What We Do

Leveraging our specialized experience in identification standards and barcoding, we provide an array of solutions to assist both companies that need to integrate barcodes on their products, as well as entire trading partner communities embracing Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technologies.

Bar Code Graphics’s clients range from brand-new retail suppliers to multi-national conglomerates. Every year we;

  • Assist 1,500+ new clients with UPC barcode implementation
  • Provide 2,000+ small new book publishers with ISBN and publishing services
  • Test GTINs & logistic labels for over 1,300 retail suppliers from our Identification Labs division
  • Evaluate over 10,000 Databar coupons and QR codes for major CPG manufacturers
  • Create over 1,000,000 digital barcode files through our createbarcodes.com web services

We exceed expectations by extending superior support

As a trusted resource, our role is to share our knowledge and experience to aid in the collaborative development of solutions for our clients.  We realize that creating successful business relationships is rooted in our clients having a positive experience doing business with Bar Code Graphics.

The Authority on Barcode Identification

Barcodes have become the conduit connecting physical items to the digital world.  Since the inception of the UPC, we have assisted hundreds of thousands of companies with their barcoding needs by specializing in barcode origination, print quality, and data management.  As the leading US barcode identification authority, we empower companies to comply with respective GS1 and ISBN global guidelines and specific trading partner requirements.

We Are The Standards Experts

Our reliance on and appreciation for standards has enabled us to provide our clients with best-in-class solutions. Due to the reliance on barcode identification by both the retail and healthcare industries,  Bar Code Graphics supports the global GS1 standards. To that extent, we actively participate in the GS1 Global Standards Development Work Groups (GSMP Identification SMG). Bar Code Graphics is not affiliated with GS1 but many of our employees and solutions have undergone various past certifications.

  • 2004 – Andrew Verb: AIDC Professional Consultant
  • 2004 – PrecisionCode – Software Certification
  • 2006 – Jonathon Verb: AIDC Professional Consultant
  • 2012 – Brien Fennell: GS1 Standards Professional
  • 2014 – Tammi Slaughter: GS1 Standards Professional
  • 2014 – Spencer Baumgarten: GS1 Standards Professional
  • 2015 – Patti Osouji: GS1 Standards Professional
  • 2016 – Jennifer Maxson: GS1 Standards Professional
  • 2016 – Erica O’Kelly: GS1 Standards Professional

We are avid promoters of the GS1 global identification standards and educate both retailers and suppliers on the benefits of compliance. We work with many of the largest US retailers and make sure their supplier requirements are harmonized with the GS1 Global Standards. Bar Code Graphics has also collaborated in combining GS1 US Data Hub with testing applications for US retailers and manufacturers. Click here to read white paper.

To address the needs of other non-retail industries, we routinely work with other standards and industry associations such as; US ISBN Agency, BISG (Book Industry), AIAG (Automotive), ACP (Coupon) and ECIA (Electronic Component Industry Association).

We Are Educators

We recognize the importance of teaching our clients about their identification needs. Bar Code Graphics excels because of its commitment to customer support. Our straightforward approach to addressing clients’ needs enables us to leverage our team’s specialties and deliver value-driven solutions.

When it comes to customer service, our approach is very different than the standards agencies that regard service as an expense. In contrast, we regard personal customer interactions as opportunities to validate barcode compliance, promote education, and build loyalty.

What We Provide

  • GS1 Barcode Support: Comprehensive assistance involving GTIN management and barcode creation.
  • Professional Services: Assistance for companies with specific barcode and/or identification challenges.
  • Barcode Generation: The industry leader for providing precision graphic barcode files.
  • Identification Labs: Barcode symbol quality certification programs and comprehensive administration of barcode compliance for supplier-provided barcodes. Our lab is the largest in North America and we currently run programs for numerous large retailers and wholesale distributors.
  • Publisher Services: ISBN assignments, book printing, and related services

Each business operates out of our corporate offices located at;

Bar Code Graphics, Inc.
333 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite #1114

Chicago, IL  60601

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Brands We Work With

  • ECIA
  • Amazon bar code