Aztec Code Barcode Format

Aztec Code is a type of 2D barcode invented in 1985 by Robert Hussey and Andrew Longacre. The code is named after the resemblance of the central finder pattern to an Aztec pyramid, Aztec code has the potential to use less space than other matrix barcodes because it does not require a surrounding blank “quiet zone”.

The symbol is built on a square grid with a bulls-eye pattern at its centre for locating the code. Data is encoded in concentric square rings around the bulls-eye pattern. The central bulls-eye is 9×9 or 13×13 pixels, and one row of pixels around that encodes basic coding parameters. Data is added in layers, each one containing two rings of pixels.

Standard Aztec code features that are supported by the Barcode Software include:

  • Free text input mode with error detection;
  • Symbol dimension customization;
  • Automatic and manual Aztec Code resolution; and
  • Customizable front and back colors with spot color support for EPS file export.

Need to export your Aztec code as a PNG or TIFF file, or to drag your code into Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator? The Barcode Software can do all of these tasks, with print-quality dots-per-inch resolution.

Other Barcode Formats

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