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Mil-Std 130 Compliant
2D Codes

Data Matrix

Data Matrix

Data Matrix was designed for small parts marking and is today used for small electrical parts, by the pharmaceutical industry for unit dose packaging, by the automotive industry and by NASA.

Data Matrix's high degree of redundancy (data is scattered throughout the symbol) and resistance to printing defects makes it highly reliable. The symbol's sides can be adjusted to carry more data in the same space or to fit the product. It has built-in error correction, but does not include human-readable data.

This code has a minimum print contrast requirement of 20% when reading with an industrial-quality CCD video camera.

Data Matrix is a 2 dimensional bar code which can store from 1 to about 2,000 characters. The symbol is square and can range from 0.001 inch per side up to 14 inches per side. As an example of density, 500 numeric only characters can be encoded in a 1-inch square using a 24-pin dot matrix printer. Two adjacent sides of the square symbol are solid black lines; the other two adjacent sides are printed as a series of equally spaced square dots.

Contact JETEC for printing 2D codes on your products.


JETEC Corporation has the capability of upgrading your present marking process to include 2D code marking and reading. For those customers with existing ink jet or laser marking systems our IMS5000 Software can provide the necessary 2D code marking capability without requiring additional marking equipment. Otherwise, JETEC can provide complete, turnkey 2D code marking systems. All of the marking systems offered by JETEC Corporation provide the capability to print traditional 1D bar codes as well as 2D codes. JETEC marking systems incorporate industrial ink jet, laser scribing and dot peening technologies for Direct Product Marking (DPM), thereby creating a permanent robust mark without the expense and hassle of labels. Additionally, all 2D codes require a 2D code reader for encoding; they cannot be read using an ordinary linear bar code scanner. Process engineers should be aware that there is a large variance in how well vendor 2D code readers perform on varying surfaces. Knowing which industrial marker and reader to use for your specific application can be challenging. We encourage you to allow JETEC to use our expertise in Mark-Read systems to select the best product marking and read verification system for your application. Contact us for free consultation, sample marking, product demonstration and systems definition.

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Mil-Std 130 Compliant
2D Codes

2D Codes Samples

JET-I (pdf)
LVS 9500 (pdf)
Welch Allyn


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