EAN 13

EAN 13 barcode generator

With Labeljoy software you can generate EAN 13 barcode for your business. 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 can also be used to encode 13-digit Restricted Circulation Numbers (RCN-13) codes used to identify private label products sold only in own 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 calculated automatically..

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:
If an EAN 13 barcode element is generated by linking 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.

If a value is found that does not comply with the above rules, the barcode will not be displayed.

The visually readable text can also be displayed 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