CODE-128 Barcode Format
CODE-128 is used in the product shipping process includes 108 symbols, including 103 data symbols, 3 start and 2 stop symbols. The length of CODE-128 barcodes can vary, and is based on the number of symbols encoded in the data. The code was created in 1981 by U.S. firm Computer Identics. CODE-128 symbols are smaller than similar CODE-39 symbols, and can be used on smaller items. Unlike the similar CODE-39, CODE-128 includes a check digit.
CODE-128 barcodes are composed of:
- Unmarked quiet zones;
- One of three start codes Start-A, Start-B and Start-C, which determine the character set that will be used in the code;
- Data encoded in the bars and spaces; and
- A final checksum.
Standard CODE-128 features that are supported by the Barcode Software include:
- Adjustable bar widths for printing error compensation;
- Manual and automatic bar height modes;
- Font customization; and
- Customizable front and back colors with spot color support for EPS file export.
With our Barcode Software, sharp, high-quality PNG and TIFF CODE-128 renderings can be exported right to your desktop computer or mobile device. Images of these new codes can also be dragged and dropped directly into editing programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.