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Most popular barcode types

GS1 128 barcode

GS1 barcode

The GS1-128 (EAN 128) is a modern version with ASCII characters. Mainly used in the retail industry and for tracking goods.

Max length: Unlimited
Characters: ASCII
Use case: Tracking, Retail

UPC barcode

UPC barcode

There are two types of UPC barcodes: UPC-A and UPC-E. The first one has 12 digits and the second one has 8 digits, placed on smaller products.

Max length: 8-12
Characters: 0-9
Use case: Warehouses, Retail

Barcode 128

Barcode 128

This is a universal barcode and it is a good choice. We can see code 128 being used in shipping and transport for example.

Max length: Unlimited
Characters: ASCII
Use case: Shipping, Transport

Data matrix code

Data matrix

This is a 2D barcode. It can contain numbers, text and data. The main use case for data matrix is to label medical goods and electronics.

Max length: Up to 3116
Characters: ASCII
Use case: Electronics, Medical

EAN 13 barcode

EAN barcode

EAN barcodes can be seen mainly used in retail stores. The different versions of EAN have different lengths of characters.

Max length: 2-12
Characters: 0-9
Use case: Retail

ISBN barcode

ISBN barcode

ISBN barcodes are used to identify magazines and books. They include the title of the book, country and publisher name.

Max length: Fixed
Characters: 0-9
Use case: Books, Magazines

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is a barcode?

A barcode is a visual representation of data in a machine-readable form, consisting of parallel lines or squares used for item identification in various industries.

  • Can a barcode have colors?

Yes, barcodes can have colors, but they are typically limited to a specific color contrast to ensure accurate scanning. Different colors could potentially affect barcode readability.

  • How can I scan a barcode online?

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  • What is the best barcode scanner online?

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  • How much does a barcode scanner app cost?

Barcode scanner app costs vary. Some are free, while advanced features might require payment. Explore options to find the suitable one. Our tool is entirely free.

  • Do I need a physical barcode scanner device?

You don’t need a physical scanner device. Our online barcode tool makes scanning convenient, eliminating the necessity of an extra gadget.

  • How to scan a barcode code on iOS?

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  • How to scan a barcode on Android?

Effortlessly scan barcodes on Android using our dedicated app. Download and open it to capture barcode data by aligning within the frame.

  • How small can a barcode be?

The smallest size of a barcode depends on the type and encoding. Generally, a 1D barcode can be around 1 inch (2.54 cm) long, while a 2D barcode can be as small as 0.2 x 0.2 inches (0.5 x 0.5 cm).

  • What is the maximum size of a barcode?

There’s no fixed maximum size for a barcode, but it’s determined by practical factors like scanner capabilities and printing technology. Large barcodes might exceed a few feet in length for 1D codes and proportional dimensions for 2D codes.

  • What types of barcodes are there?

Various barcode types include UPC, EAN for retail, Code 39, Code 128 for industrial use, QR Code, Data Matrix for data storage, PDF417 for documents, GS1 DataBar for small items, ITF, Codabar, MaxiCode for shipping, Aztec Code, and POSTNET for postal use.

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