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.