Product Labels, Sublocation and Barcode Printing Solution
Create unique print-ready barcodes (UPC, EAN, and SKU) for product labeling, inventory control, shipping, and more.
You can easily generate and print your own barcode with software, but you must get it registered with legal authorities.
If you make barcode labels yourself or sell private-label products under your brand, register your product with GS1 to get Universal Product Codes. Universal Product Codes are globally recognized codes. They are compatible with most point-of-sale (POS) systems, easy to acquire, and recognizable.
It’s really easy to print your barcode labels. There are a few tips you can use to make sure your barcode labels are the best that they can be.
Barcodes are machine-scan able and readable symbols that represent product codes such as UPCs and SKUs. Product codes refer to the numeric and symbolic sequences that are assigned to something when it needs to be numbered.
There are two major types of product codes you should know about: UPCs (Universal Product Codes) and SKUs (internal stock-keeping units).
|Types of Product Codes||Used by||Where to Get||Cost|
Product manufacturers and private label sellers
Retailers and resellers
|Global Standard 1||$750 for 100 UPCs|
|SKUs||Retailers and resellers||Make your own||Free|
A UPC, which stands for Universal Product Code, is a type of code printed on retail product packaging to identify a particular product. Each UPC consists of a series of digitally readable bars plus numbers and is essentially a barcode symbol encoding a 12-digit number called a GTIN-12. The GTIN is essentially the UPC data derived primarily from the UPC Company Prefix and Item Reference Numbers.
The full form of the SKU code is Stock Keeping Unit. Internal SKUs are custom eight-digit alphanumeric codes of variable lengths specific to each retailer and designed to suit your business’s unique operations. One of the most common methods employed is the assignment of an SKU code or SKU ID to individual products. It is an identifier for a product to record the stock quantity for the item. For example, a retailer might want to know how many quantities he has for a red t-shirt in small and medium-size.
Once you get your unique product codes set up, your next step is to input your codes into barcode, using “Barcode Maker Software” that translates them into scan able and readable barcodes. A barcode represents data in machine-readable form.
There are three simple steps to make barcodes for your products. They include:
Download and Install Barcode Maker Software
Choose Quick Barcode Mode
Select Barcode designing view mode
Install Business barcode maker software, to start designing barcodes using own product code.
Now select the technology and type of barcode you would like to print. Software supports all major barcodes. According to your business requirements, you can select barcode symbologies such as linear and 2D.
Enter barcode values like UPCs or SKUs product codes and header, footer values to generate a unique barcode. You can also create multiple barcodes using an excel sheet by enabling the batch processing option.
By selecting barcode designing view mode, you can design barcode labels for each product. Use predefined templates to design a label with a company logo and text, choose colors, and add designed barcode. You can also save the design labels as a PDF or as an image for future use.
Software allows you to design bulk number of barcode labels at the same time using batch processing mode and print designed labels using advanced printing settings.
With barcode maker software print high-quality designed labels using advanced printing settings. Here we will look at other options for printing your designed barcode labels.
Both laser and inkjet printers are capable of printing a diverse range of label sizes and types. An inkjet printer is one of the most widely used barcode printers that print high-quality barcode images by propelling droplets of ink onto the paper.
Laser printers can print high-quality barcode labels with a variety of barcode fonts. Most laser printers come with a basic set of fonts.
A thermal printer is one of the most widely used barcode printers that is used to print barcode labels of different shapes and sizes.
Due to their speed and lack of paper jams, thermal printers do not require toner or ink, which reduces the cost of printing high-volume barcode labels.