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.

ITF-14 generated by Barcode Savers

When a Carton contains a quantity of the same product the ITF-14’s reference number will correspond to the EAN-13’s product code on the actual product.  When a Carton contains a mixed lot of various products a new product number is assigned to represent the mixed lot.

Packaging Level Indicator – The packaging level indicator is the first digit of the ITF-14 code.  The packaging level number can range from 0 – 8 (9 cannot be used).  Standard orders of ITF-14 numbers use the packaging indicator (1).

If you have purchased an EAN-13 barcode package and require corresponding  ITF-14 Carton Codes please email us at  with your order reference or receipt number.  If you require a packaging level indicator other than “1” or have any other special requirement you can include this information in your mail.

Important !

ITF-14s can not be used at point of sale.
EAN-13s can not be used in place of an ITF-14.

ISBN & ISSN- Barcodes for Books and Magazines

The standard EAN-13 and UPC-A Barcode numbers we supply are not suited for Books & Magazines.

Books require an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) using a range of numbers reserved especially for print publications.

To obtain an ISBN in India please visit

For magazines an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is required.  You can obtain one from the ISSN National Centre, India

Once you have your ISBN or ISSN numbers you’ll need to have an image generated as an EAN-13 code (or ISBN/ISSN + 2). This is so you can include the barcode on your publication’s cover artwork file. Properly formatted ISBN 13 images display the human readable text above and below the code.  We can assist you with generating correctly formatted ISBN and ISSN code images for your publication.  Simply email us at with your ISBN or ISSN number and we can arrange a quote and Special Order.

Example of an ISBN barcode image supplied by Barcode Savers. JPEG format at 600 DPI.