Label Printing Options

The barcode images we supply are generally intended for inclusion on product artwork files such as Photoshop “.psd” or Adobe Illustrator “.ai” files.  However you can import the images or barcode numbers into label making templates or enter the numbers into label making software.  When printing to labels directly there are a few options as outlined below.

DIY – You can print your barcodes from your laptop, Mac or PC. If you have already printed your artwork then you can pick up label template sheets from an office supply store.   Just make sure the template can safely fit the supplied images with adequate quiet zones (white sections) on either side of the codes and be sure to use the highest resolution settings possible when printing and test scan prior to mass printing.  If size is an issue we can resize your codes to your particular specification within limits.  Using at home labels however increases the chances of fading and scratching potentially reducing the barcode’s ability to scan correctly at POS.

LABEL PRINTER + SOFTWARE – You other option would be to obtain a label printer for your business such as a Dymo that will have bundled software to enter the barcode numbers into and print. Prices for these range from $100 – $600. These are thermal transfer so the labels are more durable.  You can obtain the models below at most office supply stores or online.

Brother TD-4000
DYMO LABELWRITER 4XL MACHINE LW4XL
Zebra GC420D

LABEL PRINTING SERVICE – If you don’t have access to a higher resolution printer solution and want a completely professional job then we would suggest getting the labels professionally printed.  Our recommendation for professional barcode printing is Peacock Bros or Labelhouse (melbourne).