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:

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

GS1 Barcode numbers start with 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. This ensures your Barcode Numbers are unique in the world.

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.

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.

Send Image(s) to whoever is preparing your Product’s Artwork or your Printing Company. Our images are created as vector based, not raster based, for best possible printing reproduction.

Tell your artwork preparer or printer never to crop or alter the image as it may fail Dimensional Verification Testing at GS1.

Send samples of your Products which include the printed Barcodes attached to GS1 for Verification Testing. GS1 test not only the Barcode’s conformance to international Barcode standards but also its correct placement on your product. We all have had to become used to self-scanning and locating the Barcode is important for ease of scanning.

Send GS1 Verification Report (if Passed) to your Retailing Customer and they will then allow your shipments to be receipted at their Outlets and Distribution Centres.

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 sequentially numbered GS1 SSCC (Shipping Serial Container Code) Pallet Labels.

Make an enquiry today to find out how Barcode Labels could help you acquire gs1 product Barcodes for your products. If you only ship very small number of Pallets per month Barcode Labels can also prepare SSCC labels on your behalf and email back as a PDF file to enable printing (using A4 sheets cut as 2 x A6 Labels purchased from OfficeWorks) at your Warehouse. Each SSCC must be sequentially numbered so care must be taken not to label separate Pallets with duplicates.

REQUEST A QUOTE FOR GS1 IMAGES AND PRINTED GS1 BARCODE LABELS

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.

e to enable printing at your Warehouse. Each SSCC must be sequentially numbered so care must be taken not to label separate Pallets with duplicates.

make an enquiry today

Request a Quote for GS1 Images and Printed GS1 Labels

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 (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 GS1-128 Barcode which must start with 00 (00 = Application Identifier) and minimum 32mm Barcode height. Minimum Barcode widths and clear areas at both start and finish (called Quiet Zones) are also required. Let Barcode Labels help with correct design of your SSCC labels.

The second GS1-128 Barcode contains details of the Items packed onto the Pallet (should be 1 Product Code per 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 if applicable. 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 Barcode (also called Trade Unit/Non-Retail for Inners and Cartons) Barcode must be printed on 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 Quiet Zone 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. including scanning with automatic conveyor scanners therefore these labels must be placed within specified distances from bottom and leading edge of the cartons.

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 prevalence of self-checkouts is a direct consequence of Retailers supporting GS1 and their Barcode Standards. A exemption exists to accept use of GTIN 13 printed as 75% magnification on a 8 dots per mm (203 Dots per Inch) Thermal or Direct Thermal Label Printers. Barcode Labels can supply a pdf which details the dimensions allowed.

The X-Dimension is the width of the narrowest bar.

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