Barcode Verification

What is Barcode Verification? Barcode verification is a test to determine the quality of a printed barcode.   Typically this carried out on a product’s final packaging or printed artwork proof.   A barcode verifier machine is used to scan the printed barcode several times at various angles, a resulting ISO grade (4 – 0 / A … Read more

Printing your Barcodes to Labels

Our barcode images are supplied in the EPS, JPEG and TIFF graphic digital file formats.  Ideally these are intended for inclusion on artwork files such as .ai (Adobe Illustrator), .psd (Photoshop) etc.  However it is possible to import these images or enter the barcode numbers into various label making programs.  Below are a few common … Read more

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

Our standard barcode packages include both UPC-A (Universal Product Code) and EAN-13 (International Article Number) variants.   Our numbers originate with the Uniform Code Council (now GS1 US) with the EAN-13 version prefixed with either a “07” or “06”.  This means our barcodes can be read as either; a 12 digit UPC-A when dropping the leading … Read more

ITF-14 Carton Codes

An ITF-14 Carton Code is a 14 digit barcode used on warehousing and logistics units.  Units using an ITF-14 barcode can contain multiple instances of the same product or mixed lots of assorted products. Some larger retailers and distributors will require ITF-14 carton codes in order to track your products through the supply chain. When … Read more

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 used … Read more

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 (other than the number) and no centralised database.  The vertical black and white bars simply represent the sequence of … Read more

ISBN – Barcodes for Books

The standard retail EAN-13 & UPC-A Barcode numbers we supply are not suited for Books. Books require an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) using a range of numbers reserved especially for print publications. To obtain an ISBN for your publication in Singapore you can apply at the National Library Board (NLB).  Visit https://www.nlb.gov.sg/depositapp/ Once you have your … Read more

Using Barcodes on Amazon

Amazon’s barcode acceptance policies and its enforcement are subject to change.  We therefore cannot guarantee that the barcodes we supply will always be accepted by Amazon.  To be certain of Amazon’s latest requirements we recommended contacting Amazon directly. Amazon’s current stated policy prefers that sellers are members of GS1.  However Amazon’s enforcement of this varies with … Read more

ISSN – Barcodes for Magazines

Serialised publications such as Magazines and serial Journals require an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN). To obtain an ISSN for your serial publication visit the National Library Board at https://www.nlb.gov.sg/depositapp/ to apply. Once you have your ISSN number from the ISSN National Centre we can generate GS1 standard barcode images in either ISSN 13 digit … Read more

Company Prefixes

A company prefix is represented by the first few leading digits of a barcode number.  Company prefixes in an UPC-A or EAN-13 barcode can be anywhere between 5 and 11 digits long, this is otherwise known as a “variable length prefix”.  Re-seller barcodes such as ours are generally subdivided from a large batch of numbers with … Read more