How to add GS1 barcode labels to your products

Would you like to add GS1 product barcode to your items? Here is a simple step by step
process to show your how:

  • 01 Apply for a Company Barcode Number from www.gs1au.org

    This number comprises a Country Prefix (’93’ for Australia) plus your unique Company Number (5 or 7 digits). You then add your Product Number (3 or 5 numeric and which must never be duplicated) plus 1 Check Digit.

    The Check digit is optional as we will calculate this. The total number of digits must be 13 (with the Check Digit included). See example at top of this web page. North America uses UPC which is a 12 digit number.

  • 02 Purchase a GS1 Image (.eps) for each Product from Barcode Labels (sales@barcodelabels.com.au)
    Our Prices start 1-4 @ $12.00 each (+ GST) with same day turnaround.
  • 03 Send Image(s) to whoever is preparing the Artwork or your Printing Company.
    Tell them never to crop or alter the image as it may fail Verification Testing at GS1.
  • 04 Send samples of your Products which include the printed Barcodes attached to GS1 for Verification Testing. They test not only the Barcode’s conformance to international standards but also its correct placement on your product.
  • 05 Send GS1 Verification Report (if Passed) to your Customer and they will then allow your shipments to be receipted at their Outlets and Distribution Centres.
  • 06 Many larger Retailers will also require both GS1 GTIN14 – Trade Unit Barcode Labels attached to each Inner Package (an Inner Pack holds multiple GTIN13 Barcoded Items) as well as a number of GS1 SSCC (Shipping Serial Container Code) Pallet Labels.

    Barcode Labels can also prepare SSCC labels on your behalf and email in PDF file to enable printing at your Warehouse. Each SSCC must be sequentially numbered so care must be taken not to label separate Pallets with duplicates.

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Our customers can also add a GS1 product barcode with ease thanks to our self-adhesive labels (each 30mm x 40mm) – just email us a spreadsheet with 3 columns = your GS1 product number + 1 line description (must be short) + quantity of each label. Minimum overall total of 2,000 labels per order applies.

Or contact us to help explain what is required….

GS1 SCCC PALLET LABELS

The above example of an SSCC (Serial Shipping Container Code) is used to label Pallets (Each or min. 2 sides of Pallet require an SSCC Label). The SSCC Label can vary in size and format but a key requirement includes the SSCC Code 128 Barcode which has (00) Application Identifier and minimum 32mm Barcode height.

The second Code 128 Barcode contains details of the Item packed onto the Pallet or into the Carton bearing the SSCC label. This may include GTIN 14, Use By or Best Before Date, Quantity Packed and Batch/Lot Number. The following diagram describes the SSCC Barcode which is printed at the bottom of the label…

Note: GS1 Company Prefix may consist of 7 or 9 digits – GS1 mostly now only issue 9 digits.

GS1 SCCC PALLET LABELS

The GTIN 14 (also called Trade Unit/Non-Retail for Inners and Cartons) Barcode must be printed or applied as a self-adhesive label onto the outside of a carton holding multiple of individual Sales units (GTIN13/EAN13 Items).
No text, graphics or different background colours is allowed inside the Light Margins (excepting of course the GTIN14 Barcode).
The .eps Barcode image must never be converted to another graphics format, cropped or stretched such that the resulting printed Barcode may fail GS1 Verification Testing. GS1 measures each and every bar and space width and height to ensure optimal decoding speed at the Warehouse.

A minimum Barcode Height of 32mm applies to all Magnifications.

The X-Dimension is the width of the narrowest bar.
If Printing directly onto Corrugated Cartons then must use ITF-14 Barcode (Contact us for details).

GS1 SCCC PALLET LABELS

The GTIN (previously called EAN13) Barcode must be printed or applied as a self-adhesive label onto each individual Sales unit.
No text, graphics or different background colours is allowed inside the Light Margins (excepting of course the GTIN Barcode).
The .eps Barcode image must never be converted to another graphics format, cropped or stretched such that the resulting printed Barcode may fail GS1 Verification TestingGS1 .

measures each and every bar and space width and height to ensure optimal decoding speed at the Point-of-Sale Check Out Counter.
The X-Dimension is the width of the narrowest bar.

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