Barcode types

Read about the various barcode types. If you are looking for a specific barcode type that is not listed, feel free to send us a message.

What is the Universal Product Code (UPC)

UPC (technically refers to UPC-A) consists of 12 numerical digits, that are uniquely assigned to each trade item.

What is an EAN8 barcode

An EAN-8 is a barcode and is derived from the longer European Article Number (EAN-13) code.

What is an EAN13 barcode

EAN-13 is an extension of the UPC-A barcode symbology that usually carries a GTIN-13.

What is an ISSN barcode

An International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is an eight-digit serial number used to uniquely identify a serial…

What is an ISBN barcode

​The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier.

What is an ITF-14 barcode

​ITF-14 (Interleaved Two of Five) is the GS1 implementation of an Interleaved 2 of 5 bar code to encode a Global Trade Item…