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EAN

 

European Article Number

EAN has been replaced since 2009 by the name GTIN (Global Trade Identification Number) synonymous with 8- and 13-digit bar code.

The EAN or better: GTIN numbers contain the issuing country and a reference to the manufacturer as well as a serial product number and a check digit. The numbers are assigned worldwide by GS1.

The Proof GmbH is a member of GS1.

An article with tips for creating GTIN numbers for graphic designers can be found here. (German)

 

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About Matthias Betz

Born in 1970. Owner and CEO of Proof GmbH in Tübingen. Since the 1990s, Matthias is dealing with color management, proofing, standardized lightning technology, color-consistent work and soft proofing. He is a certified PDFX-ready Expert (X-1a and X-4) and a member of the examination board for media design at IHK Reutlingen. Proof GmbH is the first worldwide company certified for PSOCoatedV3 and PSOUncoatedV3 Contract Proofing.

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