The most common types of 2D barcodes are the 'QR Code' and the 'Datamatrix'
QR codes are most often used to link mobile and smart phones to digital resources found online via the internet or to give the phone specific short instructions.
Datamatrix barcodes which can store more information for the area they occupy as opposed to QR codes are commonly used by governments and corporations to track documents and packages.
Using the publically available and royalty free mathematical construction formulas, the 2D barcode is created in memory matrix array.
Each active element in the memory matrix is assigned a geometric contruction proportional to its location within the 2D barcode construct.
Once the array has been mapped to a 2D surface, a scaling is applied and it is ready to be converted into either a bitmap representation constructed with pixels or a vector/line drawing file format.
As the goal was to to create compact efficient 2D barcodes for printing, EPS and PDF file formats were chosen also taking into account the CMYK colour model used by professional digial and offset printing processes.
Tiny compact 2D vector data that can be implemented inline with a print process for printing on demand applications. If written to file, they are small and fast to transfer via networks to any location where they are needed.
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When speed matters. Be effective, efficient, compact and fast. The challenge: keep up with any variable data printing technology in the ability to provide real-time fully scalable 2D barcode technology as and when needed, in-line and real-time.
To realize this physically three major aspects need attention.
Operational and functional specifications cannot be influenced, so effective and efficient routines are called for. Know the boundaries and parameters before you start and ensure focused processes are activated.
Focus encoders on input boundaries, is it ascii, utf8 or utf16? Ensure data preformatters only provide 100% acceptable encoded data streams (grabage in = grabage out is something we cannot accept here).
'I want it NOW.' Ensure all aspects, from production expectation and getting it from where it is created to where it is need ...as in NOW.
Generic Matrix QR Code Vector Processor. Working example of native EPS and PDF QR Code generator producing compact resizable 2D barcodes.
This free vector QR code generator will make QR codes for any 25 character string you enter.
Enter up to 25 characters and push the 'generate' button to get your PDF QR code.
Contents to encode :
PDF, EPS and vector images maintain perfect clarity irrespective of what size they are printed at.
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