Company Prefixes

A company prefix is represented by the first few leading digits of a barcode number.  Company prefixes in an EAN-13 or UPC-A barcode can be anywhere between 5 and 11 digits long, this is otherwise known as a “variable length prefix”.  Re-seller barcodes such as ours are generally subdivided from a large batch of numbers with … Read more

Barcode Size Specifications (EAN-13 and UPC-A)

Our barcodes are supplied at GS1 specification SC2 (37.29mm x 25.93mm). This is known as 100% magnification. Generally GS1 advises a minimum of 80% of the standard size (we usually reduce to a minimum SC0 82% @ 30.51 X 21.25mm). For printing your barcodes we suggest sticking to the recommended 80% – 200% magnification range. … Read more

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