ISBN and ISSN – Barcodes for Books and Magazines

The EAN-13 and UPC-A Barcodes we supply are not suited for printed publications such as books and Magazines. Books use the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) format.  ISBNs are numbers exclusively reserved by the ISBN agency for printed publications.  To apply for an ISBN for your book please visit https://nielsenbook.co.uk/isbn-agency/ Magazines, journals and newspapers use the International … Read more ISBN and ISSN – Barcodes for Books and Magazines

EAN-13 & UPC-A barcodes – which format to use on your products

We supply both the 13 digit superset EAN-13 (European Article Number) and 12 digit subset UPC-A (Universal Product Code) with every standard order.  Each format is numerically and visually identical and both are recognised by retail scanners globally.  Historically the UPC-A format is used in the United States and Canada (North America) while the rest … Read more EAN-13 & UPC-A barcodes – which format to use on your products