Bar Code Label Requirements
Graco requires a shipping label (Vendor Carton Label as defined in the Graco Supplier Bar Code Manual) on every pallet, carton or container received. You’ll notice that our Supplier Bar Code Manual is referenced where required.
Minimum information required on Vendor Carton Label (shown on page 9 of supplier manual).
Must be large enough to contain all required information (we use 4”x6” labels)
Labels MUST be WHITE in color
Label adhesives can be pressure sensitive or dry gummed as long as adherence to the package is assured and application is wrinkle-free
The printing on label MUST be BLACK in color
The ink or ribbon in your printer MUST be of proper carbon content
The bar code symbols MUST meet ANSI guidelines (ANSI X3.182-1990)
Code 128 symbology (developed by ANSI)
At a minimum Graco requires the following information on the Vendor Carton Label, however, we prefer each label to contain the information detailed in the specifications (pages 12 through 14 in the supplier manual)
- ORDER NUMBER
- PART NUMBER
- QUANTITY (PER CARTON)
Ref page 21 figure 1 for our preferred example.
Location of label is critical to the success of this program. See pages 10 and 11 of supplier manual for more information. Ref pages 24-27 for examples.
ONLY IF REQUIRED
If you are shipping directly to our distribution center, you may be required to use UPC labels (noted on engineering drawing). Detailed specifications are on pages 15 through 18: Product Carton Labels (larger) and UPC labels (smaller).
- Product Carton Label ref page 22 figure 2
- UPC Label ref page 23 figure 3
These specifications are subject to change and advanced notification will be sent in such case.