Need barcodes? This easy-to-use form will get you printing and scanning barcodes in no time. Use this free generator to create barcodes for product identification, Lean logistics, inventory management, asset tracking, and more!

How to Use:

  1. Select your desired barcode type (symbology) from the drop-down menu. Code 128, the most common type, is set as the default.
  2. Enter in the text to be encoded into the barcode.
  3. Customize barcode height, margin, and the width of the spacing between the bars.
  4. Format the text (bold, italics, text height, alignment, and margin spacing).
  5. Download the barcode as PNG or SVG to print.

* Border only used to illustrate barcode margin.

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Choosing the right symbology:

  • Code 128: Derived from the ASCII 128-character set, this is the most common type of barcode in packaging and shipping operations. It allows users to optimize for barcode length while encoding numbers 0-9, a-z, A-Z, and some special characters.
  • EAN: As a superset of UPC codes, the European Article Numbering System is used specifically by libraries, universities, and booksellers and features 13-digt codes created from the ISBN of each book.
  • UPC: Originally created for grocery stores, universal product codes are 12-digit codes found on nearly every retail product sold today.
  • Code 39: Known as one of the oldest types of barcodes around, Code 39 is often used for electronic, healthcare and government. It allows users to use the same alphanumeric code as Code 128, but does not allow users to optimize length, limiting code options to the size of the label.
  • ITF: Meaning Interleaved 2 of 5, ITF is a numeric-only barcode in which every two digits are paired to create one symbol. This is common code use in warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing.
  • MSI: Based on the original Plessey Code symbology, MSI barcodes are numerically based, not self-checking, and used primarily for inventory or warehouse control.
  • Pharmacode: Also known as Pharmaceutical Binary Code, Pharmacode is used in the pharmaceutical industry to print secure barcodes that despite printing errors, will still provide the right encoded information. 

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