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Is my barcode UPC or EAN?


How to tell the difference between UPC and EAN barcodes?


01-12-15     1775 day(s) ago    

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UPC (Universal Product Code) and EAN (formerly European Article Number renamed International Article Number) are numeric only barcode symbologies for products.

Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference between UPC and EAN. Here is a list of the four EAN and UPC barcodes.

UPCa has a digit after the final guard bar
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UPCe has digit after the final guard bar and is smaller than UPCa
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EAN13 does not have a digit after the final guard bar
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EAN8 does not have a digit after the final guard bar and is smaller than EAN13
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Guard bars are the bars at the start, middle, and end of the barcode.

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