EAN 13

EAN 13 barcode generator

With Labeljoy software you can generate EAN 13 barcode for your store. The barcode Ean 13 represents a code of 13 characters, the last of which is the check digit. This barcode, subject to the specific EAN (European Article Number), is a code used mainly in retail.

EAN-13 codes generator may also be used to encode RCN-13s (13-digit Restricted Circulation Numbers) used to identify own-brand products sold only in their stores. These are formatted as 20xxxxxxxxxxx to 29xxxxxxxxxxx.

How to generate EAN 13 symbol

EAN-13 barcode

EAN-13 symbol

Labeljoy requires you to enter 12 digits to generate the barcode.
Enter the 12 digits in the text box and click “Preview” to know if the Encoding of Ean 13 is OK.
The 13th digit (or check digit) is automatically calculated.

EAN 13 specification

EAN-13 barcodes created with Labeljoy can also encode 2 or 5 additional digits. Enter the additional digits in the right text box.

EAN-13 with a 2-digit

EAN-13 with a 2-digit add-on

EAN-13 with a 5-digit

EAN-13 with a 5-digit add-on

Text concatenation:
When an EAN-13 barcode element is generated by concatenating fields or counters, the following rules apply:

  • For the main barcode, only the first 12 digits found will be considered.
  • For the add on, a dash (-) separator is required followed by 2 or 5 digits.

When a value not complying with the above rules is found, the barcode is not displayed.

The human readable text can also be shown above the symbol or hidden according to the setting specified in the Text combo box.

EAN-13 code with text above

EAN-13 with text above the symbol

EAN-13 with hidden text

EAN-13 with hidden text