Carton Labelling and Coding

Matthews’ carton coding and labelling solutions are designed to work for your business. With easy-to-use features and fast implementation, it’s never been easier to ensure your carton barcode labels are correct and compliant. We also have inkjet coding solution options from thermal inkjet and high resolution to print information, branding-on-demand and more. And because all our solutions can be integrated into your production line, you can enhance the efficiency of your entire business. 

Carton coding and labelling options

Carton barcodes that work for your business 

Barcodes are typically required on shipper cartons to satisfy retailer demands for barcode compliance. If you have a dedicated carton for each product (or SKU) you manufacture, these barcodes can simply be printed with your carton artwork. Alternatively, you can use a generic carton, with product specific information printed and applied to the carton within your production facility.

Get the correct barcoding for your cartons with Matthews. GS1 Australia coordinates the use and allocation of all retail and trade barcodes in Australia. Because Matthews is a GS1 Strategic Alliance Partner, we can help you implement the right technology solution and label formats for your application. 

Fast and easy carton labelling 

Barcode labels are the preferred method for applying barcodes to generic cartons in Australia. It is possible to print barcodes using inkjet technology, however this method is not acceptable to major retailers, and so is not recommended unless the barcode is for your own internal use.

Labels for carton barcodes can also include human readable information (e.g. use-by dates and product descriptions), potentially eliminating the need for inkjet coding of cartons. Barcode label formats are typically ITF-14 or GS1-128. GS1 compliant labels are used internally to track the carton and externally to meet retailer requirements. We will work with you to determine the best solution for your needs.

Our carton labelling solutions are highly flexible. Carton labels can be applied automatically at high speeds (up to 70 labels per minute) on the packing line, or off-line by hand.

Streamlined carton coding

Inkjet technologies can be used to print best before dates, use by dates and batch information on cartons, as well as for branding.  

Eliminate carton labelling and coding errors

With years of industry experience and technical know-how, Matthews will help you avoid any coding and labelling errors. We design solutions that not only code and label the carton, but also verify the information has been coded correctly.

Click on Technology below to see which solutions are best suited for carton coding and carton labelling.  

Technologies

Carton-Coding
Easy to use, robust Label Printers
Take advantage of robust label printing solutions for your business. Matthews’ mobile industrial and desktop label printers are designed to help you increase productivity and accuracy in your factory or warehouse.
Lazer-Marking
High Quality Laser Marking
Apply high quality, high speed permanent marks and codes with laser technology from Matthews Australasia. Perfect for primary and secondary packaging, including barcodes. With no consumables and easy implementation, Matthews’ laser marking solutions ...
High-Res-Printing
High Resolution Printing, On Demand
High Resolution Inkjet Printers from Matthews have everything you need to enjoy high quality, on demand printing for your product packaging. It’s never been easier to print crisp barcodes, graphics and text onto primary and secondary packaging.
Label-Printer-Applicator
Next generation Print & Apply Solutions
Streamline your label printing and application with a Label Printer Applicator (LPA). As the Australian market leader for barcode print and apply, Matthews provides the right solution to fit your business.
Carton-Coding
Next generation thermal inkjet coding
Print exceptional quality codes at low cost with Thermal Inkjet Coders from Matthews. Ideal for carton coding and 2D coding across a variety of packaging even on high speed lines. Easy to use and implement, Matthews’ Thermal Inkjet Coders are a flexi ...
Simple-Alpha-Numeric
Reliable and Durable DOD Inkjet Printers
Discover low cost, flexible Large Character Drop On Demand Inkjet printers from Matthews Australasia. Our robust, low maintenance solutions are ideal for printing onto secondary packaging and timber & hardware products.

