TL55 (default) Bookmark Spine Labels, blank paper labels and protective overlay labels (barcode protectors).

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TL55 "Bookmark Spine Labels" labels 32mm x 28mm, 55 per A4 page.    $50.00 + GST per box

TL44 Blank accessory labels 50mm x 25mm, 44 per A4 page.  $50.00 + GST per box

TL64 Blank accessory labels 50mm x 17mm, 64 per A4 page.  $50.00 + GST per box

TL90 Blank accessory labels 40mm x 15mm, 90 per A4 page.  $50.00 + GST per box

All the above paper based labels are sold in boxes of 100 A4 size sheets.

Dataman's TL44's, TL55's, TL64's, and TL90's can also be used in Microsoft Word Labelling.

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PL64 Blank Polylaser labels 64 per A4 page.   $80.00 + GST per box

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Polylaser based labels are sold in boxes of 50 sheets.

PL3311 Transparent protective self adhesive overlay labels 60 mm x 30 mm.

Roll of 1000 labels supplied in a dispenser box $27.50 including GST.

The above pricing does not include packaging and postage.


TL44, TL64 & TL90 "BLANK" plain paper labels are sold as is. ie that is "BLANK" paper labels.

The TL44, TL64 and TL90 labels are "paper based" labels and are intended for medium to short term (1 - 2 years) usage, they are best suited for printing text.

Under certain climatic conditions plain paper labels can deteriorate rapidly, therefore Dataman Barcode Systems can accept no responsibility for the reliability or accuracy of bar codes printed by the user on plain paper labels like TL44's, TL64's and TL90's,

Dataman Barcode Systems also does not recommend or endorse the printing of bar codes using barcode True Type fonts. The entire risk and chance of failures when using ANY plain paper label or True Type font to print their own bar codes must be undertaken and accepted by the user.




We are sometimes called on to resolve barcode problems which turn out to be caused by low contrast barcodes. The human eye is many times more sensitive than the best barcode scanner - what appears to be a good barcode by eye may be barely perceptible by the scanner. 

Barcode scanners mainly always use an almost monochromatic light source at the red end of the spectrum. Sometimes the light source is in the infra red and invisible to humans. 

The best contrast is obtained when the background reflects all the light and the bars reflect none. This is never fully achieved in practice but there must be a significant difference between the bars and background if the code is to be read reliably. 

Wherever possible barcodes should be printed in black ink on a white background. This will give the best possible contrast over the widest range of conditions. If the barcode is likely to be scanned with an infra red scanner then the black ink must be chosen carefully, some blacks are transparent to infra red - particularly those based on vegetable dyes (inkjet users take note). A black ink based on a carbon pigment is likely to be suitable. Note that the ribbons of many dot matrix printers use a vegetable dye based ink. Barcodes printed with such printers are often unreadable with infra red scanners even though the barcodes appear to have excellent contrast to the eye. 

Infra red and far red scanners also have difficulty reading barcodes printed on thermal paper. These days most thermally printed barcodes use a 'thermal transfer' ribbon. This consists of a carbon black based pigment in a wax matrix. Thermal transfer barcodes usually have excellent contrast with all types of scanner. 

If you must use colors stick to the following general rules. Use light colored substrates towards the red end of the spectrum for the background. For the bars use dark colored inks towards the blue end of the spectrum. Never rely on a colored product inside a transparent wrapper to provide either the light background or the dark bar color. It is possible to print a white or very pale reddish background over a dark substrate which form the bars. However this is not recommended unless absolutely necessary- the problems for your printer will be considerable. 



Barcodes must conform to certain parameters that include accuracy of print and adherence to standards of contrast and reflectivity, if the barcode lacks contrast or is too reflective or is covered by a material that causes too much reflectivity it is the bar code or the whole student card that is at fault and not the bar code reader.

Another problem that causes poor bar code reading performance is when the bar code is covered by an overly thick transparent surface, normal Barcode readers are not designed to function under these conditions. If it is necessary to cover a bar code with a clear protective overlay then the material should be as thin as possible, suitable products are available for this purpose.

The reason that the performance of bar code readers deteriorate when scanning through transparent overlays like plastic or glass is due to the phenomena of light refraction. When light passes from one transparent medium to another it changes speed and bends, in net effect the image of the bar code that is reflected back to the bar code reader is distorted and no longer of sufficient accuracy. 

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If your NEXA, D-Tech or Cipher bar code readers are working fine when used for reading the bar codes on the books etc and are only failing when reading your new student bar code cards then I would have the cards submitted for scrutiny and verification with an organization that undertakes this.

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