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.

Magnification X-Dimension Width Bar Height Quiet Zones
25% 0.25 30.62 13 2.54
30% 0.3 36.73 13 3.05
35% 0.36 42.85 13 3.56
40% 0.41 48.97 13 4.06
45% 0.46 55.09 13 4.57
50% 0.51 61.21 32 5.08
55% 0.56 67.34 32 5.59
60% 0.61 73.46 32 6.1
62.50% 0.64 76.52 32 6.35
65% 0.66 79.58 32 6.6
70% 0.71 85.7 32 7.11
75% 0.76 91.82 32 7.62
80% 0.81 97.94 32 8.13
85% 0.86 104.06 32 8.64
90% 0.91 110.19 32 9.14
95% 0.97 116.31 32 9.65
100% 1.02 122.43 32 10.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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