Barcode Producer - Tech Specs

Primary Features

  • Barcode Producer is the award-winning barcode image creation suite, built for designers and pros since 2002.
  • Cross platform for macOS and Windows PCs.
  • Find the right bar code in a snap with Symbology Guide™, the interactive barcode encyclopedia, featuring detailed descriptions, visual previews, and Spotlight search
  • Live Preview with fast entry of barcode content and intuitive factor-based sizing
  • Built-in specification logic – Barcode Producer makes sure your barcode is properly sized
  • Direct integration with Adobe Creative Suite – just click to send your barcode to Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop
  • Dynamic artistic tools for designers, including custom text above barcodes, custom CMYK colors and backgrounds, margins and borders, font customization, and spacing control
  • Advanced technical tools for pros, including Bar Width Reduction (BWR) for ink spread compensation, automatic check digit calculation, and light margin controls
  • Automator batch generation creates barcodes from text files, spreadsheets, and numeric ranges (requires plug-in, sold separately)
  • DataBar/RSS barcode support creates special, compact barcodes for coupons, perishables, and more in all seven possible formats (requires plug-in, sold separately)
  • Saves finished barcodes in vector EPS line art (no fonts required – built-in outlined OCR characters)
  • Alternative saving options: bitmap TIFF (up to 9600 dpi), PDF (on macOS), BMP (on Windows PCs)

Barcode Types (Symbologies)

Barcode Producer supports all major barcode symbology types used in commerce and business today, including EAN/UPC retail barcodes, Bookland EAN / ISBN book barcode, coupon barcodes, Code 39 and Code 128 for asset control, GS1-128 and SSCC-18 for commerce, QR Codes, and many more.

Artistic Features

  • Colors: set colors in printer-native CMYK or RGB; automatic bounding boxes
  • Text: human readable font control with built-in OCR characters; custom additional text
  • Finishing: margins and borders; trim marks and color bars; Bar Width Reduction (BWR) ink spread adjustments
  • Dimensional: barcode dimension and height controls; output device resolution

Reference & Tools

Symbology Guide™

  • Barcode Producer's interactive encyclopedia of barcode symbologies
  • Detailed descriptions of each barcode and its use in commerce or business
  • Spotlight search and visual previews
  • Help Me Choose suggests the right barcode symbology for your application

Reference & Help

  • Complete documentation included
  • Reference guide with links and tutorials for today's barcode standards
  • ISBN-13 For Dummies®
  • GTIN Implementation Guide
  • ISBN check digit calculator

Output Formats

EPS (PostScript®)

  • Vector line art output for desktop publishers
  • No fonts required – built-in OCR characters outlined
  • For Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress

TIFF / Bitmap Image

  • Ready to print image for any Mac or PC
  • Suitable for most office applications, including Word, Excel, Pages, and more


  • Standard, vector-based format
  • Suitable for Acrobat, Distiller, and Preview

Third Party Software Compatibility

  • Instant Transfer to Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Acrobat Distiller,
  • Vector EPS output suitable for Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), QuarkXPress, and other DTP applications
  • Bitmap TIFF output suitable for Microsoft Word and web-based use

OCR Typography

  • Barcode Producer uses integrated OCR typefaces for rendering text above and below the bars. OCR characters are outlined as vector images and embedded in EPS output (no dependencies).
  • OCR-A: based on ANSI INCITS 17-1981 (R2002); ISO 1073/I compatible
  • OCR-B: based on ANSI INCITS 49-1975 (R2002); ISO/R 1073 compatible

Optional Plug-Ins & Accessories

Automator Plug-In

  • Creates barcodes in bulk, automatically
  • Imports text files, spreadsheets, or add a custom numeric range
  • Exports in EPS, TIFF, or PDF

IntelliScanner Pro

  • USB barcode scanner to test scanability on printed media
  • Works with Barcode Producer's Tester
  • Also includes inventory management software

System Requirements

  • For Mac: macOS 10.10.5 or later
  • For Windows: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • Optional integration with Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Creative Suite (any version)
  • Optional add-on IntelliScanner Pro for barcode testing -- requires free USB port

Standards Compliance

  • Barcode Producer meets adopted international standards for barcode symbology creation. Barcode output quality is tested against ISO/IEC 15416 utilizing in-house linear image verification equipment from Honeywell Scanning & Mobility.