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How do you print barcode labels for free?

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Using online barcode generator tools on websites such as OnlineLabels.com is one simple way of printing barcode labels for free. It should be noted, however, that product distributors are usually required by retailers to have authorized Universal Product Code, or UPC, numbers for their trade items. UPC numbers have a globally unique GS1 Company Prefix and only the GS1 can issue such numbers, according to BarcodesInc.com.

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A barcode is essentially data that is encoded in black and white bars or elements in a visual representation that is readable by an optical scanning machine, notes BarcodesInc.com. Apart from tracking inventory of product, other uses of barcodes include patient identification in healthcare and hospital settings and tracking airline luggage, rental cars, registered mail and parcels.

The following shows how to use the free online barcode generating tool on OnlineLabels.com.

  1. Go to the website
  2. Type www.onlinelabels.com into the browser and press "Enter."

  3. Go to the barcode generator page
  4. Navigate to the free barcode generator tool by mousing over the "Design & Templates" option on the home page to display the submenu. On the submenu, mouse over the "Nutrition/Barcode/QR Codes" option to display another menu and then click on "Create a Barcode Label."?

  5. Enter the information
  6. Select a barcode type and enter the barcode data. Click on the "Generate" button.

  7. Download the image
  8. After the tool generates the barcode, download the image. The barcode image will be in .png file format and will be ready to be printed from an office document or an image editing software.

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