Barcode Formats

There are many different barcode formats available each with its own common use cases, pros and cons.

2D Barcode Formats

2D barcodes are used to store more data than 1d barcodes; often times a url.

1D Barcode Formats

1D barcodes are often used for very specific purposes (UPC codes, shipping tracking numbers..) and usually just store a text identifier.

  • Code 39
  • Code 93
  • Code 128
  • EAN-13
  • EAN-8
  • ITF-14
  • PDF14
  • PDF417
  • UPC