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There are a wide variety of printed barcode types you can print on plastic cards. In this article, we will discuss most of them. You will learn what they are used for, the length of the barcode, and any other facts that will help you decide which barcode to print on your plastic cards.
Type 39, Code 3 of 9 (C-39, Code 39)
This barcode includes all the uppercase letters, numbers 1 through 9, and symbols which include space, period, plus, minus, dollar sign, slash, and percent. The Code 3 of 9 barcode is often used by the government and other industries.
Type 128, Code 128 (C-128)
Numbers on this barcode can be printed above, below, or to the right of left of the barcode. However, itís most common to see the numbers or letters below the barcode.
This barcode in only used in the United States. It consists of 12 numbers. The first number indicates which numbering system is being used, the next 5 indicate the manufacturer of the product, the 5 after that indicate the type of product, and the last number is a Modulo 10 checksum.
This barcode consists of a 2 or 3 number code the indicates what country the product is from, 4 of 5 data digits, and a checksum digit.
This barcode is primarily used to try to use up the least amount of space possible on the package. The barcode is only issued when another barcode takes up too much space on the item being delivered.
A QR code is a fairly recent phenomenon that is becoming increasingly popular on custom plastic card printing. Basically, you scan it using a smartphone or other electronic device and it initiates an action. For example, scanning a QR code may open any website URL or download an app to your phone.
These codes can easily be generated for free online.
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