To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the patenting of the bar code, variable bar code labeling specialist AC Labels in Derby, UK, has produced what is believed to be the world's longest linear bar code self adhesive label.
The monster label, measuring 40m long, was constructed using the classic Code 128 linear bar code symbology to say HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY BARCODE! in machine readable format on self adhesive label material. The label was printed in just over 2 minutes on a Xeikon 3300 on a single piece of material without any stitching of the barcode image. The attempt has been submitted to the Guinness Book of Records as a world record attempt.
Adrian Steele, managing director of the...