Fully compliant Shipper Coding and Labelling

With retailers’ rules for barcode compliance becoming increasingly strict, manufacturers need to ensure their shipper cartons include the right barcode, and additional information, in the right format. 

GS1 Australia coordinates the use and allocation of all retail and trade barcodes in Australia, and retailers require suppliers to have GS1 compliant barcodes on primary and secondary packaging. As a GS1 Strategic Alliance Partner, Matthews can help you choose the right barcodes and ensure your shipper barcode labels are fully compliant with GS1 standards and retailer requirements. 

Shipper coding

Barcode formats are typically ITF-14 or GS1-128. We can help you choose the right coding technology to print barcodes with your shipper artwork, where you have a dedicated carton for each product (or SKU) you manufacture. Alternatively, you can choose to use a generic carton, with product specific information printed and applied to the carton within your production facility.

Shipper barcode labels

In addition to the shipper barcode, many major retailers require the outer packaging or shipper label to include human readable information, such as:

  • Vendor name and address 
  • Product name
  • Net weight or number of units
  • Date, batch or manufacturer traceability code
  • Country of origin
Depending upon the application, whether it is one carton label or more, (adjacent side or opposite side) carton labels can be applied automatically at high speeds (up to 70 labels per minute) on the packing line or off-line by hand. 

Label Printer Applicators (LPA) can apply barcode labels on cartons with data captured from other systems within the business, such as Matthews’ iDSnet software solution. 

Cartons can also be labelled with static information using a Label Applicator (LA) to apply pre-printed barcode labels, generally in ITF-14 format. And on low-volume production lines, cartons can labelled by hand, off-line with a Label Printer. We also provide mobile units allowing workers to print the information needed on the spot and apply the label by hand.

Shipper branding on demand 

To meet the requirements of shelf ready packaging, shippers can now be branded using high resolution inkjet printers or thermal inkjet printers.

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Matthews can help you implement a compliant shipper barcode labelling solution – contact our experts. 

Technologies

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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.
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.
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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 ...
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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.

Applications

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Branding and marking solutions, built to last
Take advantage of high quality, durable branding & marking solutions from Matthews. From medical equipment to heavy industrial goods to timber, Matthews can provide flexible, advanced technology that works for your products.
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Carton Labelling and Coding
Matthews’ carton labelling and carton coding solutions are an easy and cost-effective way to get high quality, robust labels onto your cartons. No matter the production environment or line speed. Learn more about our Coders and Label Printer Applicat ...

Industries

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Coding, Labelling, Inspection in the Wine Industry
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Case Studies

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 ...
Wet Fix
A fast-growing Queensland water bottler had no time for unreliable equipment, missing codes and extra manual QA checking. Professional-looking new packaging needed coding to match — and equipment that did its job, with flexibility to allow them to g ...
SPC Ardmona
For iconic Australian fruit processor SPC Ardmona, efficiency is paramount — on the production line and in the supply chain. When upgrading its lines, the company depended on Matthews’ technology and integration skills for a solution that relies heav ...
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.
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

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Upgrade to Upscale: 5 Ways Your Product ID & Inspection Equipment is Costing You
“No code means no product”, which makes having reliable product ID equipment critical. Often manufacturers think “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but this whitepaper gives five reasons why upgrading obsolete or older product ID and inspection equip ...

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.

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