If you’re serious about barcodes, U.K. developer
Peninsula Group has just what you need:
Barcode X, which allows you to create industry standard barcodes for integration with labels and other artwork. The company announced on Wednesday that the application now includes support for the EAN 14 barcode type, which allows you to create barcodes for use on the outside of boxes.
In addition, the update to Barcode X offers support for type tracking, which lets you accurately reproduce the typeface from a previously created barcode, and the ability to drag and drop an .eps barcode directly into the application.
Barcode X is a robust tool that allows you to design and print labels without leaving the software, choose from over 100 barcode types with thousands of variations, manipulate fonts and other options before printing, produce single barcodes as well as serial numbers and other identifiers, import text from files created in FileMaker Pro or other applications, print with spot or CMYK colors, and more.
You can choose from three different versions of Barcode X: a version with only the UPCa code type for US$63; a version with two code types of your choice for $178; and a version with all the available code types for $477. In addition, you can bundle Peninsula Group’s Phoenix II barcode reader with the two-code version of the software for $286 or with the all-codes version for $585. The company offers free shipping for orders made from its Web site.
Barcode X runs in all editions of Mac OS X, including Panther, as well as Mac OS 7.1-9.
Peninsula Group also sells plug-ins for FileMaker Pro and 4D, different types of barcode readers, and other tools. In addition, you can download free FileMaker Pro utilities from the company’s site.