ComicBase Barcode Scanners

Enter your collection about four times faster with a barcode scanner, combined with the advanced barcode entry features of ComicBase Professional and ComicBase Archive Edition.

Each of these scanners works with a standard USB port and come with a comics-optimized setup sheet to get you up and running in seconds.

  • ComicBase DX3 Barcode Scanner

    Professional laser scanning--now at a new low price!

    ComicBase DX3 Laser Barcode Scanner
    • High-speed 2D laser scanner makes entering comics up to 4X faster!
    • Use it hand-held, or with the included stand to automatically scan items by just waving them in front of the scanner
    • Simple set-up: just plug it into a USB port, scan a few codes on the setup sheet, and you're ready to go!
    • Supports all popular 1D and 2D barcode formats including UPC, EAN, ISBN, CODABAR, QR codes, and more
    • Works with ComicBase 10 and later
    • Mac/Windows compatible

  • ComicBase Wireless Barcode Scanner

    Lose the cord and scan your comics at lightning speed with our most advanced laser scanner

    ComicBase Wireless Scanner
    • New handheld 2D laser scanner lets you instantly scan comics without any cords to get in your way or clutter up your desk
    • Built-in rechargeable battery lasts for months on a single charge
    • Supports all popular 1D and 2D barcode formats including UPC, EAN, ISBN, CODABAR, QR codes, and more
    • Works with ComicBase 10 or later
    • Mac/Windows compatible

Barcode Basics


ComicBase has always been pretty easy to get around, but now you can kick it into overdrive by using the program’s built-in barcode support. The program now comes built-in with tens of thousands of EAN and UPC codes to help you find and enter your comics, and new codes are released as part of the downloadable updates each week.

The fastest way to enter items is with the ComicBase Professional and Archive Edition’s Items > Add Items by Barcode command (Ctrl + I). This lets you scan in the barcodes (UPC, ISBN, or ComicBase-created) from a whole stack of comics, and enter them into your inventory all in one fell swoop.

ComicBase Professional and Archive Editions also include an Items > Sales Terminal (Ctrl + L) command which lets ComicBase work like a simple Point of Sale Cash Register system. Just bleep in the barcodes of the items you want to sell, and ComicBase will total up the sale, complete with sales tax and shipping charges. It will can even print an itemized sales receipt! Then, once the sale is completed, the items are automatically deducted from your inventory.

All editions of ComicBase also let you use an item’s barcode to go directly to that particular item from any title in ComicBase. Just scan in the item’s barcode into the main window’s search box (Ctrl-J will jump the cursor there), and ComicBase will pull up that item’s information. From there, you can edit or view the issue--or just type a number from 0 to 9 on your computer's keyboard and instantly set that number as they quantity in stock for the selected issue.

For older comics (typically pre-1992) without barcodes, ComicBase also allows you to print a barcode on any price label, or on ComicBase’s Comic ID Labels:

ID label

Barcode Support

Check out our Barcode Setup Page for quick setup instructions, as well as tips on using your new scanner.

You can also visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about barcodes on comics, and to get answers to common questions.

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