Several market forces are driving the growth of industrial and commercial inkjet printing worldwide. Consumer product manufacturers large and small are coping with the explosive increase in SKU’s. Consumer demand for variety and more regionalised product marketing is driving “SKU-mageddon.”
A post by 'The Ink Type’ for the inkjet Ink company 'Kao Collins Inc.' has researched the history behind the bar code and analysed the quality of it. The invention of the bar code was an innovative one, particularly for the field of marking and coding and back in 1952 it was granted a patent. This meant that the owners Norman Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver were given the legal right to prohibit others from making and using their invention. Woodland and Silver paved the way for the future of linking an image code to a price or other data. This was by filing for the patent describing both the linear (borrowing elements from Morse code and movie soundtrack technologies) and bull’s-eye bar code systems in 1949.