EAN 8 Barcode generator
An EAN 8 is a barcode derived from the longer European article number code (EAN-13).
It was introduced for use on small packages for which an EAN 13 barcode would be too long; for example on cigarette packets, pencils or chewing gum packages.
An EAN 8 barcode consists of:
- 2- or 3-digit GS1 prefix (assigned to each national GS1 authority).
- 4- or 5-digit reference element depending on the length of the GS1 prefix.
- check digit.
The numbers are formatted as: 0xxx xxxx or 2xxx xxxx.
Creation of an 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.
If an EAN 8 barcode is generated by linking 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
If a value is found that does not comply with the above rules, the barcode will not be displayed.
Enter 7 numbers in Labeljoy to generate the barcode. The 8th digit (or control digit) is automatically calculated.