November 18, 2021

EAN barcodes template download

EAN barcodes are also used to label consumer goods worldwide for point-of-sale scanning, primarily in Europe. They look very similar to UPC codes, and the main distinction is their geographical application. While EAN-13 (comprising 13 digits) is the default form factor, you’ll find EAN-8 (covering eight digits) barcodes on products where space is limited, like small candies. The main advantage of EAN codes is their flexibility. EAN-13 is a high-density barcode that can encode relatively large amounts of data in a small area—while EAN-8 codes are ideal for identifying very small products or assets. EAN codes are also easy for […]
November 18, 2021

International Article Number EAN

The International Article Number (also known as European Article Number or EAN) is a standardized format to describe a barcode symbology and a numbering system. It is used in global trading to identify a product type or even more specific a certain product from a specific manufacturer. EAN numbers are not only used for lookup of global products but at the same time it can be used for other purposes like for example ordering or accounting. There are two versions of the EAN. One is the EAN-13 that has 13 digits. It is a superset of the original 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPC-A). For […]