Vietnam: Requirements for EAN-13 barcodes into which ISBNs are encoded

On August 01, 2016, the Circular No. 05/2016/TT-BTTTT of the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam on management and use of International Standard Books Number will come into force.

Yêu cầu kỹ thuật đối với mã số EAN-13 khi tích hợp với mã số ISBN

According to Article 8 of the Circular No. 05/2016/TT-BTTTT of the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam, requirements for EAN-13 barcodes into which ISBNs are encoded are as follows:

Size:

- The standard size of the barcode is 22.85 x 31.35 mm. If the barcode height is reduced, it must be identified by barcode readers;

- If the barcode placement is narrow both two dimensions, it may be reduced provided that the reduced size is not smaller than 80% of the original size;

- In case of magnification of barcode, the magnified size is not greater than 200% of the original size.

The minimum left space of an ISBN is 3.63 mm; the minimum right space of an ISBN is 2.31 mm.

Color:

- The standard barcode shall be printed in black on a white background. In addition, a barcode may be printed in deep blue or deep brown. The barcode is not printed in yellow, green or red. The barcode shall be printed in single color; overprinting colors or “t’ram” printing is unacceptable;

- The background of a standard barcode is white. Besides, the background is yellow, orange or light pink is acceptable.

View more details at the Circular No. 05/2016/TT-BTTTT of the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam, issued on March 01, 2016.

Le Vy

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