Identify Products with Custom Barcode Labels
Barcode digits are unique product identifiers that allow manufacturers and retailers to quickly communicate product information between each other and internal departments.
Different Types of Barcodes
There are different types of barcodes you can use but the most common U.S. barcode is UPC (Universal Product Code). To get any kind of UPC barcode, you must first obtain a unique GS1 Company Prefix by joining GS1.
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Things You Should Know
In order for your barcode labels to be read by a scanner, they must be printed in black or a single dark color because red and white colored barcodes won’t be read by the scanner. Barcodes must also be a minimum height of .625 (5/8ths) by 1.25 wide. You can get custom barcodes assigned to your product(s) by contacting GS1. Please note that each individual product, manufacturer and product type/quantity has a designated UPC. We also offer ‘blank die-cut thermal transfer’ or ‘direct thermal labels’ if you need to print your own consecutive numbered barcodes – perfect for keeping track of inventory.
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