Interleaved 2 of 5 Barcode Format

Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes were developed from an earlier code simply known as Code 2 of 5. It is a shorter version of that code, and is used widely in the shipping and storage industries. The barcodes are also used to mark film canisters.

Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes are composed of:

  • A quiet zone;
  • A start pattern;
  • Data expressed as a series of interleaved symbols;
  • An optional modulo 10 check character;
  • A stop pattern;
  • A second quiet zone; and
  • An optional bar pattern surrounding the barcode.

Checksums are not required.

Only an even number of digits can be encoded on an Interleaved 2 of 5 bar code. The code is referred to as “interleaved” because data is encoded both in the colored bars and the white spaces between the bars. This allows users to encode a greater amount of data in a smaller space.

ITF-14 code can also be created using the Interleaved 2 of 5 coding process.

Standard Interleaved 2 of 5 features that are supported by the Barcode Generator include:

  • Optional check digit calculation;
  • Adjustable bar width ratio;
  • Adjustable bar width for printing error compensation;
  • Optional text formatting;
  • Manual and automatic bar height modes; and
  • Customizable front and back colors with spot color support for EPS file export.

Need to export your Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode 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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