What is a Barcode?

Explore the different types of barcodes and how they are printed

The barcode is a type of numerical code with lines or bars containing individual and precise information on a product. The printing of this code on any product helps ensure effective traceability, as this symbol stores information such as expiry date, batch number, general information, date of processing, etc.

The clearer and more legible the barcode, the easier it is for optical readers to interpret the encrypted information of the product.

Linear or 1D Barcodes

These are used to store codes, either numerical or alphabetical, using a linear combination of bars and spaces of different sizes.

2D Barcodes

These store data in both the height and the width of the symbol. The main advantage of this barcode is that it can store large amounts of data with high security.

Barcode Printer

Videojet offers different technologies to enable you to select the best labeller or barcode printer for your product. View our range of barcode printers here.

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