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One-dimensional (1D) barcodes

Used exclusively in general distribution and logistics

GS1-128 and ITF-14 are highly versatile 1D barcodes that enable items to be tracked through global supply chains. The GS1-128 barcode can carry any of the GS1 ID keys, plus information like serial numbers, expiration dates and more.

The ITF-14 barcode can only hold the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) and is suitable for printing on corrugated materials.

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Types of 1D barcodes

ITF-14    ITF 14
  • Symbol ID: ]I1
  • Capacity: 14 numeric
  • Supports GTIN
  • Does not support attributes

  • GS1-128 GS1 128
  • Symbol ID: ]C1
  • Capacity: 48
    Alphanumeric capacity
    (per symbol, multiple
    symbols may be used)
  • Supports all GS1 keys
  • Does support attributes

  • Standards

    GS1 General Specifications

    You will find relevant application standards and guidelines listed below:

    All sectors

    GS1 Human Readable Interpretation (HRI) Guideline

    RFID Barcode Interoperability Guideline

    GS1 General Specifications

    Transport & Logistics

    GS1 Logistics Label Guideline


    GS1 Symbol placement examples for clothing and fashion accessories 


    GS1 AIDC healthcare guideline

    Barcoding Plasma Derivatives