Industrial 2 of 5 is self-checking linear font. Barcode generator tool helps to create barcode fonts with different values and sizes. Software has Print settings, E-mail settings, Export-Import option, Batch processing series feature, etc.
Introduction of Industrial 2 of 5 Barcode Font
Linear Barcode Fonts come up with different varieties which differ from each other in terms of capacity, character set, check digits, application areas, etc. Industrial 2 of 5 Barcode Font is one of the types of linear barcodes that encode only numeral digits (0-9). It can also be called Standard 2 of 5. It was created for the first time in 1968 that belongs to the Code 2 of 5 symbology family. The phrase “2 of 5” denotes the number of digits encoded with the five bars, two of which are generally thick and the other three always thin. Industry 2 of 5 usually does not need a checksum because it is a self-checking barcode. An optional modulo 10 checksum may be utilized as needed.
The Industrial 2 of 5 barcode's structure is relatively simple to understand due to the fact that all the information is encoded within the width of the black bars. The white spaces present in the barcode which are fixed in width work only to split the black bars. These white spaces are generally ignored by the barcode reader at the time of scanning.
The structure of the Industrial 2 of 5 Barcode consists of the following components-
- Leading Quiet Zone
- Start Character
- Data Characters (0-9 numerical digits)
- Optional Check Digit (modulo 10)
- Stop Character
- Trailing Quiet Zone
In the past, the industrial 2 of 5 barcodes was commonly used across a wide range of business industries. But now, alternative barcodes like Interleaved 2 of 5 are taking their place because of their low density. However, these barcodes are still used in many applications like-
- Cardboard Printing
- Airline Ticketing
- Photo Finishing
- Shipping, and Logistics Sorting
- Department Stores
Difference between Interleaved and Industrial 2 of 5 Barcode Font
The two basic differences between the Interleaved and Industrial 2 of 5 barcode font are mentioned below-
- Interleaved 2 of 5 Barcode Font has the ability to encode the data in both black bars and white spaces, whereas Industrial 2 of 5 Barcode font encodes the data in the black bars only. Due to this difference, Interleaved 2 of 5 is a more effective barcode than the Industrial 2 of 5.
- Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes are limited to encoding an even number of numeric digits, whereas Code 2 of 5 barcodes is more versatile to encode numeric data of varying lengths.
Create Industrial 2 of 5 Barcode Font
Generate Industrial 2 of 5 Barcode Font using DRPU Barcode Maker Software. It provides a clean and basic interface that helps novice users to create barcode labels without any technical expertise. Application provides a batch processing feature that allows the users to make a bulk amount of industrial 2 of 5 barcodes with different values in a short span of time. Software supports all ranges of basic to advanced printers. The created industrial 2 of 5 barcodes can be read by any type of barcode scanner.
Below we have provided a sample of industrial 2 of 5 barcode font that is created by using Barcode Designing View option provided by the software. Note: You can also create your industrial 2 of 5 barcode by using the Barcode Settings option.