Why Buy from Unique Marketing?
Unique Marketing was started in 1982 in the basement of our house. This was a good run for over 30 years and growing. We began to advertise through door to door, trade shows and direct mail. After one year we rented our first office, this was a very small office and it also served as our supply storage.
After five years in that small office we had to move into a larger facility. This facility included a 5,000 square foot warehouse and three offices. With five employees. Business was booming. From a mom and pop business we are very proud of what we accomplished. After a while we were doing 15 trade shows a year and had a professional catalogue designed where we had our printing company print 10,000 copies three times a year.
How did this happen?
It happened because Unique Marketing provides the best prices, support, and we still speak to our customers on a one to one basis. We always try to help our customers in what their needs are and the least expensive way to resolve their pricing needs. As time went on we expanded our products to barcoding, software, label design, and more. I believe we have the best technical support in the business. We have many referral customers who will vouch for this and their names and telephone numbers are available to new customers at any time.
Please give us the opportunity to service your company. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
John and Beverley Puglisi, Owners
About Barcode Labels
Barcode labels are made with two different materials. One is called Direct Thermal, where the paper has ink already in it and the ink is drawn out of the label by running through the heated print head. The other material is called Thermal Transfer where the ink is transferred from a ribbon onto the paper.
There are many sizes of barcode tags and labels. In most cases they range from 1 inch in width and 1 to 6 inches in height. There are many types of barcode labels. However the most commonly used in the U.S. is the UPCA Symbology. The UPCA barcode is made up with 12 digits. The first digit is called the Number System. The next 5 digits are called the MFG.CODE, the next 5 digits are the Product Code. And the last digit is called the CHECK DIGIT.
Most labels and tags can be designed by using the proper software. We recommend a program called Nice Label. With Nice Label, you can very easily design a label with a company name, description, Barcode, and price. Once the label is designed, you can give it a name and save it. When you re-open that label and it will open with blank spaces so you can fill in whatever information you wish. Note that no two barcodes are ever the same.
How does a new business get a barcode assigned to them? All you need to do is go to the GS1 Barcode website at http://www.gs1.org/. Click on the "Get a GS1 barcode" button and you will be able to locate a GS1 office. You can also contact Unique Marketing Distributors at 1-800-356-8915 and we will be glad to help.