What is a 2D Barcode? (in 100 Words or Less)

What is a 2D Barcode? (in 100 Words or Less)

100 Words or Less, Barcode Basics | 4 March 2020

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What is a 2D Barcode? (in 100 Words or Less)

2D-Barcodes, or two dimensional barcodes are represented by black squares and spaces arranged along a vertical and horizontal axis.

Included in this category are data matrix codes and Quick Response (QR) codes.

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Learn more about what makes linear and 2d barcodes different

With information being aligned along two axes instead of one, 2D-barcodes are capable of storing more information in a smaller area than linear barcodes. This makes them a great option for situations where very small barcodes are needed or larger amounts of data are being stored.

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Based in St. Paul, MN, USA, John Masica is Computype’s Technical Support Specialist. Specializing in label printer maintenance and engineering, John is the go-to person for all things label printing. Through his 24 years here at Computype, he has learned many tips and tricks to make your label printing easier and more efficient.