In our previous post, we have covered 5 tools to generate QR Codes, which is just one type of Barcodes. But there are other types of barcodes as well. The most common ones are UPC or EAN barcodes, which are linear bar codes that can be seen on nearly every item you can buy in a store. These bar codes stores the information about the product such as price, description etc. The now popular QR Code is a type of 2 dimensional or matrix barcode, which can store much more information in a small space than liner barcodes. Other 2 dimensional barcodes include Aztec code, Data Matrix etc. Below are 5 tools that enables you to generate barcodes of different types, including UPC, EAN, QR Code.
This tool from Barcode-generator.org allows you to generate up to 15 types of barcodes, including QR Code, Code 39, EAN, Codabar, Code128, Maxicode, PLANET, Data Matrix, UPC-A, Aztec Runes etc. To generate a barcode, you first choose a barcode type, then enter the barcode data and choose a barcode size, you will then be instantly presented with an image of the barcode and you can right click and save it. The page is clean with unobtrusive ads.
This tool from barcode.tec-it.com offers even more types of barcodes for you to generate, like EAN, UPC, GS1 DataBar,Code-128, QR Code, Data Matrix, PDF417, Postal Codes, ISBN, just name a few. To generate a barcode, you first pick a category from the four main categories on the right including Linear codes, 2D Codes, Mobile Tagging, EAN/UPC and GS1 DAtaBar. Under each category, there are different barcodes for you to choose from. After picking a barcode type, you then enter your data, pick the size, image DPI and output formats. Other advanced options include barcode color, background color, rotations, error corrections.
BarcodesInc allows you to generate barcodes types of Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 39, Code 128 A, B, or C symbologies. Advanced options include whether to containing value text and border, whether to stretch text, specifying the dimensions, bar widths, fonts, symbologies and output formats. It also two other tools that allows you to generate UPC/EAN barcodes and QR codes.
4 Online Barcode Generator
This tool from terryburton.co.uk allows you to generate barcodes with more than 50 types on a single page and you can download the barcode image as EPS, PNG or JPEG format. This tool is really convenient as it puts so many types of barcodes together and you can just pick one from the dropdown menu. While on other sites, either they do not offer so many types or you will need to go from pages to pages to generate different types of barcodes.
Barcoding.com simply allows you generate barcodes with up to 15 barcode symbologies and output it as PNG, GIF, JPE, BMP. Below the tool, you can also view a simple description for these 15 barcode symbolgies if you are not sure what they mean.