Difference between EAN and UPC barcodes – which to use on your product

Our standard barcode packages include both EAN-13 (International Article Number) and UPC-A (Universal Product Code) variants.   Our numbers originate with the Uniform Code Council (now GS1 US) and are prefixed with either a “07” or “06”.  This means our barcodes can be read as either; a 13 digit EAN-13 when including the leading zero or, … Read more

480 Barcode Number Prefix

A barcode beginning with an “480” prefix indicates the number was issued by the Philippine branch of the Global Standards Body (GS1 Philippines). A “480” prefix however does not indicate the product as being of Philippine origin or “Made in The Philippines”. This is confirmed by GS1’s own documentation, see GS1 Australia’s Media Release or … Read more

How to open the .zip folder

Our barcode packages are delivered instantly to your email address upon completion of checkout.  We send all your barcode numbers, images, certificte and OCRB font inside a Zip Folder.  If you’re not farmiliar with opening zips refer to these instructions. Step 1. Download the zip folder from the automated email sent to the email you … Read more

ISBN – Barcodes for Books

The standard EAN-13 and UPC-A Barcode numbers we supply are not suited for Books & Magazines. Books require an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) using a range of numbers reserved especially for print publications. To obtain an ISBN in The Philippines please visit the National Library of the Philippines http://web.nlp.gov.ph/nlp/?q=node/645 Once you have your ISBN … Read more