How to Create Your Own Barcodes

Make your own barcode labels
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Can a label create a gateway into the digital world? Yes, it’s possible—with barcodes. With a barcode scanner, people can scan your barcode and connect digitally to your website, online coupons, videos, and other digital media right from their phones. Here’s how to create your own barcode labels with Avery Design & Print. 

Once you’ve created your barcodes, simply use Avery blank labels by the sheet or professionally printed roll or sheet labels. You can also use our printable packaged labels.

Step 1: Go to Avery Design & Print

Open the free Avery Design & Print software. To start a new project, click Start Designing and enter your Avery product number. Click Select this Template.

Step 2: Choose your design

Use the menu on the left to browse design categories. Or, select a blank template and upload your own design.

Step 3: Add barcode

Select More from the menu on the left, then click QR and Barcodes. Use the drop-down menu to choose the format and code type. When you’re done, click Merge.

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Step 4: Set up your barcode

A pop-up window will appear. You can choose to import your barcode data from a spreadsheet, add sequential numbering, or type in a specific barcode. The sample view will show you what your barcode will look like. Click the circular arrow button to refresh the view image after entering your information.

When you’re done, click Finish.

Step 5: Test your barcode

Use a barcode scanner to test the barcode on your screen to make sure it will work appropriately. Click Preview & Print when you’re ready to review.

Step 6: Choose your print option

Select Print It Yourself to print using your own printer. Choose Let Us Print for You to have Avery WePrint, our professional printing service, print your project for you.

After selecting your print option, you will be able to save your design into your Avery account and use it over and over.