General Information About Barcode

Barcode Types


There are many barcode types. This barcode types reffered as 1D (1 dimension) and 2D (2 dimension). Depending on the field of use of different types of barcodes are preferred.


These are some of the types of barcodes:

 Barcode Type  Category Description
EAN-13 1D  Generally used in commercial products.
EAN-8 1D  Generally used in commercial (small sized) products.
UPC-A 1D  Generally used in commercial (USA and Canada Region) products.
UPC-E 1D  Generally used in commercial (Small-Sized, USA and Canada Region) products.
Code 39 1D Free uses.
Code 128 1D Free uses.
Code 93 1D Free uses.
Interleaved 2 Of 5 1D Free uses.
Codabar 1D Old format used in libraries and blood banks and on airbills
GS1-128 1D Formerly named UCC/EAN 128. Generally used in logistic sector.
PDF417 2D Free uses.
Datamatrix 2D It is also widely used in the Turkish pharmaceutical industry.
QrCode 2D It is used to give a link to web pages in the recently.

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