EAN/UPC barcodes

Instantly-recognisable, EAN/UPC barcodes are printed on virtually every consumer product in the world. They are the longest-established and most widely-used of all GS1 barcodes.

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Types of EAN/UPC barcodes

EAN-13
  • Symbol ID: ]E0
  • Capacity: 13 numeric
  • Omnidirectional
  • Supports GTIN-13
  • Does not support attributes
UPC-A
  • Symbol ID: ]E0
  • Capacity: 12 numeric
  • Omnidirectional
  • Supports GTIN-12
  • Does not support attributes
EAN-8
  • Symbol ID: ]E4
  • Capacity: 8 numeric
  • Omnidirectional
  • Supports GTIN-8
  • Does not support attributes
UPC-E 
  • Symbol ID: ]E0
  • Capacity: 12 Numeric, zeroes suppressed
  • Omnidirectional
  • Supports GTIN-12
  • Does not support attributes

 

 

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