GlobalVision Introduces New Barcode Verification & Measurement Technologies for PDF Files

Montreal, CANADA, October 01, 2013 – GlobalVision, the industry leader in the development of innovative proofreading technologies, today announced the addition of barcode verification for PDF files as well as Bar Width Reduction (BWR) and magnification measurements to its BarProof software module. Unique in the marketplace Traditionally, barcode verification required printing a PDF file at high resolution then verifying it with a hardware device. BarProof eliminates the extra step of printing the PDF file in order to check barcode quality before it goes to print, saving time and money. BarProof is the only barcode decoder and verification tool for PDF files that provides grading, bar width reduction and magnification measurements, guaranteeing scannable barcodes at the checkout counter. BWR is critical during the pre-press process in order to compensate for different packaging materials and ink spread during production. By verifying BWR values in PDF files upstream in the process, brand owners can be assured that barcodes will achieve expected quality levels. “An unreadable barcode may be costly for brand owners in terms of product recalls, liability and loss of reputation.” explained Reuben Malz, President of GlobalVision. “BarProof provides assurance to the brand owner and printer for barcode quality in order to avoid errors earlier in the process – before it’s even printed.”

About BarProof

BarProof builds quality into your process by taking it all the way upstream to your PDF files. BarProof automatically locates all barcodes on a label, carton or press sheet and grades each according to CEN/ANSI/ISO standards. Bar width reduction and magnification measurements are also provided. BarProof verifies and decodes 1D and 2D barcodes including UPC, Data Matrix and QR. The BarProof module is available as an option with Digital-Page, ScanTVS and QCanywhere.

Come visit us and see BarProof:

EMPACK: October 2-3, 2013, Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium, Booth 9.169 Pharmtech 2013: November 25-28, 2013, All Russian Exhibition Center

About GlobalVision

GlobalVision is the world leader in the design and delivery of innovative proofreading technologies. Its complete suite of advanced solutions featuring text-based, pixel-based and Braille inspection technologies are designed to eliminate printed artwork, text verification, and text comparison related errors, providing end-to-end security at every stage of the workflow process. GlobalVision solutions are widely interoperable and have received commercial endorsement from the world’s leading Pharmaceutical, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), and Artwork Management companies. . Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, GlobalVision has worldwide representation. For more information, please visit