Barcodes
Barcodes

Barcodes

Every barcode contains data made up of a sequence of light spaces and dark bars that represent letters, numbers, or other graphic characters. -
The usable characters differ among the various kinds of bar codes. Each barcode section in the ZPL Commands provides a table of applicable characters. Start and stop characters and check digits are used by many, but not all, barcodes. These will be indicated in the specific barcode explanations.
Zebra printers can print the following kinds of barcodes:
Barcode modulus “X” dimensions
  • Picket fence (non-rotated) orientation:
    • 203 dpi = 0.0049 in. mil to 0.049 in.
    • 300 dpi = 0.0033 in. mil to 0.033 in.
  • Ladder (rotated) orientation:
    • 203 dpi = 0.0049 in. mil to 0.049 in.
    • 300 dpi = 0.0039 in. mil to 0.039 in.
Linear barcodes
  • Codabar
  • Code 11
  • Code 39
  • Code 93
  • Code 128 with subsets A/B C and UCC Case Codes
  • ISBT‑128
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-E
  • EAN-8
  • EAN‑13
  • UPC and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions
  • Planet Code
  • Plessey
  • Postnet
  • Standard 2 of 5
  • Industrial 2 of 5
  • Interleaved 2 of 5
  • LOGMARS
  • MSI
  • GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional
Two-dimensional barcodes
  • Aztec
  • Code 49
  • Maxi Code
  • TLC39
  • PDF-417
  • QR Code
  • Codablock
  • DataMatrix
  • Micro-PDF417
Barcode ratios
  • 2:1
  • 7:3
  • 5:2
  • 3:1