How do I print

my own

barcode labels?

Barcode labels can be found everywhere, supermarkets, packages, books and almost every product you buy at a store. Barcode labels one rule is simplification - reducing human error to an encode that transfers data without any problems. 

What is Label Printing?

These self adhesive labels are made by printing onto a construction of 3 layers: a release liner, a layer of adhesive and the face material. There are a variety of adhesive labels that can be printed. They can be trimmed most conveniently as squares or rectangles. Matt self adhesive is best suited for small run digital label options, such as barcodes. 

Printing barcode labels with your home printer can be easy, however it is a good idea to first determine if it is more effective to print your own by comparing the cost vs quality and efficiency of printing your own labels.

If you need a small batch of simple black and white barcode labels, printing at home can be the convenient way of printing your labels. However, if you need a wide variety of labels in a variation of sizes and colors using a Label printing company may be your best option.

Barcode Sticker Labels

Printing Your Own Barcode Labels

There are a variety of template and premade sticker labels available for you. Two of the most popular are Redfern and Tower labels. Redfern labels have a variety of templates available for you - and the dedicated support on how to use them. 

Can you print barcodes using a normal printer?

Yes, you can use a standard desktop inkjet or laser printer to create barcode label stickers using label sheets or alternatively you can use thermal printers that print onto label rolls, like Tower Labels.

How To Print Barcodes With Excel And Word

For Word use the following steps:

  • Switch to the Add-Ins tab.
  • Open the TBarCode Panel.
  • Select the barcode type (e.g. Code 128).
  • Enter your barcode data.
  • Adjust the size of the barcode
  • Click the button Insert Barcode. 

For Excel use 'Mail merge' fields for example the customer number in a column can be selected directly and then printed as barcode. The ‘Mail Merge’ option allows you to use a basic template that prints several labels at once with the same or different content at one go. 

Where can I print barcode sticker labels?

If you do not have time to print your own labels let us help you. 

At West Coast Office National we print various adhesive labels.

  • They can be trimmed as squares or rectangles.
  • Matt self adhesive is best suited for small run digital label options, such as barcodes.
  • Our A3 sheets are crackback for full colour and apply for a quick turn around.
  • Your labels can be printed in full colour or black and white.
  • More and more as run lengths increase we find that printing on a roll is a more economical solution.

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