UPC/EAN Barcode Font Package
UPC and EAN barcodes from fonts for UPC-A, UCC-12, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, JAN, Bookland and
ISBN standards in human readable and non-human readable formats.
Also allows encoding of GTIN 8, 12 and 13 numbers.
- Patent-Pending EAN and UPC font technology produces high-quality
barcodes, even on low resolution printers.
- Compatible with 32 and 64-bit Microsoft Windows® systems including Windows 7
and Microsoft Office 2010, Pocket PC, Macintosh, Unix and Linux systems.
- Includes examples for Microsoft® Word, Excel, Access and Crystal
- TrueType, PostScript, OpenType and PCL LaserJet soft fonts are included,
each in 5 different heights for added flexibility.
- UPC and EAN fonts require special formatting so that the barcode will be scannable when the
font is applied. Over 30 royalty-free font
encoder tools, macros and plug-ins are provided for this purpose.
UPC/EAN Barcode Font Features
Specifications | Data Sheet |
Implementing solutions with IDAutomation fonts
provides a high level of scalability with operating system, application
and printer independence. Learn more about
of IDAutomation fonts. This package contains 5 different font heights
in several formats along with font tools, macros and source code to
assist with application integration. Details of the UPC EAN Barcode Font
Advantage Package are as follows:
|"We bought the
IDAutomation UPC/EAN Barcode Font Advantage Package for the ease of use and the
ability to integrate it straightforwardly into applications. Our company now
benefits by adding on demand barcode reporting into existing software, which
allows users to quickly provide barcoded reports." - Anthony Jucha, Rio Rancho,
- Patent-Pending Technology: The latest version of EAN and UPC fonts includes new technology
extremely high-quality barcode printing.
- Advanced Font Encoding: IDAutomation's implementation of UPC and
EAN symbologies allows a single advanced font to produce all
UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, JAN & ISBN barcodes.
- Cross-platform Support: The unique encoding of these EAN and UPC fonts
allows cross-platform support between Unix, Macintosh
and Windows® systems in any locale or language.
- Multiple Font Tools Included: For easy integration into applications, several
font encoder tools
are provided that are free to use with this package.
- Low Resolution Printer Support: UPC and EAN
barcode fonts from IDAutomation are designed to print precisely on 203 DPI thermal
printers, 300 DPI printers and to higher-resolution printers.
When printing at 203 DPI, the point size chosen should be a multiple
of 6. When printing at 300 DPI, the point size chosen should be
a multiple of 4.
- Five Heights Provided: Fonts with "S" in the
name are "shortened height" fonts that are below what the UCC recommends.
However, IDAutomation has observed these shorter symbols used with
UPC-A and UPC-E barcodes. Fonts with "M" in the name are "medium
height" fonts and are recommended for printing EAN-8 and UPC-E barcodes.
Fonts with "L" in the name are the largest with a height of approximately
22mm when printed at 16 points and are recommended for printing
UPC-A and EAN-13 barcodes.
- Meeting Industry Standards: These UPC EAN fonts meet all current
GS1, UCC, EAN, European EN 797 and IEC 15420:2000 specifications.
All symbols of this specification are in the fonts including
human readable characters and add-on symbols.
- Embeddable Functionality: The EAN and UPC fonts included with the
Developer License allow embedding into PDFs, Word documents and
- Non-Human Readable Fonts Provided: Fonts that exclude
the normal human readable characters are provided in this package
to support the printing of the
human readable variation implementation.
- Multiple Font Formats Provided:
- TrueType fonts are supplied in PC and Macintosh format.
The TrueType TTF fonts are compatible with Macintosh OS X and
all versions of Microsoft Windows, including
Pocket PC. Macintosh formatted MTT TrueType fonts are compatible
with Macintosh System 7.1 and above.
- OpenType OTF fonts with PostScript outlines are provided.
These are compatible with Windows®, Macintosh OS X and other
systems supporting OpenType.
- PostScript Type 1 fonts are supplied in binary, ASCII and
- PCL LaserJet soft fonts are also included with this package
in 12, 16, 20 and 28 points.
- The Developer License grants the right to convert IDAutomation's
fonts to other formats as necessary including TrueDoc and OpenType.
- For the most up-to-date installation procedures for Macintosh,
UNIX and other operating systems, please visit the
Technical Support page.
- Data Sheet & Implementation Examples: For more technical
information about the fonts such as character set detail and calculating
the check character, please review the
Font Data Sheet.
UPC and EAN Font Package Overview
IDAutomation's UPC/EAN Barcode Font Advantage Package is an advanced
font product with tools, macros and source code that uses a single font
file to create UCC-12, UPCA, UPCE, EAN8, EAN13, JAN, ISBN and Bookland
barcodes. The fonts meet ANSI, ISO and IEC 2000 specifications (ISO
To create proper UPC and EAN barcode types, the characters printed
must be selected from the tables defined in the
barcode font data sheet. For easy integration into applications,
IDAutomation provides several
font encoder tools that
are free to use with this product. The font tools automatically format
the characters to the barcode font. When it is only necessary to create
a single barcode, consider using the
Online Font Encoder.
If the font tools cannot be utilized consider one of IDAutomation’s other
or barcode label
UPC, UCC, EAN, JAN, ISBN, Bookland, GTIN-8, GTIN-12 and GTIN-13 barcodes
may all be generated from IDAutomation's UPC/EAN Barcode Font Advantage
Package with the exception of EAN-14, UCC-128 and EAN-128 which are created
using code 128 barcode
fonts. The primary purpose for these barcodes is to uniquely identify
a product and manufacturer for retail checkout and tracking purposes.
Specifications | Data Sheet |
Barcode Standards Related to UPC and EAN
- Add-on Barcodes: An additional barcode may be created
just to the right of the symbol to encode additional information.
These barcodes are either 2 or 5 digits in length.
- EAN Code: The European Article Numbering system
consists of 13 numbers in EAN-13. EAN-8 consists of 8 digits
for small packages. EAN-14 is a type created with the
or Code 128
barcode and is not included in this package.
- ISBN and Bookland: The EAN-13 barcode for a book or
periodical is generated from the ISBN number assigned to it. When
encoding ISBN in an EAN-13 barcode, the ISBN is preceded
by the number 978 and the ISBN check digit is not used. When the
ISBN number is encoded in the EAN-13 barcode in this way, it is
often referred to as Bookland. For more information, please
review the ISBN and
Bookland Barcode Tutorial.
- GTIN: The
Global Trade Item Number is used to identify any item
that is traded.
- JAN: JAN barcodes are the same as the EAN codes, except
the first two characters are set to "49".
- UCC: The Universal
Code Council creates standards for multi-industry product identification.
UCC12 is another name for the UPC-A standard. The UCC barcode is
now referred to as GS1.
- UPC: The Universal Product Code (UPC) barcode has been
used in the retail industry in the U.S. and Canada since 1973. UPC-A
consists of 12 numbers and UPC-E consists of 12 numbers that are
compressed into 8 numbers for small packages.
- GS1-128: Formerly UCC128 or EAN128, this barcode type
is created with
and is not included in this package.