environments – Typically, this refers to handheld scanners.
Bar Width Ratio – this refers to the ratio of wide modules to narrow modules in the ITF-14. A wide module should be 2.5 times the width of a narrow module.
Quiet Zones – Area of white space on either side of the bars