Description of GTIN-8, EAN-8

GTIN-8, EAN-8EAN-8 is derived from the longer International Article Number (EAN-13) code. It was introduced for use on small packages where an EAN-13 barcode would be too large.

EAN-8 barcodes may be used to encode GTIN-8 (8-digit Global Trade Identification Numbers) which are product identifiers from the GS1 System. A GTIN-8 begins with a GS1 prefix followed by a item reference element and a checksum digit.
  • GS1-Prefix - 3 digits
  • 4 digits: article identification.
  • The remaining last digit is the check digit. ActiveBarcode calculates this check digit for you.

RCN-8 (8-digit Restricted Circulation Numbers)

RCN-8 (8-digit Restricted Circulation Numbers)RCN-8 (8-digit Restricted Circulation Numbers), formerly known as EAN-Velocity, is a special form of the EAN-8 as it always starts with a 0 or 2 followed by six numbers and the check digit. This code can be used to identify and sell own-brand products that do not have an assigned EAN-13 or EAN-8 code. To encode a number with less than 6 digits, fill with zeros.

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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