Bar code label specifications

You can order tape cartridges with the labels included, or you can order custom labels. The bar code labels must meet predefined specifications. They include (but are not limited to):
  • Eight uppercase alphanumeric characters, where the last 2 characters must be L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, L7, L8, L9, LT, LU, LV, LW, LX, LY, M8, or LZ.
  • Label and printing to be non-glossy
  • Nominal narrow line or space width of 0.423 mm (0.017 in.)
  • Wide to narrow ratio of 2.75:1
  • Minimum bar length of 11.1 mm (0.44 in.)

To determine the complete specifications of the bar code and the bar code label, go to the IBM LTO Ultrium Cartridge Label Specification web page and download the PDF file of the specification, IBM LTO Ultrium Cartridge Label Specification. You can also contact your IBM® Sales Representative for this specification.