What is a 1D barcode and 2D barcode?

Across industries, the barcode labels you use to identify your products and assets  are critical to your business. Compliance, brand identity, effective data/asset management require effective (and accurate) labeling. The quality of the labeling and printing effects operational efficiency.
You need to know the type of barcodes not only for determining what works best with your products but also so you can best determine the other supporting technology ( printers, scanners, readers) that will give you a comprehensive barcode solution for your entire enterprise.

Q:what is a 1D barcode?
A:A 1D barcode (also known as a linear code) is a visual black and white pattern, using variable-width lines and spaces for encoding information. That information – such as numbers or other keyboard characteristics – is encoded horizontally from left to right. 1D barcodes holds a limited number of characters, typically 20-25. In order to add more numbers, the barcode must be longer. The most familiar 1D barcodes are those common UPC codes found on grocery and consumer items. A 1D barcode depends on database connectivity in order to be meaningful; after a scanner reads the numbers in the code, they must be linked back to product or pricing date, or other information.

Q:What is a 2D barcode?
A:2D barcode scanner it’s to record information with geometric figures distributed in black and white according to a certain law.2D barcodes can be used to mark very small items where a traditional barcode label will not fit – think of surgical instruments or circuit boards inside of a computer.When it comes to customer selection, 2D barcodes are often people’s preference due to the amount of information a 2D barcode can hold in comparison to a 1D.


Post time: May-08-2021