Barcode Dimensions

 

If you are printing your barcodes onto your product packaging (or sticky labels), please pay attention to the official barcode dimensions – the barcode standards are shown below.
NOTE – the height and width of the barcode can be varied independently e.g. you could have barcode dimensions of 120% width and 90% height if you wish.

Barcodes can be purchased here – these are sent through with the barcode dimensions of the images as close to 100% magnification as possible.

 

EAN-13 Barcode Dimensions (at 100% magnification):

 

Barcode Magnification Specifications:

The specified magnification range for an EAN-13 Bar Code Symbol being scanned at retail POS 80% – 200% (X-dimension 0.26mm-0.66mm).

Magnification

X-dimension

Bar Width

Bar Height

Left Quiet Zone

Right Quiet Zone

80%

0.26

25.08

18.28

2.90

1.85

85%

0.28

26.65

19.42

3.09

1.96

90%

0.30

28.22

20.57

3.27

2.08

95%

0.31

29.78

21.71

3.45

2.19

100%

0.33

31.35

22.85

3.63

2.31

105%

0.35

32.92

23.99

3.81

2.43

110%

0.36

34.49

25.14

3.99

2.54

115%

0.38

36.05

26.28

4.17

2.66

120%

0.40

37.62

27.42

4.36

2.77

125%

0.41

39.19

28.56

4.54

2.89

130%

0.43

40.76

29.71

4.72

3.00

135%

0.45

42.32

30.85

4.90

3.12

140%

0.46

43.89

31.99

5.08

3.23

145%

0.48

45.46

33.13

5.26

3.35

150%

0.50

47.03

34.28

5.45

3.47

155%

0.51

48.59

35.42

5.63

3.58

160%

0.53

50.16

36.56

5.81

3.70

165%

0.54

51.73

37.70

5.99

3.81

170%

0.56

53.30

38.85

6.17

3.93

175%

0.58

54.86

39.99

6.35

4.04

180%

0.59

56.43

41.13

6.53

4.16

185%

0.61

58.00

42.27

6.72

4.27

190%

0.63

59.57

43.42

6.90

4.39

195%

0.64

61.13

44.56

7.08

4.50

200%

0.66

62.70

45.70

7.26

4.62

Width = the width of the bars only (does not include the blank margins on the left and right sides of the bars (the Quiet Zones)

Bar Height = the height of the bars only (does not include the barcode number that must be printed underneath)

Quiet Zone = the blank margins on the left and right sides of the barcode. Many barcode images have a > on the right hand side after the numbers – this is optional, but is used to give a visual indication of the right side quiet zone that is needed.

Note: If a product is being read by automated scanning processes (in a General Distribution situation), the barcode dimensions magnification range is 150% to 200%.


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