What is EAN-13 barcode?

EAN-13 barcode encodes GTIN-13 ( Global Trade Identification Number) and consists of:

  • GS1 Company Prefix
  • Item Reference
  • Check Digit

GS1 Company Prefix and Item Reference Number are of variable length, the total length of EAN-13 barcode carrying GTIN-13 is 13 digits.

You can generate EAN-13 following this link:  https://www.barcoderobot.com/ean-13.html

The example below demonstrates most common combinations:

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