The UPC (Universal Product Code) bar code is used on all retail products in the U.S. and Canada. The only exceptions are for books, which use the Bookland bar code and pharmaceuticals. Each UPC bar code is a unique 11 digit number, plus checksum, that uniquely identifies one product. UPC bar code numbers can be assigned by GS1, or from My Bar Code Store. You can not just make your own bar code number up. UPC bar codes can range in width from 1.0 to 1.5 inches, and in height from .25 to 1 inch.
The solution. The fastest and easiest way to make your own UPC bar code it to use our software. You just type any UPC bar code number into the software and click a button to build a bar code. Our software will calculate your checksum and make the UPC bar code for you. You can print as many bar codes as you like, on labels, in your packaging, or even export the bar code in standard graphic formats and send it to someone else to print. You control both the height and width of the UPC bar code you want to print.
Printing labels. Printing sheets of UPC bar codes has never been easier. Just run our utility, type any UPC number in, and generate a bar code with a single click. Use the Print Labels button to select the size of the label you want to print your UPC bar code on. Our bar code label templates cover all standard label sizes. Once selected, your label template appears in your Word processor, where you can add text and even graphics to your bar code label. View our flash tutorial to see just how easy this is to do.
Exporting bar codes. If you need to send your UPC bar code to someone else to print, our software will export your UPC bar code in bmp, gif, jpg, or png formats. You have a choice of four different resolutions including 300, 600, 900, and 1200 dpi. Our UPC bar code software lets you control both the height and the width of the UPC bar code you are building.
Making multiple bar codes. If you need to generate large numbers of different UPC bar codes we have the solution. This software includes Visual Basic macros that work directly inside Excel, Access, and Word to build your bar codes. For example, add our macros to Excel and you can make a cell with a new formula that builds UPC bar codes directly from the data you want to bar code. This is an easy way to generate thousands of bar codes all at once.
- Bar Code Length: Fixed (6 or 12 digits, plus 2 and 5 digit supplemental)
- Bar Code Sets: UPC-A, UPC-E, + 2 & 5 digit supplemental
- Checksum: Required
- Data Type: Numeric only
- Export Format: Export bar codes as font strings, or bmp, gif, jpg, png graphics
- Features: five aspect ratios of each bar code font
- Font Formats: Windows OpenType and PostScript
- Requires: Laser or inkjet printer with at least 300 dpi resolution
- Works with: MS Word, MS Excel, WordPerfect, MS Access, MS FoxPro, PageMaker, Illustrator, Quark Express, Corel Draw, and many more.
- PDF Files: These fonts will not embed in a pdf file. Embeddable fonts for pdf files require a special license.