Code39 is an alphanumeric barcode, so it includes both numbers and letters. This code enables encoding 43 alphanumeric signs (capital letters from A to Z, numbers, special characters: -, ., space, $, /, +, %).
This standard can be read by almost every barcode reader.
Notice: If you have many products and over 1000 sizes in the administration panel, while printing barcode labels you should use the Code39 standard which can support a considerably greater number of characters than EAN-13. Thus, you can generate product barcodes even If your administration panel includes thousands of products in many sizes.
EAN-13 is a numeric barcode, so it should include numbers only. Up to 12 numbers can be encoded with this standard (the last one, the thirteenth number is a so-called control number). EAN-13 is used mainly for package labeling. EAN-13 version is also used for coding ISBN and ISSN numbers which can be found on book and magazine covers.
This code standard requires a relatively high print precision. Thus, it can not be used with low-quality paper (e.g. cardboard) and requires good-quality printers.
Remember that EAN-13 enables using 12 numbers only – the last, thirteenth number is a control sum
In order for the variable responsible for generating an EAN-13 barcode to work properly, the product must include:
E.g. IAI code is "1".
Notice: Currently generating EAN-13 standard codes works only for IAI codes.
Do not use EAN-13 if your product codes include both numbers and letters.We do not recommend using EAN-13 standard for printing barcodes for product labels, because it enables saving numbers only.
Thus, we recommend using Code39 standards, which enables encoding capital letters from A to Z, numbers, special characters: -, ., space, $, /, +, %