EAN 8

EAN 8 Barcode generator

An EAN-8 s a barcode composed of 8 digits, derived from the longer European Article Number (EAN-13) code.
Labeljoy is useful for generating barcode ean 8, which take up little space, this allows you to print small labels to stick to products with reduced surfaces, such as: cigarettes, pencils, and chewing gum packets.

It’s composed of:

  • 2- or 3-digit GS1 prefix (which is assigned to each national GS1 authority).
  • 5- or 4-digit item reference element depending on the length of the GS1 prefix.
  • checksum digit.

These are formatted as 0xxx xxxx or 2xxx xxxx.

EAN-8 symbol

EAN-8 symbol

How to generate EAN 8 Barcode

Labeljoy EAN 8 barcode generator requires you to enter 7 digits to generate the EAN-8 barcode.
Enter the 7 digits in the text box and clic Preview: Labeljoy will show you if the Encoding for Ean-8 code is OK.
The 8th digit (or check digit) is automatically calculated.

CODE 8 Symbology in Labeljoy

EAN-8 barcodes can also encode 2 or 5 additional digits. Enter the additional digits in the right text box.

EAN-8 2-digit

EAN-8 with a 2-digit add-on

EAN-8 5-digit

EAN-8 with a 5-digit add-on

Text concatenation:
When an EAN-8 barcode element is generated by concatenating fields or counters, the following rules apply:

  • For the main barcode, only the first 7 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-8 text above the symbol

EAN-8 with text above the symbol

EAN-8 hidden text

EAN-8 with hidden text

Enter 7 numbers in Labeljoy to generate the barcode. The 8th digit (or control digit) is automatically calculated.