Your favorite sub-$100 barcode generating software

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    I need to generate 5–7 Bookland EAN barcodes per year in .eps format to send to my book cover designers.

    My predecessor here at our small research center used http://www.barcode-us.com and paid $10 for each barcode, which I have been doing as well. It never occurred to me that I could do it myself with a program or plug-in.

    Looking through the forums I can see that there are at least a couple of InDesign plug-ins that can nicely do the job–but for my volume of books, I can’t really argue that we’ll save money by getting a $249 or even $100 plug-in instead of paying $10 a shot.

    So are there any sub-$100 Mac-compatible barcode-generating applications out there that you use and like?

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    Eugene Tyson
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    There’s quite a few free online generators.

    http://www.terryburton.co.uk/barcodewriter/generator/

    Bit of trial and error but they work.

    To be honest – I get my printers to generate the barcode and attach it onto the artwork, I supply the Indesign files. They insert the barcode.

    They also do it for free, which is very cool.

    Check with your print vendor. If you’re doing a lot of work with them they can be persuaded!

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