Barcode Labels

Examples of our Custom Printed Barcode Stickers

Barcode Labels

Abacas Studios is a specialist barcode printer, producing professional barcode labels for businesses across the UK. We can print consecutive numbered barcodes and QR codes, with the ability to support a full range of barcode types – including the popular Code 39 and Code 128 barcodes. We can print your specialist barcodes onto paper or vinyl depending on your needs, and we can add barcodes to your existing artwork prior to printing if necessary.

Barcodes are crucial for a multitude of businesses and organisations. They offer an efficient and simple method to track and store important information about items, whether it’s an individual product or a large stock of thousands. Barcodes contain a wealth of information that can be picked up by scanners – so it’s crucial to enlist a trusted printing service that specialises in getting barcodes perfect, every time.

Barcode Label Specifications

Choose between our self-adhesive barcode stickers and waterproof vinyl barcode labels.

We offer fourteen standard sizes and shapes for our self-adhesive paper barcode labels.

Our self-adhesive waterproof vinyl barcodes can be cut to any size or shape up to 1565mm x 9900mm – yes, we can produce almost 10m high barcodes if needed!

The barcodes can be printed along with your own artwork and your own text – no need to have two separate labels for the barcode and the company logo or product description.

We offer consecutive numbering and serial numbers on all barcode printing options.

Our A4 sheets of printed barcode labels will stick to almost any clean, smooth or slightly textured surface.

Our permanent adhesive paper stickers are scratch, scuff, heat and splash-resistant. Our vinyl stickers are fully waterproof and weatherproof, so you can decide which option best meets your needs.

Types of Barcodes

Here are all the types of barcodes that we can print as part of our specialist service – if you already know what type of barcode you’re looking for, see if it’s listed here:

  • Code 39
  • Code 39 mod 43
  • Code 128 Auto Switching
  • Code 128A
  • Code 128B
  • Code 128C
  • EAN-8
  • EAN-8 Plus 2
  • EAN-8 Plus 5
  • EAN-13
  • EAN-13 Plus 5
  • EAN-128
  • Interleaved 2 of 5
  • Interleaved 2 of 5 mod 10
  • ITF 14
  • Plessey
  • Postnet
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-A Plus 2
  • UPC-A Plus 5
  • UPC-E
  • UPC-Plus 2
  • UPC-E Plus 5
  • Code 128C (F1, mod10)
  • UCC/EAN-128
  • UPC Shipping Container
  • UCC/EAN-128 (Multi)

When ordering please advise us of:

  1. Type of bar code (Code 39 or Code 128 etc)
  2. Height of bars (standard is 12.7mm)
  3. If human readable (digits showing)
  4. The bar code value (digits)
  5. Bar height to width ratio (2.1 3.1 or 5.2)


Quality & Customer Service

We’ve been printing on self-adhesive vinyl and specialist papers and foils for our customers since 1998, and we’ve been expanding our print methods regularly since then. Our print quality is to the highest industry standard and considered by print experts and our customers to be excellent. We make sure that our customer service is as good as our products and we will keep you informed about the progress of your print order and sort out any problems quickly and fairly.


We accept artwork in the following formats:

Vectors: .pdf, .eps, .ai, .cdr
Bitmaps: .psd, .pdd, .cpt, .tiff, .gif, .png, .jpeg, .bmp

If your image is in a Microsoft Word of Publisher file, we can convert your files for you. Optionally, if you send a .jpeg by email or a print in the post, we can visually check that nothing has moved. Artwork produced in vector format will result in much sharper printed text, particularly artwork with very small lettering.

How to Pay

We accept all major credit and debit cards (including Visa, MasterCard, Delta and Switch/Maestro), cheques payable to “Abacas Studios Ltd”, Postal Orders and BACS.