Creating Branded Barcodes

If you have signed up for one of codeREADr’s paid plans, you can generate branded barcodes– customizable images which can feature your company’s logo and additional text of your choice. Here’s an example:



IMPORTANT: There is a barcode generation limit of 100MB per request for a paid account and 10MB for the Free Plan. The number of barcodes that limit represents depends on the image used and the barcode size. The typical size for a Standard (non-branded) barcode is 5KB. The typical size of a Branded barcode is 25KB (assumes small image size – e.g. 120×120 pixels).

Standard ~ 20,000 barcodes (typical).

Branded ~ 4,000 barcodes (typical)

If the number of values in your database exceeds the 100MB limit, please contact

Here is how you can create and brand your barcodes: Click on the ‘Databases link on the main page’s navigation bar. You’ll see a link to ‘Export Barcodes’ on the right hand side – click on that to see a choice to generate Standard and Branded barcodes.



Click ‘Create a Template’ and you will be redirected to the page below. Scroll down for an explanation of each element of this page.



1The ‘Barcode’ box allows you to choose how large the barcode image is, and the amount of error correction (higher levels of error correction means the barcode image can take more damage and still be read)
2The ‘Barcode Value’ box allows you to choose where on the barcode the value should be, as well as how large the font of the value will be.
3The ‘Add Custom Text’ box lets you write a custom message to be put alongside the barcode image. You can also choose the size of the font and the alignment of the text.
4The ‘Upload Your Logo’ box is where you upload the desired image. You can also choose where the image will be relative to the barcode image.
5This is the preview. Make sure to press ‘Save’ so that your changes aren’t lost. You can also email the account email these barcodes by pressing ‘Email Barcodes’.
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