GS1 DataMatrix

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GS1 DataMatrix

GS1 DataMatrix is an implementation of the Data Matrix (ECC 200) barcode symbology with GS1 formatted data.

Standards: ISO/IEC 16022, ANSI/AIM BC11 ISS, GS1 General Specifications.

Data and Options

  • The data field input is provided in GS1 Application Identifier standard format starting with the mandatory (01) Application Identifier.
  • The format option is used to specify the shape of the symbol, either square (default) or rectangle.
  • The columns and rows options are used to specify the size of the symbol.
  • The version option can also be used to specify the symbol size, as version=RxC. Valid options are:
    • With format=square: 10x10, 12x12, 14x14, 16x16, 18x18, 20x20, 22x22, 24x24, 26x26, 32x32, 36x36, 40x40, 44x44, 48x48, 52x52, 64x64, 72x72, 80x80, 88x88, 96x96, 104x104, 120x120, 132x132, 144x144
    • With format=rectangle: 8x18, 8x32, 12x26, 12x36, 16x36, 16x48
  • If columns, rows and version are unspecified the encoder will default to creating a symbol of the specified format that is the minimum size to represent the given data.


Data:    (01)95012345678903(3103)000123
Encoder: gs1datamatrix