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Software for 2D Unique Identification barcodes

Software for 2D Unique Identification barcodes

Hello all,
I have a customer who requires a unique Identification barcode electroetched onto parts we make for them.  This isn't a standard barcode though it's one of those 2D barcodes.  We have the equipment and the know how to make the electroetch templates, we just need the software to generate the barcode.  Do any of you have any suggestions as to what software works well making these codes?  It would need to either output the code as a picture or directly into a word processor for it to be useful for us when we make the electro-etch templates (not printed out directly to a label).  Any advice would be helpful, thanks.


RE: Software for 2D Unique Identification barcodes

A Google search on "2D barcode generator software", without the quotes, was productive.

Of course it gets to be more fun when you're working with rocket scientists who just have to roll their own barcode, but I think you will find solutions adaptable for that too.


Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Software for 2D Unique Identification barcodes

yeah, I googled for it, tons of hits.  But as we all know there is more garbage software out there then good software.  Was looking for advice from someone who has actually used the software.  I really don't have the time to download all the demos and try them out.

RE: Software for 2D Unique Identification barcodes

Did you get a spec for the barcode format and encoding?

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Software for 2D Unique Identification barcodes

Sorry for the late response, here's what they spec out:

"Minimum mark is a data matrix ECC200 symbol using ISO 15434 syntac and the semantics of ISO 15418 marking; Text Element Identification (TEI) preferred or Data Identifier (DI) per MIL-STD-130"


RE: Software for 2D Unique Identification barcodes

I've used programs from Zebra (zebra designer) and Wasp (labeler).. Both have free versions available. Though typically for 2D you need to buy the program which is cheap.

Just give either of them a call (I'd recommend Wasp over Zebra) and discuss your needs.

RE: Software for 2D Unique Identification barcodes

Thanks guys.  You've saved me some time.  I'd rather hear from others what they used and liked rather than listen to sales pitches.  Thanks again.

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