Instructions for barcode creation

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    Size

    The size of the data matrix code depends on the data content.

    Size

    Cells

    Data length

    2 mm

    10 x 10

    10 numbers or
    6 characters (ASCII)

    2,5 mm *

    14 x 14

    24 numbers or
    16 characters (ASCII)

    3 mm

    18 x 18

    44 numbers or
    31 characters (ASCII)

    *Best size for best reading results.

    Encode

    Encode the data string using suitable software.

    Note that the color of the code is the same as the solid color of the printing plate. Do not use a screening.

    Invert

    Invert the created data matrix code.

    Position

    Pick a location anywhere on print control strips to create the quiet zone.

    Quiet Zone

    Draw a rectangle for the quiet zone depending on the selected code size on the print control strip.

    Code Size

    2 mm

    2,5 mm

    3 mm

    Quiet Zone Size

    min. 3,5 mm

    min. 4 mm

    min. 4,5 mm

    Note that the color of the quiet zone is the same as the solid color of the printing plate. Do not use a screening.

    Insert

    Insert the inverted data matrix code centered on the quiet zone.

    We validate your codes

    Create your personal data matrix code according to our instructions. Then send us the printing plates and we will validate the code for an optimal reading result.

    Mailing Address
    The Grey Elephant OHG
    Espenweg 3
    D-86971 Peiting
    Germany

    If you have any questions about creating the code, just write to us. We will support you.