955 Barcode Number Prefix

A barcode beginning with the “955” prefix indicates the number was issued by the Malaysian branch of the Global Standards Body (GS1). A “955” prefix however does not indicate the product as being of Malaysian origin or “Made in Malaysia”. This is confirmed by GS1’s own documentation, see GS1 Australia’s Media Release or GS1 UK … Read more

ISSN – Barcodes for Magazines

Serialised publications such as Magazines and serial Journals require an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN). To obtain an ISSN for your serial publication visit the ISSN National Centre for Malaysia at https://www.pnm.gov.my/index.php/pages/view/26 to make an application. Once you have your ISSN number from the ISSN National Centre we can generate GS1 standard barcode images in … Read more

ISBN – Barcodes for Books

The standard retail EAN-13 & UPC-A Barcode numbers we supply are not suited for Books. Books require an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) using a range of numbers reserved especially for print publications. To obtain an ISBN for your publication in Malaysia you can apply at the National Library of Malaysia.  Visit https://www.pnm.gov.my/index.php/pages/view/18 Once you … Read more

ITF-14 Carton Codes

An ITF-14 Carton Code is a 14 digit barcode used on warehousing and logistics units.  Units using an ITF-14 barcode can contain multiple instances of the same product or mixed lots of assorted products. Some larger retailers and distributors will require ITF-14 carton codes in order to track your products through the supply chain. When … Read more

Difference between EAN and UPC barcodes – which to use on your product

Our standard barcode packages include both UPC-A (Universal Product Code) and EAN-13 (International Article Number) variants.   Our numbers originate with the Uniform Code Council (now GS1 US) with the EAN-13 version prefixed with either a “07” or “06”.  This means our barcodes can be read as either; a 12 digit UPC-A when dropping the leading … Read more