Barcodes have the ability of retaining information on a simple label, that is why barcodes are used for many different purposes and in many different situations. Barcode labels are printed by the barcode printers. They are tags, which help both machines and humans to identify any given object or item.
These barcode labels are differentiated by the type of base material, on which barcodes are imprinted. Barcode labels can be customized in different sizes and shapes. There are many types of the barcode labels, such as:
Linear barcode label: These barcode symbologies are most familiar and widely used format of the barcode. This type of barcode labels contain the series of the parallel lines and spaces with varying width among such lines. This particular class of barcodes, are about 100 types, nearly 20 are accepted among them. They are Codabar, Code 39, Code 128, EAN, Telepen and etc.
Stacked and Matrix symbologies: Stacked and the matrix barcode symbologies are designed to encode much more information in much smaller spaces. They are Aztec Code, code 16 K, code 49, Maxi Code, Supercode, and USS Code One and etc.
Composite Symbologies: These barcode symbologies are specific combinations of one dimensional and two dimensional symbologies, that include Composite Code C, GSI, and MicroPDF417, and etc.
Automated data collection is the main reason to use the barcodes. The type and amount of information which is needed to encode data and type of device used to read the barcode define each of the barcodes that are available.
These are the different types of barcode labels, which are used in business according to the different products.