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

94 Barcode Number Prefix

A barcode beginning with the 940–949 or “94” prefix indicates the number was issued by the New Zealand branch of the Global Standards Body (GS1). A “94” prefix however does not indicate the product as being of NZ origin or “Made in New Zealand”. This is confirmed by GS1’s own documentation, see GS1 Australia’s Media … Read more94 Barcode Number Prefix

ISBN – Barcodes for Books and Magazines

The standard EAN-13 and UPC-A Barcode numbers we supply are not suited for Books & Magazines. Books & Magazines require an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) using a range of numbers reserved especially for print publications. To obtain an ISBN in New Zealand visit the National Library’s website natlib.govt.nz/forms/isn Once you have your ISBN number … Read moreISBN – Barcodes for Books and Magazines