Available Barcodes and Their Settings

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Barcode

Example

Info

Available Settings

Anker

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Variation of Plessey Code. Used for point of sale systems prior to the advent of EAN code.

Bookland

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Type of EAN barcode used exclusively for books.

Codabar

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A self-checking and binary level linear barcode symbology with no check sum digit appended. Widely used in libraries and package delivery systems.

Basic Barcode Settings

Human Readable

Details tab:

Include quiet zones

Code93

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43 characters allowed. ASCII character set supported by using combinations of 2 characters.

Code128

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Double density data encoding, ASCII character set supported.

Code128-A

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ASCII characters 00 to 95 (0-9, A-Z, and control codes), special characters, and FNC 1-4 supported.

Code128-B

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ASCII characters 32 to 127 (0-9, A-Z, a-z), special characters, and FNC 1-4 supported.

Code128C

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00-99 (encodes each two digits with one code) and FNC1.

Code-32

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Code-32 has to be used all over Italy for the encoding of pharmaceutical products.

Code-39

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Fully alphanumeric barcode for use with data-entry systems.

Code-39 full ASCII

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28 ASCII character set including asterisks supported.

Code-39 Tri Optic

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Computer tape cartridge marking.

Dun-14

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Numbering system for shipping containers that uses other barcode types.

Ean-13

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European Article Number, used for global retail.

Ean-13 + 2

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Often used on newspapers and magazines.

Ean-13 + 5

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For books in English language: the first digit of the EAN-5 is the currency indicator. The four following digits represent the price multiplied by 100.

Ean-14

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Traded goods.

Basic Barcode Settings

Check Digit

Human Readable

Details tab:

Include quiet zones

Space correction

Ean-8

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Small package marking where an EAN-13 barcode would be too large.

Ean-8 + 2

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Only used if the article is too small for an EAN-13 code.

Ean-8 + 5

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Only used if the article is too small for an EAN-13 code.

GS1-128

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A variant of Code 128 - it automatically inserts a FNC1 character after the initial character.

Interleaved 2 of 5

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Used on 135 film, for ITF-14 barcodes, and on packaging.

Basic Barcode Settings

Check Digit

Human Readable

Details tab:

Include quiet zones

Space correction

ITF 14

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Higher level packaging. GTIN included.

Basic Barcode Settings

Check Digit

Human Readable

Bearer Bar

Details tab:

Space correction

ITF 16

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Higher level packaging. GTIN included.

Basic Barcode Settings

Check Digit

Human Readable

Bearer Bar

Details tab:

Space correction

MSI

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Used primarily for inventory control, marking storage containers and shelves in warehouse environments.

Basic Barcode Settings

Check Digit

Human Readable

Details tab:

Include quiet zones

Space correction

SSCC

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Identification in logistics. The code includes an extension digit, a GS1 company prefix, a serial reference, and a check digit.

Plessey

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One of the first barcode symbologies. Still used in libraries and for shelf tags in retail stores.

Basic Barcode Settings

Check Digit

Human Readable

Details tab:

Include quiet zones

Space correction

SSCC-18

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Identification in logistics. The code includes an extension digit, a GS1 company prefix, a serial reference, and a check digit.

Basic Barcode Settings

Check Digit

Human Readable

Details tab:

Include quiet zones

Space correction

Upc Case Code

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Used for cartons, cases, or pallets that contain products with UPC or EAN product identification number.

Basic Barcode Settings

Check Digit

Human Readable

Details tab:

Include quiet zones

Space correction

Upc-A

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Product identifying at retail checkout. GTIN included.

Upc-A + 2

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Product identifying at retail checkout. GTIN included. Used with magazines and periodicals.

Basic Barcode Settings

Check Digit

Human Readable

Details tab:

Include quiet zones

Descender bar

Upc-A + 5

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Product identifying at retail checkout. GTIN included. Used for book pricing.

Basic Barcode Settings

Check Digit

Human Readable

Details tab:

Include quiet zones

Descender bar

Upc-E

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Product identifying at retail checkout. GTIN (compressed) included. Adapted for smaller packages.

Upc-E + 2

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Product identifying at retail checkout. GTIN (compressed) included. Adapted for smaller packages.

Basic Barcode Settings

Check Digit

Human Readable

Details tab:

Include quiet zones

Descender bar

Upc-E + 5

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Product identifying at retail checkout. GTIN (compressed) included. Adapted for smaller packages.

