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

How to register your barcode

Some of our customers ask how their product data is “encoded” into the barcode or if their barcode needs to be registered on a global database.  To be clear there is no information inside the bars and no centralised database.  The vertical black and white bars simply represent the sequence of numbers shown below.  When … Read moreHow to register your barcode