- Generate GS1 UPC and EAN barcodes from a single font for UPC-A, UCC-12, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, GTIN, JAN, Bookland and ISBN standards in human-readable and non-human readable formats.
- The IDAutomation EAN and UPC font produces high-quality grade A barcodes, even on low-resolution printers.
- Includes examples for FileMaker, OpenOffice, Microsoft® Word, Excel, Access and SAP Crystal Reports.
- Five different sizes are provided for added flexibility.
- Multiple font types are included in the package, such as Digitally Signed TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and PCL fonts.
- Compatible with 32 and 64-bit Windows®, Mac® OS, Unix, Linux and mobile devices including iOS, Android and .NET Compact Framework.
- UPC and EAN fonts require special formatting so that the barcode will be properly generated when the font is applied. Over 30 royalty-free font encoders are provided for this purpose, including a stand-alone Font Encoder Software Application.
- The following are included with a purchase of the Developer License or above:
- Source code in C# and VB.NET compatible with .NET Standard, Core and Framework.
- Web Fonts in WOFF, EOT and SVG formats to easily display barcodes in any web browser.
- Silent installation executable with source scripts to create custom installations.
- Custom modifications, distribution rights and other benefits as outlined in the license chart.
- Refer to Section 1 of the License Agreement to determine the correct license needed and the chart below to see what is included with each license.
- All orders include automatic registration and lifetime Level 1 support and include one incident of Level 2 support for a period of 60 days. Level 2 support and upgrades may be provided beyond 60 days if the Level 2 Support and Upgrade Subscription is purchased when making the order.
- Refer to the GS1 UPC/EAN Font Advantage User Manual for tutorials and implementation suggestions.
- Purchase risk-free; this product is provided with a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee.
- An evaluation version is also available by download for testing purposes. The evaluation version must be removed before installing the purchased version.
- The applicable Small or Mid-Size Company Agreement must be completed first in order to receive the discount code.
Details of the GS1 UPC/EAN Barcode Font Package
Implementing solutions with IDAutomation fonts provides a high level of scalability with operating system, application and printer independence. Learn more about the quality of IDAutomation fonts. This package contains 5 different font heights in several formats along with font encoders, macros and source code to assist with application integration. The latest version of the EAN and UPC fonts includes new technology that allows extremely high-quality barcode printing.
IDAutomation's UPC EAN fonts meet all current GS1, GTIN, 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.
Advanced Font Encoding:
IDAutomation's implementation of UPC and EAN symbologies allow a single 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 allow cross-platform support between Unix, Mac and Windows® systems in any locale or language.
- 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.
Encoding Tools Provided:
For easy integration into applications, several font encoder tools are provided that are free to use with this package.
- Primary User Font Encoders: (Complete List)
- Developer Font Encoders: (included in Developer License and above)
Data Sheet & Implementation Examples: For more technical information about the fonts such as character set detail and calculating the check character, please review the UPC/EAN Font Data Sheet.
"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, NM
Multiple Versions Provided:
Five Heights Provided:
- Fonts with "XS" and "XXS" in the name have been primarily used on jewelry tags, depending on the size of the tag being used.
- 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.
- Non-Human Readable Fonts that exclude the normal human-readable characters are provided in this package to support the printing of the human readable variation implementation.
Included with the purchase of a Developer License:
- With a purchase of the Developer License or above, Web Fonts are included in WOFF, EOT and SVG formats to easily display barcodes in any web browser.
- Silent installation executable with source scripts to create custom installations.
- The EAN and UPC fonts included with the Developer License allow embedding into PDFs, Word documents and others.
GS1 UPC and EAN Font Package Overview
IDAutomation's UPC/EAN Barcode Font Advantage Package is an advanced font product with encoders, macros and source code that uses a single font file to create UCC-12, UPCA, UPCE, EAN8, EAN13, JAN, ISBN, Bookland, and GTIN barcodes. The fonts meet ANSI, ISO and IEC 2000 specifications (ISO 15420:2000).
To create proper UPC and EAN barcode types, the characters printed must be selected from the tables defined in the UPC/EAN barcode font datasheet. For easy integration into applications, IDAutomation provides several font encoders that are free to use with this product. The font encoders 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 encoders cannot be utilized consider one of IDAutomation's other barcode components, image generators or barcode label software.
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.
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 ITF 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 merged with EAN International to become an official member of GS1.org that 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 by the Code 128 font and is not included in this package.