UPC Shipping Container Symbol (ITF-14)
The UPC Shipping Container Symbol (ITF-14) barcode is used to mark packaging materials that contain products labeled with a UPC or EAN product identification number.
This barcode provides a GS1 implementation of an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode for encoding a Global Trade Item Number (an identifier for trade items developed by GS1). This barcode always uses a total of 14 digits.
The thick black border around the symbol (the Bearer Bar) is intended to improve barcode reading reliability.
The following properties are specific to the ITF-14 type and listed in the Property Grid under the Symbology property:
- Calculate a Checksum
- Specifies whether to calculate a checksum for the barcode.
- Wide Narrow Ratio
- Specifies the density of a bar code's bars.