Barcode Learning Centre
Barcode Learning

Barcode Learning Centre

Have you found yourself asking ‘What are barcodes?’. If you have questions relating to barcodes, then rest assured Matthews has the answer. With over four decades worth of experience in product coding, labelling, automatic data capture and inspection, we have seen everything – and implemented and developed an excellent solution. Whether you want to learn more about barcode types, or you need the standard barcodes explained simply and succinctly, you’ve come to the right place! 

It is our vision to educate and enable Australian manufactures and transport businesses to operate under the barcode guidelines, allowing them to provide their products to consumers safely and efficiently. In order to achieve this, we have developed our barcode factsheets, if you will, located here in our Barcode Learning Centre.

Our information is in line with the barcode standards of Australia, so if you’re searching for up-to-date information on common barcodes and labelling systems, you’ve come to the right place. We hope you find everything you need to ensure your products are correctly labelled, ensuring you can offer efficient and effective products and services to your customers

EAN-13 BARCODES

Create compliant barcodes for retail point of sale, every time. Here’s what you need to know about using the EAN-13 barcode.

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CARTON BARCODES

Print compliant barcodes on your cartons and cases. Here’s everything you need to know about using carton GTINs.

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SSCC LABELS

Need to code your pallets and cases? Here’s everything you need to know about using SSCCs.

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DATABAR BARCODES

How do you identify your loose produce and small items? Here’s everything you need to know about using GS1 DataBar barcodes for hard-to-code products.

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DATAMATRIX BARCODES

How do you mark parts and components, in particular smaller items with limited available space to apply a code? Here’s everything you need to know about using GS1 DataMatrix barcodes.

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QR CODES

Engage consumers, battle counterfeiters and authenticate your products. Here’s everything you need to know about using GS1 QR Codes.

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DIGITAL LINK BARCODES

Connect your customers and trading partners to the product information they want and need. Here’s everything you need to know about using GS1 Digital Link.

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GS1 BARCODE STANDARDS

How can you be confident your barcodes will scan first time, every time? Comply with the GS1 Barcode Standards. Here’s what you need to know.

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SSCC LABEL GENERATOR

Generate your own SSCC labels for free using our new online pallet label tool.

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PICKET FENCE VS LADDER BARCODE

There are two orientations to choose from: picket fence or ladder barcode. So, which one is right for your product?

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DIRECT VS THERMAL TRANSFER PRINTING

Should you choose direct thermal print or thermal transfer labels to print barcodes? It’s critical to first understand which technology is more efficient for whom.

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