Using EAN barcodes

I am using SO 2.0 SP1. I need to setup some products with EAN13 barcode format. We are contemplating to use GS1 registered barcodes.
I was wondering if anybody is using EAN barcodes and if there are any "gotchas" I should look out for.
I would probably use a 12-digit product number, which would be good enough for our purpose. Or is there any advantage to use a 13-digit number?
I also tried to print some EAN13 labels but did not find a template that prints the item code right underneath the barcode, kind of embedded in the barcode. Is that a special template that need to be used? I check on customer source but there are no price label templates at all. If possible I would like to print them on my laser printer right out of RMS.
Thanks in advance for any comments or feedback.
Reply to
Gerd
Dear Gerd, EAN13 is standard barcode, which use 13 digits = 12 Code_digits + 1 Control_Summ_digit. If you will use EAN13, you can use all 13 digits and barcode-srift for this.
Reply to
RedFoxUA
I tried with a 12 and 13 digit item numbers but the number is not printed in the barcode.
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Gerd
I am using SO 2.0 SP1. I need to setup some products with EAN13 barcode format. We are contemplating to use GS1 registered barcodes.
I was wondering if anybody is using EAN barcodes and if there are any "gotchas" I should look out for.
I would probably use a 12-digit product number, which would be good enough for our purpose. Or is there any advantage to use a 13-digit number?
I also tried to print some EAN13 labels but did not find a template that prints the item code right underneath the barcode, kind of embedded in the barcode. Is that a special template that need to be used? I check on customer source but there are no price label templates at all. If possible I would like to print them on my laser printer right out of RMS.
Thanks in advance for any comments or feedback.
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cptsoft
I am using SO 2.0 SP1. I need to setup some products with EAN13 barcode format. We are contemplating to use GS1 registered barcodes.
I was wondering if anybody is using EAN barcodes and if there are any "gotchas" I should look out for.
I would probably use a 12-digit product number, which would be good enough for our purpose. Or is there any advantage to use a 13-digit number?
I also tried to print some EAN13 labels but did not find a template that prints the item code right underneath the barcode, kind of embedded in the barcode. Is that a special template that need to be used? I check on customer source but there are no price label templates at all. If possible I would like to print them on my laser printer right out of RMS.
Thanks in advance for any comments or feedback.
Reply to
Gerd
If your doing weigh scale then the scale system should be able to handle the UPC label making. If not we maybe able to help with our GWARE Advance and external printer technology. Contact us at snipped-for-privacy@step2000.net. We also have a RMS import tool to allow tight integration between the applications.
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in> message href="news: snipped-for-privacy@microsoft.com">news> : snipped-for-privacy@microsoft.com...I > am using SO 2.0 SP1. I need to setup some products with EAN13> barcode format. We are contemplating to use GS1 registered> barcodes.I was wondering if anybody is using EAN barcodes> and if there are any "gotchas" I should look out for.I> would probably use a 12-digit product number, which would be good> enough for our purpose. Or is there any advantage to use a> 13-digit number?I also tried to print some EAN13 labels> but did not find a template that prints the item code right > underneath the barcode, kind of embedded in the barcode. Is> that a special template that need to be used? I check on> customer source but there are no price label templates at all.> If possible I would like to print them on my laser printer> right out of RMS.Thanks in advance for any comments or> feedback.
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STEP2000
I am using SO 2.0 SP1. I need to setup some products with EAN13 barcode format. We are contemplating to use GS1 registered barcodes.
I was wondering if anybody is using EAN barcodes and if there are any "gotchas" I should look out for.
I would probably use a 12-digit product number, which would be good enough for our purpose. Or is there any advantage to use a 13-digit number?
I also tried to print some EAN13 labels but did not find a template that prints the item code right underneath the barcode, kind of embedded in the barcode. Is that a special template that need to be used? I check on customer source but there are no price label templates at all. If possible I would like to print them on my laser printer right out of RMS.
Thanks in advance for any comments or feedback.
Reply to
cptsoft
A word of warning.
If you are contemplating printing these GS1 barcodes for your customers then you will need to make sure they are printed correctly. Using another code type other than EAN will mean that they are not printed to GS1 standards and may well be rejected or simply not work with your customers. this tutorial may help you understand this a bit more. There is also a link inside the tutorial for the GS1 standards.
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code39man
Even if you put the ILC field on your label if the object box is too small( too short or too narrow both could stop it from showing)
Barry
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Barry L
I am using SO 2.0 SP1. I need to setup some products with EAN13 barcode format. We are contemplating to use GS1 registered barcodes.
I was wondering if anybody is using EAN barcodes and if there are any "gotchas" I should look out for.
I would probably use a 12-digit product number, which would be good enough for our purpose. Or is there any advantage to use a 13-digit number?
I also tried to print some EAN13 labels but did not find a template that prints the item code right underneath the barcode, kind of embedded in the barcode. Is that a special template that need to be used? I check on customer source but there are no price label templates at all. If possible I would like to print them on my laser printer right out of RMS.
Thanks in advance for any comments or feedback.
Reply to
Gerd
I am using SO 2.0 SP1. I need to setup some products with EAN13 barcode format. We are contemplating to use GS1 registered barcodes.
I was wondering if anybody is using EAN barcodes and if there are any "gotchas" I should look out for.
I would probably use a 12-digit product number, which would be good enough for our purpose. Or is there any advantage to use a 13-digit number?
I also tried to print some EAN13 labels but did not find a template that prints the item code right underneath the barcode, kind of embedded in the barcode. Is that a special template that need to be used? I check on customer source but there are no price label templates at all. If possible I would like to print them on my laser printer right out of RMS.
Thanks in advance for any comments or feedback.
Reply to
cptsoft
I am using SO 2.0 SP1. I need to setup some products with EAN13 barcode format. We are contemplating to use GS1 registered barcodes.
I was wondering if anybody is using EAN barcodes and if there are any "gotchas" I should look out for.
I would probably use a 12-digit product number, which would be good enough for our purpose. Or is there any advantage to use a 13-digit number?
I also tried to print some EAN13 labels but did not find a template that prints the item code right underneath the barcode, kind of embedded in the barcode. Is that a special template that need to be used? I check on customer source but there are no price label templates at all. If possible I would like to print them on my laser printer right out of RMS.
Thanks in advance for any comments or feedback.
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Gerd

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