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

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 moreHow to open the .zip folder

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

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