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DataMatrix Barcodes FAQ Print E-mail

DataMatrix Barcodes FAQ

What is a DataMatrix X-dimension



What is a DataMatrix X-dimension

The X-dimension is the width of the smallest element in a DataMatrix bar code.

DataMatrix X-Dimension

The X dimension is measured in Mils, 1 Mil = 1/1000 Inch. Very often barcode parameters are specified in Mils in various standards. But they can be also specified in inches and in millimeters. To switch from one unit to another, the following ratios can be used:
1 Mils = 0.001 Inch
1 Inch = 25.4 MM
Below is a chart that contains many common dimensions.

Mils Inches Millimeters
4 0.004 0.1016
6 0.006 0.1524
8 0.008 0.2032
10 0.01 0.254
12 0.012 0.3048
14 0.014 0.3556
20 0.02 0.508
40 0.04 1.016
75 0.75 19.05
125 1.25 31.75
 

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