Is it a requirement that you use EAN? If not, then the bar code format makes no difference on YOUR in-store labels. Manufacturer's requirements are different.
Your bar code format selection criteria is;
1) The size of the label you want to print on,
2) The number of digits in the ILC,
3) Whether you use letters and/or special characters in the ILC
4) What your bar code scanner can read
Try the Code 128B or 3 of 9 for the most compatibility, but not necessarily the most efficient or smallest printed.
For more info about bar code technology , read the Wiki http://tinyurl.com/otgd5
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am using SO 2.0 SP1. I need to setup some products with EAN13 barcode
<BR>format. We are contemplating to use GS1 registered barcodes.<BR><BR>I was
wondering if anybody is using EAN barcodes and if there are any <BR>"gotchas"
I should look out for.<BR><BR>I would probably use a 12-digit product number,
which would be good enough <BR>for our purpose. Or is there any advantage to
use a 13-digit number?<BR><BR>I also tried to print some EAN13 labels but did
not find a template that <BR>prints the item code right underneath the
barcode, kind of embedded in the <BR>barcode. Is that a special template that
need to be used? I check on <BR>customer source but there are no price label
templates at all. If possible I <BR>would like to print them on my laser
printer right out of RMS.<BR><BR>Thanks in advance for any comments or