Quick Response Codes, created in Japan, are known under the acronym QR Codes, they are 2D bar codes which are able to store a vast amount of information and as the name portrays they are quick in directing you to the required information they represent such as websites and promotions. In this article I will briefly explain the way in which a QR code works and its appearance. So you may be thinking why the need for so many different barcode formats, why use QR codes and not the original 1D barcode with the vertical black lines that we see used on the majority of goods? Reason for that being is that barcodes are constantly evolving and being able to store more information and action more features. The QR code is able to store a large amount of required...
Barcodes started out as just ideas and concepts in the 1950s and 60s, and since then have grown and developed to become a global necessity. Linear or one-dimensional barcodes were the first of its kind, and these are the ones we see on millions of products on a day to day basis which allow them to be scanned and monitored. Two-dimensional barcodes were then introduced, and while some of them offer the same principle of scanning items, these 2D barcodes can hold a significantly larger amount of data.
What the general public may be unaware of (until now) are 3D barcodes. Manufacturing companies were looking for a method to improve the marking, tracking and inventory of the different parts of their products while they were still in the manufacturing process. 1D and 2D barcode labels unfortunately proved impractical...
Our blog researchers include local barcode experts from the SA Barcodes team: Cat Robinson and Andreas van Wyk
SA Barcodes Team
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