Tutorial - Verification of barcodes

ArtProof performs a pixel-based comparison between two digital files. It supports PDF, AI, TIFF, BMP and JPEG. It quickly detects and identifies missing text, graphics, incorrect fonts and text sizes, as well as broken type and color deviations.

In this tutorial I focus on the Barcode Verification tool. The tool examines an image for barcodes, decodes barcodes and verifies the barcode grade in both master and sample file. I will show how to verify barcodes in a folding carton job. This will be done on the production PDF file (sample).

Launch ArtProof

Load the sample PDF file "Carton job_Sample.pdf"

  1. Double click in the Sample panel to launch the file load dialog box and navigate to the folder where the sample PDF file "Carton job_Sample.pdf" is located.

The sample PDF file is the production file.

Prepare the sample PDF file for inspection in the PDF Viewer

  1. Click "Accept Changes".

The PDF file itself is not changed.

Verify the barcodes of the sample PDF file

  1. Go to "Barcode Verification".
  2. Click "Verify Sample".

Analyze the barcode verification of the sample PDF file

Decoded barcodes are highlighted in the applicable grade color.

NOTE: In the PDF file the grading of one barcode is not supported (highlighted with the arrow).

Review the first barcode

  1. Select barcode "1 Pharma Code".

The barcode magnifies and a dotted box highlights the selection. The Barcode Details panel shows the barcode parameters and their respective grades and/or values. An overall grade is determined for the barcode based on the values of the individual parameters.

Open the Report dialog

  1. Go to "Generate Report".

Generate the report

  1. Enter the product ID"1".
  2. In the Status drop down list choose "Fail".
  3. Enter the product name "Carton job barcodes".
  4. Enter lot "1".
  5. Enter your name.
  6. Enter the comment "Check the not supported barcode!".
  7. Click "Save".

NOTE: I put the status on "Fail" because in the PDF file there is a not supported barcode.

Save the report

  1. Save the report as "Carton job_Barcodes_Report".
  2. Click "Save".

Analyze the report

The inspection results of the barcodes verification are included in the report. The report has an overview preview of the inspected barcodes, a barcode results summary list, a detail preview of each barcode with details and the added comment. This PDF report has to be send to the person who is responsible for the corrections.

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