UPC-A Barcode Format

UPC-A barcodes contain a strip of scannable bars and a 12 digit numerical code. Numbers may only be used for this code, UPC-A barcodes do not include letters or other characters. They are widely used in supermarkets and on books and other periodicals. In the United States, new UPC codes must be requested from the nonprofit group GS1.

In UPC-A codes:

UPC-A is somewhat similar to the EAN-13 code system, and UPC-A code can be read by any machine that can read EAN-13. The bars in UPC and EAN codes often appear similar and follow similar patterns. The only difference is where the readable digits are located. UPC code has been widely used since 1974 and cannot be translated into EAN code.

Standard UPC-A features that are supported by the Barcode Software include:

UPC-A barcodes can be exported as PNG or TIFF files with the Barcode Generator. These exports will have print-quality dots-per-inch. Codes developed with the Barcode Software 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: