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Tips for Printing Barcode Labels

September 23, 2016

When you’re starting a new business or selling a new product, barcode labels probably aren’t the first thing on your list of to-do’s. You already have enough on your mind, like performing market research, designing your product labels, and deciding on product packaging. However, barcodes are just as important as any of your other custom labels. After all, barcodes are how stores keep track of inventory, pricing, and point of sale scanning.

Walmart’s New Barcode Rules

A few months ago, Walmart introduced new barcoding rules to reduce problems that occur in the backroom of the store. The changes will affect GTIN-14 barcode labels on shipping cases to make it easier for employees to find what they’re looking for in order to effectively stock product shelves.

The new rule requires GTIN-14 barcodes to be located on the top and all four sides of shipping cases, for a total of five barcode labels. Most foods items except for fish, meat, poultry, and produce are included under the new barcode rule.

Changes to Shrink-Wrapped Cases

For shrink-wrapped trays sold at Walmart, the GTIN-14 barcode should be printed on all four faces, and the rest of the required information should be printed on either the tray or onto pressure-sensitive labels and applied to the film.

Since the GTIN-14 barcode is GS1 standard, other retailers should be able to use these same cases, unless GS1-128 barcodes are required rather than GTIN-14.

Print Barcode Labels With Sheet-Labels.com

Sheet-Labels.com is your one stop shop for custom labels of all shapes, sizes, and materials, including barcode labels. If there’s one thing that all products have in common, it’s that a barcode label is needed. Whether you sell cosmetics, vitamin bottles, or food products, you’ll need barcode labels before products can hit store shelves.

At Sheet-Labels.com, we offer a variety of barcode labels, depending on the width, height, and shape of the label you desire. Who knew barcode labels came in so many different shapes? Choose from octagon, rectangle, round, square, starburst, triangle, or other unique shapes.

Our selection of barcode labels include the SL556, SL545, SL586, SL538, and more. Buy labels blank or have them printed through us. The choice is yours!

Label Printing Tips

If you’re wondering whether you should buy pre-printed barcode labels or purchase blank labels to print at the time of application, you’ve come to the right place.

If your packaging line runs a small amount of SKUs with very few product changeovers, pre-printed labels are an excellent choice for you. Pre-printed labels will reduce the hassle of finding a compatible printer and you can be sure that your labels will be clear, easy-to-read, and of professional quality.

However, if you run a large amount of SKUs and have regular product changeovers, purchasing blank labels is probably the best option for you.

Regardless of how you print your custom labels, the important thing is that you print them with a company you can trust to do the job right. Sheet-Labels.com can help! We serve over 50,000 active customers nationwide and would love to serve you as well. Contact us today!

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