help needed - barcode type for vinyl releases.

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  1. duttymonster

    duttymonster deep in the jungle

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    does any one know the barcode type for 12" record releases?

    eg. UPC - A // EAN -13 etc

    also if anyone knows a reliable barcode generator online
    that kicks out EPS files, link me up.

    thanks in advance.

    DM
     
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    EAN/UPC normally, these are used for releases. What do you need one for?
     
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    duttymonster deep in the jungle

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    yeah, but these are two different formats and each one has lots of variations.

    i have a 13 digit barcode number, so i would guess it's UPC-13, but i don't want to be responsible for
    getting it wrong!

    i'm helping a label with a release and basically no-one knows what they are doing when it comes to
    the barcoding, not even the label management company :rolleyes:

    but for me as a designer, it would also be beneficial for me to be able to produce them for the future.
     
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    Normally its the distribution end that sorts out the barcoding. Well in my previous experiences any way. Where are you intending to put the code? I just buy a code thru my distro.
     
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    duttymonster deep in the jungle

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    it's a full vinyl release, so the code needs to be on the artwork.

    i believe the printers are adding the barcode now, but if they put
    it out of line with my design i will be furious!

    lol.