Industries

Cosmetics
Coding, Labelling, and Inspection for Cosmetics
Make your cosmetics products stand out with high quality, robust and compliant coding and labelling. With deep industry experience, Matthews can help you ensure your products have the right code in the right place, without compromising your shelf app ...
Frozen-Food
Coding, Labelling, and Inspection for Frozen Foods
Use tailored coding, labelling and inspection solutions for your frozen food business. With a broad range of technology and deep industry expertise, Matthews can help you confidently realise the benefits of streamlined coding, labelling and inspectio ...
Meat-and-Smallgoods
Coding, Labelling, and Inspection for Meat & Small Goods
Get the advantage with tailored coding, labelling and inspection solutions for meat and small goods. With an advanced range of technologies and deep industry expertise, Matthews can help you achieve the benefits of streamlined coding, labelling and i ...
Food-and-Grocery
Coding, Labelling, and Inspection in Food & Grocery
Looking for ways to streamline and improve your coding, labelling and inspection processes? With our vast experience in the food and grocery industry, Matthews can provide a custom solution to give your business the competitive advantage.
Non-Alc-Beverage
Coding, Labelling, Inspection for Non Alcoholic Beverages
Streamline your coding, labelling and inspection processes. With many years’ experience working with Non Alcoholic Beverage businesses of all sizes together with our advanced technologies, Matthews has everything you need to transform your unique pro ...
Water
Coding, Labelling, Inspection for Water Bottling and Packaging
Equip your water bottling and packaging line with coding, labelling and inspection solutions that are reliable, easy to operate and highly versatile – even in high-speed, wet environments. Matthews’ solutions have the power to change the way you work ...
Wood
Coding, Labelling, Inspection in the Baked Goods Industry
Streamline and improve coding, labelling and inspection processes in your Baked Goods factory. With advanced coding, labelling & inspection technologies and years of experience working with Baked Goods brands, Matthews offers everything you need to t ...
Dairy
Coding, Labelling, Inspection in the Dairy Industry
Streamline and improve coding, labelling and inspection processes in the Dairy industry. With advanced coding, labelling & inspection technologies and with years of experience in the Dairy industry, Matthews provides everything you need to transform ...
Fresh-Produce
Coding, Labelling, Inspection in the Fresh Produce Industry
Find out how Matthews can help you streamline and improve your coding, labelling & inspection processes. With our extensive experience working with fresh produce businesses, together with our advanced technologies, Matthews has everything you need to ...
Wine
Coding, Labelling, Inspection in the Wine Industry
Transform coding, labelling and inspection processes in your unique wine processing environment. With Matthews’ deep industry experience and advanced technologies, we have everything you need to make sure your wine meets strict FSANZ standards withou ...
Plant
Traceability in the Nursery & Garden Industry
Nursery and Garden Industry needs traceability solutions to sell their product through retail channels like Bunnings. Get the right barcoding solution for your nursery.

Solutions

Carton-Code-Labelling
Fully compliant Shipper Coding and Labelling
Ensure your shipper cartons include the right barcode and information to comply with retailer requirements. As a GS1 Strategic Alliance Partner, Matthews can help you implement the right shipper coding and labelling technology solution to ensure your ...

Case Studies

AusFresh
Manual labelling processes were constricting productivity for one of Australia’s top antipasto suppliers. Matthews’ fully integrated solution, including iDSnet Portal, freed up a person a day for other tasks.
Charlie’s Group
With long-term plans to be in both major supermarkets, niche juice processor Charlie’s Group has increased output 50% and changed production processes. Research led them to Matthews Australaisa for coding equipment, including a packaging automation s ...
Gelato Messina
An Australian gelato maker wanted to automate coding and labelling and keep the manual processes for its artisan products. The result is a manual labour saving of up to two hours a day.
Patritti Wines
When small-batch, high-end winery Patritti Wines upgraded a production line, it chose a simple Matthews carton coder that would be reliable and give a quality print for domestic and export contract customers.
Ross Cosmetics
With an increasing demand in the market, Ross Cosmetics needed to upgrade their out-dated labelling process to match the rest of their state-of-the-art procedures.

White Papers

Serialisation
Benefits of Integrating Identification and Inspection
In food manufacturing, product identification and inspection are often regarded as two separate procedures. This eBook looks at how integrating them can improve your production visibility, advance your product traceability processes and give you erro ...

Videos

Barcode label print and apply with barcode verification
Barcode label print and apply with barcode verification (youtube 1:00)
This video showcases printing and applying barcode labels on two sides on a high speed line using a Fox IV solution. The printer applicator is networked to the CIM making product changeovers faster and easier.

Blogs

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