EAN Barcode Software Overview
EAN barcodes are generally used to track products in the retail
industry. The Universal Product Code (UPC) has been used in
the US and Canada since 1973. PrecisionID's EAN
Barcode Font Package can be used to create EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E,
UCC-12, ISBN, Bookland, and JAN barcodes. For
EAN-14 Barcodes see our Interleaved 2 of 5
or Code 128 barcode packages.
For EAN128 or UCC128 barcodes, see our Code 128
PrecisionID EAN Barcode Font Software Contents
The PrecisionID EAN Barcode Fonts are compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows including Windows 7.
The EAN Barcode Package contains 5 sizes of Windows
TrueType (TTF), Binary PostScript (PFB), and ASCII PostScript
(PFA) fonts. The package also includes a User's
with specifications correlating specific fonts and
point sizes with X dimensions and printed height. The User's
also includes several tutorials, explaining in
step-by-step fashion, application of PrecisionID's EAN UPC
Barcode in Microsoft Word (Mail Merge), Excel, Access, and
The EAN barcodes are somewhat complex to construct and require check
digit calculations. To make this process very simple, our
package includes PrecisionID Font Formatting Components.
These modules automatically compress and format the data for
use with the barcode font. PrecisionID Font Formatting
Components include a Microsoft VBA module for Microsoft
Office applications and a UFL for Crystal Reports. For other
applications or languages, the source code of these modules
may be used as a guide for conversion.
The European Article Numbering System (EAN) barcodes are a superset of the
UPC barcodes. EAN-13 consists of 13 numbers where EAN-8
consists of 8 digits for smaller packages. To obtain a company
prefix for EAN barcodes you will need to contact EAN at
EAN14 Barcodes can be created using
Interleaved 2 of 5 Barcode Package
Code 128 Barcode Package
EAN128 and UCC128 Barcodes
EAN128 Barcodes and UCC128 Barcodes can be created using
Code 128 Barcode Package
The Universal Product Code (UPC) barcode is used in the US and Canadian
retail industry to identify and track products. The UPC-A
barcode consists 12 numbers where the UPC-E consisted of 12
numbers that are compressed into 8 numbers for use on smaller
packages. To obtain a company prefix for UPC barcodes you will
need to contact the
Code Council (UCC)
The Uniform Code Council (UCC)
creates standards for multi-industry product
identification. UCC-12 is another name for the UPC-A standard.
ISBN and Bookland Barcodes
International Standard Book Numbers are used to uniquely identify books and
periodicals. This number is encoded into an EAN-13
barcode where the first 3 digits are always 978 followed by
the 9 digit ISBN number without the ISBN check digit. This
standard is also commonly referred to as Bookland or
EAN-Bookland. For an ISBN number contact
The Japanese Article Number (JAN) is identical to the EAN-13 barcode where
the first two digits are set to 45 or 49, identifying Japan.
Free EAN Barcode Demonstration Software
Evaluate PrecisionID's UPC Barcode now by downloading the Free UPC
demo software. The PrecisionID EAN Demo Barcode Font is identical to the
purchased EAN as described above except the font contains
a "demo" watermark on select characters. The demo package produces readable
barcodes to allow you to fully evaluate our product before
here to download the free demo version.
How to order EAN Barcode Font Software
To order PrecisionID's EAN Font Software, click the "Buy Now"
button above to verify your license level. Then click the
"Add to Cart & Checkout" button at the top of the page to
begin the payment process. Payment by credit card or PayPal is required.
When entering billing information, enter the billing address
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Upon successful completion of the transaction, a confirmation e-mail with the
PrecisionID EAN Font Software download link will be sent.
This message also serves as an invoice. The e-mail link is sent
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is 30 days.