Data Matrix Introduction
This page concerns basic information of Data Matrix, as well as its generating and printing components.
Data Matrix Overview
is an orientation-independent 2D matrix barcode symbology, composed of black and white modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern. With error correction codes added to increase security, Data Matrix can still be read even when damaged. Due to its large capacity of up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters,
Data Matrix is widely used in many industries. ECC200 Data Matrix is recommended for new applications by ISO.
Generating and Printing Data Matrix Barcodes
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Data Matrix Structure
The structure of Data Matrix is as below:
Data Matrix Barcode Size Setting
Data Matrix Data Encoding
Data Matrix encodes:
- values 0-127 in accordance with the US national version of ISO/IEC 646;
- value 128-255 in accordance with ISO 8859-1 (referred to as extended ASCII)
Data Matrix barcode includes six encodation schemes, with each encoding:
Data Matrix Format Mode (Symbol Sizes)
Data Matrix ECC200 symbol sizes (30 in all) can be divided into two categories:
- 24 square ones with sizes from 10x10 to 144x144 (even values only) not including quiet zones;
- 6 rectangular ones with sizes from 8x18 to 16x48 not including quiet zones;