2D Barcode Learning Centre

Have you found yourself asking ‘What are 2D barcodes?’. If you have questions relating to barcodes, then rest assured Matthews has the answer. With over four decades worth of experience in product coding, labelling, automatic data capture and inspection, we have seen everything – and implemented and developed an excellent solution.

2D Barcodes By Application

2D Barcodes for Retailers

Get the advantage of 2D barcodes at point of sale for better stock management, less waste, and faster recalls.

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2D Barcodes for Brand Owners

Connect your customers and trading partners to more product information, so you can protect your brand and build greater brand trust.

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2D Barcodes for Production Managers

What you need to know to streamline the transition to 2D barcodes.

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2D Barcodes for Quality Control Managers

Make sure 2D barcodes scan right every time and prevent costly mistakes – here’s what you need to know to streamline the transition to 2D barcodes.

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2D Barcodes for Exporters

Protect your brand from counterfeiters and improve brand trust with overseas customers. See how 2D barcodes provide the solution.

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2D Barcodes for Small Business Owners

Protect your high value products and build trust amongst your customers and trading partners with 2D barcodes.

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2D Barcodes for Transport and Logistics

Learn how 2D barcodes are used in Transport and Logistics, and what’s coming next.

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2D Barcodes by Industry

2D Barcodes in Fresh Produce

As one of the first industries to embrace data embedded barcodes.

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2D Barcodes in Meat, Poultry & Seafood

Having seen the advantages that 2D barcodes can offer across the meat industry supply chain.

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2D Barcodes in Ready Meals / Food Service

According to IBISWorld, the fresh ready-meal market in Australia is now a $600 million industry.

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2D Barcodes in Dairy & Eggs

The ability for consumers to quickly and clearly discover brand stories will unlock major benefits for these industries including eggs, creams and speciality milks.

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2D Barcodes in Infant Formula

At Matthews we've been working closely with the infant formula industry for a number of decades to assist with supplying next generation coding and labelling solutions.

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2D Barcode Basics

What is a 2D barcode and how does it work?

2D barcodes are two-dimensional barcodes that are embedded with data.

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How do I create a 2D barcode?

Before you create a 2D barcode, consider your product, equipment, and processes.

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How do 1D and 2D barcodes compare?

2D barcodes differ from traditional 1D barcodes with a smaller design and ability to hold a greater amount of information.

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What are the benefits of 2D barcodes?

The benefits of 2D barcodes across applications comes down to the fact that they can hold a large amount of information in a small space.

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