The Key to Our Success – Support from Real People!

At Bar Code Graphics, we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. Years ago most of our barcode origination and GS1 Support clients came to us solely over the phone and our customer support staff was able to forge wonderful relationships with our clients. As the authority on barcodes, we interact with companies from numerous industries and […]

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The Reason WHY Amazon Requires Brand Verifiable UPC Barcodes

Amazon Requires Brand Verifiable UPC Barcodes The pillar to Amazon’s success is always keeping the focus on the customer experience. Consequently, Amazon wants to make sure their visitors can trust the information provided online, and an initial step is making sure the products listed are attributed to a verifiable brand. Before 2016, Amazon did not […]

Continue Reading – Updated Checkout process

We are pleased to announce an improved the checkout process on, the premier website to order printed barcode labels.  In addition to a more streamlined user experience, we’ve added Fed Ex Ground as a shipping option as well as providing shipping rates quoted directly from; UPS and Fed-EX. is the easiest, quickest way to order […]

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How To Apply For An Amazon GTIN Exemption

As the authority on barcodes in the US, we assist thousands of companies every month on HOW to get UPC and ISBN barcodes for their products and books. Since Amazon is the largest global marketplace, most new companies have some intention of selling on their platform.  Amazon relies heavily on barcodes to efficiently track inventory […]

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Guidance for UPC barcodes for Comic Books

Comic Book Barcodes Since the 1980s, comic books sold in retail have included UPC barcodes. Unlike consumer product goods, a 2 or 5 digit supplemental barcode is included to the right of the 12-digit UPC barcode. The configuration has always been challenging, which is a result of the changing requirements within an evolving industry. Available […]

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Amazon’s UPC Barcode Policy Explanation

It is imperative to Amazon, like other retailers, that their customers can trust the authenticity of their products and information online. Since UPC barcodes are the bridge between a physical product and the digital world, they must be accurate and adhere to global identification standards. Amazon recently refined their UPC (GTIN) requirements and clearly stated […]

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GS1 General Specifications Revision (v21) Jan 2021

GS1 standards define how items are identified and marked. Although GS1 confusingly markets itself as the source to apply for a barcode, it is really their standards that provide the framework for the identification for many industries. Companies rely on their licensing of numbering structures for unique identification and their technical guidelines for barcode and […]

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Global GS1 Company Database and UPC Registries

If you do a Google search for the Official UPC database, you will come across numerous official-sounding websites. Unfortunately, none of the information on these unregulated websites should be trusted since the product data is not provided by brand owners. (Click Here To Learn More). There is not a single global database that contains a […]

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Labs Around the Country Relying on COVID-19 Labels

In 2019, we made significant changes to our website to enable serial barcode labels to be easily ordered. For over two decades, we have been a major provider of serialized barcode labels to many industries. As a result of massive COVID-19 testing and vaccination initiatives, our labeling department has been working non-stop to provide […]

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GS1 Lowers Minimum Quantity for UPC GTINs

For the past 45 years, GS1 US (formerly the Uniform Code Council) has been the standards organization that administers UPCs allocations. Up until now, GS1 made licensing a Company Prefix mandatory for companies who wanted to identify their products with UPC. Their cost structure was extremely harsh for small companies that might not need more […]

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