Printing your Barcodes to Labels

Our barcode images are supplied in the EPS, JPEG and TIFF graphic digital file formats.  Ideally these are intended for inclusion on artwork files such as .ai (Adobe Illustrator), .psd (Photoshop) etc.  However it is possible to import these images or enter the barcode numbers into various label making programs.  Below are a few common … Read more

Barcode Verification

What is Barcode Verification? Barcode verification is a test to determine the quality of a printed barcode.   Typically this carried out on a product’s final packaging or printed artwork proof.   A barcode verifier machine is used to scan the printed barcode several times at various angles, a resulting ISO grade (4 – 0 / A … Read more

Barcode Colour Guides

Barcode scanners rely on an infrared light to scan a barcode. This means certain colour combinations are invisible to scanners, even if they are discernible to the human eye. Careful consideration should be taken at the design stage to ensure the product will scan at POS. Some general guidelines for barcode colours are: – Vertical … Read more

Using your Barcodes for Amazon

The barcodes supplied by Barcode Savers Malaysia are suitable for Amazon individual seller listings, private label listings and Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon).   Our customers have been informed by Amazon Seller Support that “barcodes can be purchased from any external or third party supplier and used to list your products, however the barcode must be … Read more

Company Prefixes

A company prefix is represented by the first few leading digits of a barcode number.  Company prefixes in an UPC-A or EAN-13 barcode can be anywhere between 5 and 11 digits long, this is otherwise known as a “variable length prefix”.  Re-seller barcodes such as ours are generally subdivided from a large batch of numbers with … Read more

ITF-14 Carton Codes

An ITF-14 Carton Code is a 14 digit barcode used on warehousing and logistics units.  Units using an ITF-14 barcode can contain multiple instances of the same product or mixed lots of assorted products. Some larger retailers and distributors will require ITF-14 carton codes in order to track your products through the supply chain. When … Read more

Barcode Size Specifications (EAN-13 and UPC-A)

Our barcodes are supplied at GS1 specification SC2 (37.29mm x 25.93mm). This is known as 100% magnification. Generally GS1 advises a minimum of 80% of the standard size (we usually reduce to a minimum SC0 82% @ 30.51 X 21.25mm). For printing your barcodes we suggest sticking to the recommended 80% – 200% magnification range. … Read more

Difference between EAN and UPC barcodes – which to use on your product

Our standard barcode packages include both UPC-A (Universal Product Code) and EAN-13 (International Article Number) variants.   Our numbers originate with the Uniform Code Council (now GS1 US) with the EAN-13 version prefixed with either a “07” or “06”.  This means our barcodes can be read as either; a 12 digit UPC-A when dropping the leading … Read more

How to open the .zip folder

Our barcode packages are delivered instantly to your email address upon completion of checkout.  We send all your barcode numbers, images, certificte and OCRB font inside a Zip Folder.  If you’re not farmiliar with opening zips refer to these instructions. Step 1. Download the zip folder from the automated email sent to the email you … Read more