Primary GTIN barcodes that scan first time, every time

Whatever your retail product, Matthews has the printing solution to make sure only the best quality barcodes leave your factory doors.

A primary GTIN barcode is a must-have for any product being sold through retail stores. The barcode comprises the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), which uniquely identifies the product, represented as a number and symbol. There are four common GTIN barcodes:

  • GTIN-13 – The most common barcode for retail products. Can also include variable measure weight and price information
  • GTIN-8 – Used for products that are too small to accommodate a GTIN-13
  • GTIN-12 – Used for products exported for sale to US and Canada
  • GTIN-14 – Used on non-retail units e.g. cartons

With experience working across a wide range of industries, our experts can help you select the right solution for your unique product and manufacturing environment – whether that’s a Label Applicator, Label Printer Applicator or Thermal Transfer Overprinter

All our innovative technologies are designed to be cost-effective and easy to implement, so you can take full advantage of consistent, high quality product barcodes straight away. 

Reduce scanning errors

Retailers are becoming ever more intolerant of product barcodes that aren’t up to scratch and cause scanning errors within distribution centres and at the checkout. Some even impose penalties on manufacturers whose barcodes fail to perform. 

As a GS1 Strategic Alliance Partner, Matthews doesn’t only provide the barcode printing technology, we provide expert knowledge and advice to ensure your barcodes consistently comply with GS1 standards. So you can build strong, long-lasting relationships with your trading partners. 

Click on Technology below to see which solutions are best suited to print primary GTIN barcodes. 

Technologies

Weigh-Price-Labelling
Accurate, efficient Weigh Labelling Systems
Streamline your production line with weigh-labelling or weigh-price labelling systems from Matthews. Made in Germany by Bizerba, our flexible, fully automated solutions will accelerate efficiency in both food and non-food industries.
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 ...
In-Line-Labelling
In-Line Labelling Systems
With in-line labelling systems from Matthews, you can confidently and cost-effectively label your primary products. With versatile, modular designs, our in-line labelling systems are suitable for a wide range of labelling applications.
label_applicator
Next generation Label Applicators
Save valuable time, resources and costs of manual label application, with a Label Applicator. Matthews offers automated labelling systems with high flexibility to fit your business needs and products.
Used-By-Date
TTO Printing for Flexible Packaging
Produce crisp and durable printing for your flexible packaging and labels with Thermal Transfer Overprinting from Matthews Australasia. Excellent for high-density barcodes and labels that require longevity. Perfect for cost-effective packaging by usi ...

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.
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 ...
Medical
Medical Coding, Labelling, and Inspection
Increase patient safety and combat counterfeiters with medical coding & marking solutions from Matthews Australasia. With an advanced range of technologies and deep industry experience, Matthews can custom design a solution to meet the needs of your ...
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

Product-Coding-and-Labelling
Primary Coding for every Product
Print retail barcodes, date codes, batch codes and 2D codes onto your primary product packaging. With deep experience implementing primary coding solutions across all industry sectors, Matthews can help you find the most efficient and cost-effective ...

Case Studies

R Ceravolo & Co
South Australian fruitgrower, packer and wholesaler, R Ceravolo & Co, has cut downtime, saved costs and increased throughput by installing a Linx TT5 thermal transfer overprinter from Matthews Australasia. Find out how.

White Papers

Videos

Laser marking for high quality permanent marks
Laser marking for high quality permanent marks (youtube 0:36)
Matthews Australasia has a range Solaris laser coders, both Fibre and CO2, for coding on primary packaging and cartons.

Blogs

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