The table below contains examples of some of the many types of barcodes that we've printed on labels for products, inventory or assets. If you have specific questions about barcodes please contact us today!

Symbol Example Character Set Variable Length Discrete / Continuous Check Character Application
Code 39
USS-39
Code 39 USS-39 Barcode A Variable Discrete Optional In very wide use for many types of applications: Logmars, HIBCC
Code 128
USS-128
Code 128 USS-128 Barcode Subset A,B,C Variable
(Even # of Subset C)
Discrete Required Widely used; excellent for many applications
UPC-A UPC-A Barcode Numeric Only 12 Fixed
(11 data +1 check digit)
Continuous Required Retail product marketing in USA and Canada
UPC-E UPC-E Barcode Numeric Only 7 Fixed
(zero + 5 data +1 check digit)
Continuous Required Retail product marketing in USA and Canada; compressed for products with limited label space
EAN-13 EAN-13 Barcode Numeric Only 13 Fixed
(12 data +1 check digit)
Continuous Required Retail product marketing world-wide
EAN-8 EAN-8 Barcode Numeric Only 8 Fixed Continuous Required Retail product marketing in USA and Canada; compressed for products with limited label space
Interleaved
2 of 5
Interleaved 2 of 5 Barcode Numeric Only Variable
(Even # of Digits)
Discrete Optional Very compact; encodes digits in pairs–total length must be even numbers of digits
ISBN ISBN Barcode Numeric Only Variable
(Even # of Digits)
Discrete Optional Very compact; encodes digits in pairs–total length must be even numbers of digits