EAN-13 Barcode Format

Thirteen-digit EAN-13 codes are assigned worldwide to identify items at the point-of-sale. Two- and five-digit codes can be added to the code to identify published works.

EAN is similar to the twelve-digit Universal Parcel Code (UPC), and can be encoded in other barcode types offered by GS1. EAN codes are also known as Global Trade Item Numbers.

The code normally breaks down as follows:

The EAN number system details a product’s country of origin. It can also be used for coupons, refund receipts, periodical identification and other uses. Barcodes are unique and can be assigned by manufacturers. The length of manufacturing and product codes may vary. The check digit is used to ensure that the barcode has been read correctly. The bars in EAN and UPC codes often appear similar and follow similar patterns. The only difference is where the readable digits are located.

Standard EAN-13 features that are supported by the Barcode software include:

EAN-13 barcodes can be exported as PNG or TIFF files with the Barcode Generator Software. These exports will have print-quality dots-per-inch. Codes developed with the Barcode Generator may also be dragged-and-dropped directly into Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Other Barcode Formats

Here you can find other barcode formats supported by our Barcode Software: