ITF-14 Specifications

 

Below are the ITF-14 Barcode Specifications in millimetres. This page shows the officially allowed sizes of your ITF-14 Barcode on your carton.

ITF-14 Sizing

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.

Magnification:

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 corrugated 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.

MagnificationX-DimensionWidthBar HeightQuiet Zones
25%0.2530.62132.54
30%0.336.73133.05
35%0.3642.85133.56
40%0.4148.97134.06
45%0.4655.09134.57
50%0.5161.21325.08
55%0.5667.34325.59
60%0.6173.46326.1
62.50%0.6476.52326.35
65%0.6679.58326.6
70%0.7185.7327.11
75%0.7691.82327.62
80%0.8197.94328.13
85%0.86104.06328.64
90%0.91110.19329.14
95%0.97116.31329.65
100%1.02122.433210.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All measurements are in millimetres.

It is best to allow more space for the quiet zones than the minimum in case of ink spread

Terms:

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 Ratiothis 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 ZonesArea of white space on either side of the bars