Barcode Guide

QR Code

Designed by Denso Wave in Japan for the automotive industry in 1998, Quick Response (QR) Code is a two-dimensional general-purpose matrix barcode that is intended for use on smaller labels. It was designed for faster scanning of information, and it efficiently encodes kanji characters.

QR Code can be printed in black on a white background or in white on a black background.

Several versions of QR Code have evolved over the years as technology improves. QR Code Model 1 was the first version, followed by QR Code Model 2. Currently, QR Code 2005 is the standard version that is recommended for new applications.

QR Code is defined in ISO/IEC 18004 Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques - QR Code 2005 bar code symbology specification.

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