Barcode labels are unique product identifiers that allow manufacturers and retailers to quickly communicate product information between each other and internal departments.
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.
Please click here for more detailed information on GS1 and UPCs.
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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All labels and packaging pictured were printed by Consolidated Label and do not represent the finished product of the customer.