Where will 1D barcodes suffice?
1D barcodes are typically used in applications with a data content of approx. 10 to 20 characters. And, if sufficient space is available for a label, on a transport container, for example.
What advantages do they offer compared to 2D barcodes?
In the past, 1D barcodes had advantages due to the printing technology. Nowadays, the advantages of 1D barcodes are almost non existent. 1D barcodes are compatible with most of the existing code readers on the market.
Is there anything to be aware of in the terms of detection?
When detecting codes with 1D barcode readers, one has to pay attention to a few key points during the configuration and design of the 1D barcode. The correct distance or alignment of the code in picket-fence or ladder arrangement are just two examples. In the design of 1D barcodes, the modulus width, meaning the narrowest width of the black bars, has a considerable influence on the selection of the right code reader. Basically, the barcode must fit the guaranteed reading field of the code reader.