This chapter describes the process for inspecting files containing barcodes. Barcode Inspection Mode detects and grades barcodes, displaying details like decodability, magnification, quiet zones, etc.

Only administrators, managers, or user groups with ‘modify profile’ access, can create custom profiles that enable the feature or additional parameters like grade output format (letters vs. numbers). For more information, see our Administration Guide.

Please note, our Barcode Modules follow ISO standards:

  • Linear → ISO/IEC 15416:2000

  • Data Matrix and QR → ISO/IEC 15415:2011

  1. Overview Linear: Linear barcodes (1D barcodes) encode data by varying the widths and spacings of parallel lines to create specific patterns. They contain a sequence of vertical black bars and white spaces that define a set of numbers or letters or characters. Because of their limited storage space, these barcodes are used to retrieve information stored in a database.

  2. Overview Data Matrix: DataMatrix is a matrix (2D) barcode that may be printed as a square or rectangular symbol made up of individual dots or squares. This representation is an ordered grid of dark and light dots bordered by a “finder pattern”. The data is encoded using a series of dark or light dots based upon a pre-determined size. The square form is the most commonly used and enables the encoding of the largest amount of data. The rectangular form with its limited height is better suited to some high-speed printing techniques and unusual printing spaces.

  3. Overview QR: Quick Response (QR) Code is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) used to store a variety of types of data. It consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a grid of white background. The required data is extracted from the patterns present in both horizontal and vertical components of the symbol. QR codes are primarily used for marketing and advertising campaigns and typically used a smartphone to read also enable the device to perform an action such as opening up a URL for a specific site.