Axicon Auto ID is a world leader in barcode verification, having developed and manufactured our own verifiers since 1989. Axicon barcode verifiers are used across the globe and are fully compliant with the international ISO/IEC standards for both linear and matrix bar codes. These verifiers are used to measure the quality of printed barcodes, on all levels of product packaging.
Established in 1979 as a provider of high-quality barcode images for the printing industry, we still specialise in producing barcode images, and barcode labels, as well as a range of barcode verification equipment. We also provide a range of services to support our clients, including training, consultancy, and barcode verification.
Axicon develops, manufactures and maintains its range of barcode verifiers at the company headquarters, north of Oxford. Our range of barcode verifiers is distributed through a network of international partners across the globe, and our clients include major manufacturers and retailers worldwide.
We have also always been involved in the creation and updating of UK and international standards for identification and barcoding. Our staff have contributed to the work of GS1 UK, as well as BSI’s IST/34 committee which helps develop the ISO/IEC standards concerning barcodes and verification. We also contribute to GS1’s Barcode Technology Group and the development of the GS1 General Specifications.
We have specialised in all aspects of barcode excellence for over 30 years and the name Axicon is now synonymous with barcode quality.
GS1 UK approval for Axicon 15500 verifier - 24/06/2020
Axicon’s 2D and linear barcode verifier has won product approval from GS1 UK for its ability to read and verify EAN/UPC, GS1-128, ITF-14, GS1 DataBar, GS1 DataMatrix, GS1 QR codes.
The Axicon 15500 has a field of view that is 95mm wide by 70mm tall, so any barcode that fits within it can be assessed in accordance with the ISO/IEC standards for measuring the printed quality of GS1 barcodes.
“We are pleased to have our latest verifier approved by GS1 UK as this further reassures our customers that choosing Axicon is a good move to make,” explained Martin Morrison, managing director of Axicon. “Our technical and production staff work continually to make our verifiers straightforward to use, so it is great that this is also recognised by GS1 UK.”
How Axicon is managing through the pandemic 19/06/2020
When the shortage of PPE was as its height, our technical department used its 3D printer together with polycarbonate sourced from a UK supplier to create face shields. We were able to obtain the necessary design files from America, and we slightly changed the design so that it was more suitable for women to use.
We were fortunate to have feedback from a medical practitioner to help us make these subtle adjustments, and the face shields have been provided to local settings where this extra protection has been appreciated.
New digital printer for Axicon Labels, 7 March 2019
The Mark Andy press prints in full colour, and can add final finishes such as spot colour, varnishes, and metallic foils, so that labels meet customers’ increasingly specialised requirements. “We know that our customers always want high-quality labels, and our investment in this new technology means we can offer labels faster, and in smaller quantities when they need them. Digital printers will not replace all of our printers, but this one gives us the ability to be more responsive, and still maintain the superb quality our customers know us for,” added Adam.
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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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