We are specialised in making barcodes in the form of .eps (postscript) files. We offer EAN13, UPC-A and ISBN barcodes. These three types of barcode always contain 30 bars, hence the name of this site.

There are manny different types of barcodes in this world. To choose the correct one in each situation requires some understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each kind. Each type of barcode has it's own features making it particularly suitable for certain applications. If your choice of barcode is already made by 'the other guys' then please note that they will probably also determine the dimensions (size, height) and the colours that are to be used (probably black).
We will start by giving a brief overview of the different barcodes available here.

UPC-A (free sample available)

UPC stands for Universal Product Code. This barcode is usered in the USA and Canada to identify products is stores. This is what the supermarket scans at the cash register. UPC here is (1) the number that uniquely identifies the product and (2) the way this number is rendered as a barcode.

Characteristics:
Characters allowed: 0123456789
Length: 12 digits (not more, not less)
Accuracy: Very good (due to te nature of the beast and the checksum character scanning errors are always detected)

EAN13

To have an EAN13 barcode made click here. (free sample available)

EAN stands for European Article Numbering. Although originally European this scheme is now used all over the world (except the US...) to identify products is stores. This is what the supermarket scans at the cash register. EAN here is (1) the number that uniquely identifies the product and (2) the way this number is rendered as a barcode. The EAN13 barcode is derived from the UPC barcode in such a clever way that a UPC barcode can be read as if it is EAN barcode. The 12 digit UPC code when read as a EAN13 will show up as a zero followed by the 12 digits from the UPC thus giving the expected 13 digits. The EAN numbering scheme starts with a country-code. The country-code for the USA and Canada is zero so quite magically if an American UPC code gets scanned in Europe it will pass as a perfectly good EAN13 code and the country of origin will show up as UAS/Canada.

Characteristics:
Characters allowed: 0123456789
Length: 13 digits (not more, not less)
Accuracy: Very good (due to te nature of the beast and the checksum character scanning errors are always detected)

ISBN

To have an ISBN-EAN13 barcode made click here. (free sample available)

An ISBN barcode is actually an EAN13 barcode that contains a particular number calculated form the ISBN number.