Basic Barcode Settings

Check Digit

Human Readable

Details tab:

Include quiet zones

Descender bar

USPS Intelligent Mail Barcode

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Tracking and sorting of letters and flat packages in the United States.

2D Barcodes

Barcode

Example

Info

Available Settings

Aztec

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High capacity, symbol size adjusts automatically depending on the amount of input data.

Basic Barcode Settings

Details tab:

Code page

Data layer

Error correction level

Data Matrix

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High capacity, optimal for small packages.

Basic Barcode Settings

Details tab:

Format

Encoding

Code page

ECI encoding

DIN SPEC 91406

GS1 DataBar

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Marking products that cross POS applications. GS1 identification (AIs) included.

Available settings change according to the selected GS1 DataBar type.

GS1 Datamatrix

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Added GS1 Application Identifiers and ASC MH10 Data Identifiers and maintenance.

Basic Barcode Settings

Details tab:

Format

Encoding

Code page

ECI encoding

DIN SPEC 91406

GS1 QR Code

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Added GS1 Application Identifiers and ASC MH10 Data Identifiers and maintenance.

Basic Barcode Settings

Details tab:

Symbol version

Error correction level

Encoding

Code page

ECI encoding

DIN SPEC 91406

MaxiCode

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Used by UPS on shipping labels for world-wide addressing and package sortation.

MaxiCode Content

Basic Barcode Settings

Micro QR

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Reduced size and capacity of a normal QR code. Optimal when the barcode size needs to be minimized.

Basic Barcode Settings

Details tab:

Symbol version

Error correction level

Encoding

Code page

MicroPDF

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Compact version of PDF-417.

Basic Barcode Settings

Details tab:

Code page

Compaction mode

Version

PDF-417

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Commonly used in transport, inventory management, etc. The code is both self-checking and bi-directionally decodable.

Basic Barcode Settings

Details tab:

Code page

Compaction mode

Error correction level

Columns

Rows

Truncated

QR

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A matrix barcode readable by QR scanners and smartphones. Adaptable size to the amount of encoded data.

Basic Barcode Settings

Details tab:

Symbol version

Error correction level

Encoding

Code page

ECI encoding

DIN SPEC 91406

GS1 DataBar Subtypes

Linear Symbol Types

GS1 DataBar Subtype

Example

Info

Omnidirectional

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Omnidirectional scanning, up to 20 trillion encodable values.

Stacked

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Stacked truncated symbol for omnidirectional scanning with reduced symbol length.

Stacked Omnidirectional

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Full height symbol stacked in two rows separated by a delimiter.

Truncated

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Height reduced to 13 times the X dimension. For handheld scanners.

Expanded

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Omnidirectional scanning, variable content length.

Expanded Stacked

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Omnidirectional scanning, variable content length, reduced length due to stacking (2 to 11 rows). See section GS1 DataBar Properties.

Limited

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Limited range of values. For handheld scanners.

Composite Symbol Types

GS1 DataBar Subtype

Example

Info

Omnidirectional

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A linear symbology that supports omnidirectional scanning of packages. It encodes 14 digits of numerical data used to identify GTIN for scanning in the supply chain.

Stacked

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Stacked truncated symbol for omnidirectional scanning with reduced symbol length.

Truncated

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Intended for very small items in healthcare, not intended for POS scanners.

Expanded

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Omnidirectional scanning, variable content length. Used for variable-measure food, coupons.

Expanded Stacked

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Omnidirectional scanning, variable content length, reduced length due to stacking (2 to 11 rows). See section GS1 DataBar Properties

Limited

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Limited range of values. For handheld scanners.

EAN-8

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A smaller and shortened version of the EAN code.

EAN-13

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EAN codes require 13 digits (12 if the check digit is calculated automatically).

EAN.UCC 128 & CC-A

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GS1-128 linear barcode linked to a 2D barcode called CC-A.

EAN.UCC 128 & CC-C

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GS1-128 linear barcode linked to a 2D barcode called CC-C.

UPC-A

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The linear component encodes the item’s primary identification. The adjacent 2D Composite Component encodes supplementary data, such as a batch number and expiration date.

UPC-E

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PC-E compresses a normal UPC-A code into a six digit code by “suppressing” the number system digit, trailing zeros in the manufacturers code and leading zeros in the product number.