Description of EAN-8, GTIN-8

EAN-8, GTIN-8EAN 8 is the short form of EAN-13. This code is only used if the article is too small for an EAN-13 code. The restrictions for this are very hard. An EAN-8 will only be granted if a EAN-13 will uses more than 25% of the front space of the article.
An EAN-8 always has 8 digits:
  • 3 digits prefix
  • 4 digits: article identification.
  • 1 check digit.


Technical data

Valid characters: 0123456789
Length: 8
Check digit: Calculated according to Modulo 10
ActiveBarcode calculates the check digit automatically.
Type#: EAN-8 - #02 - CODEEAN8
GTIN-8 - #109 - CODEGTIN8