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Barcode
What are barcodes?

Barcode printing
A barcode is a symbology that traditionally consists of parallel lines varying in widths and spaces combined with numeric, alphanumeric or other characters. Today, barcodes may also consist of patterns of dots, concentric circles and can come hidden within images.

Barcode printing is a convenient feature offered on the Brother Label Printers that allows for customized barcodes to be created quickly and easily on demand.
Benefits of printing barcodes?

Benefits of using a Brother Label Printer to print barcodes
The barcode printing feature is included in the user-friendly but powerful P-touch® Editor label creation software that comes with the Brother Label printers.

Users can print barcodes from Microsoft Excel® and database files. This means the user saves money from not having to buy separate software to print barcodes.
Which barcodes can each model print?

Benefits of using a Brother Label Printer to print barcodes
All models in the Brother Label Printer range can print a range of barcodes using the P-touch® Editor label creation software that is included with the machines. Below is a table which indicates the barcode type each model can print.


Barcode

QL-500

QL-570

QL-650TD

QL-1050

Pc Connected operation

CODE39

All Models

I-2/5(ITF)

UPC-A

UPC-E

EAN13

EAN8

CODABAR (NW-7)

CODE128

POSTNET

Laser Bar Code

ISBN-2

ISBN-5

PDF417

QRCODE

Micro QR Code

EAN128

Maxi code

Data matrix

RSS

Stand alone operation

CODE39

Text Box:

 Text Box:

Y

 Text Box:

I-2/5(ITF)

Y

UPC-A

Y

UPC-E

Y

EAN13

Y

EAN8

Y

CODABAR (NW-7)

Y

CODE128

Y

POSTNET

  

Laser Bar Code

  

ISBN-2

  

ISBN-5

  

PDF417

Y

QRCODE

Y

Micro QR Code

Y

EAN128

Y

Maxi code

  

RSS

  

DATAMATRIX

  

What are the different barcode types and when are they used? There are many different barcode symbologies and selecting the right one will depend on the type of application that it will be used for.  The table below outlines the various types which may be printed on the Brother Label Printer and the applications it can be used for.

Different barcode types and when they are used