EAN-13 Barcode Dimensions
If you are printing your barcodes onto your product’s packaging (or labels), please pay attention to the official barcode dimensions – the barcode standards are shown below.
NOTE – the height and width of the barcode can be varied independently, e.g. you could have barcode dimensions of 120% width and 90% height if you wish.
Barcodes can be purchased here – these are sent to you with the barcode dimensions of the images as close to 100% magnification as possible.
Dimensions (at 100% magnification):
Barcode Magnification Specifications:
The specified magnification range for an EAN-13 Bar Code Symbol being scanned at retail POS is 80% – 200% (X-dimension 0.26 mm-0.66 mm).
Dimensions (All measurements in millimetres)
|Magnification||X-dimension||Width||Bar height||Left Quiet Zone||Right Quiet Zone|
“Width“ = the width of the bars only (does not include the blank margins on the left and right sides of the bars (the Quiet Zones)
“Bar Height“ = the height of the bars only (does not include the barcode number that must be printed underneath)
“Quiet Zone“ = the blank margins on the left and right sides of the barcode. Many barcode images have a > on the right-hand side after the numbers – this is optional but is used to give a visual indication of the right-side quiet zone needed.
Note: If a product is being read by automated scanning processes (in a General Distribution situation), the barcode dimensions magnification range is 150% to 200%.
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