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Bar code fonts and utilities
Solutions available: Windows stand-alone font, Windows font + encoder, AFP, Xerox, PCL, and bespoke solutions.
Please email email@example.com with your requirements and we will find a solution for you.
Some of the most popular linear bar codes include the following:
Terrapin can provide 2D bar code font solutions for PDF417, DataMatrix and Aztec symbologies to support the following print environments: AFP (240, 300 & 600 dpi), Xerox Metacode, HP-PCL, Windows and PostScript.
Our 2D bar code solutions have been proved to work on Pitney Bowes, Bell & Howell, Bowe and other industry standard mailing/inserting machines.
Linear vs. 2D bar coding from the user's point of view
Barcodes can now be enhanced to reflect a product image and grab attention. Please visit our sister-site Designer Barcodes.
Postal Bar codes
Machine-readable bar codes are also desirable in the postal industry because the mail bar codes often have to be read under less than ideal circumstances. It was decided that a standard bar code that relied on the relative widths of bars to encode information would not produce sufficiently accurate results for mail sorting purposes. For this reason, a new type of bar code was developed using bar heights rather than widths to encode information. In the US, Postnet was developed for the US Zip Code, which is strictly numeric. The code uses bar height above the baseline to encode information.
Because UK postal codes are alphanumeric, utilisation of the US Postnet bar code would have produced codes unacceptably long, so the concept of bar height below the baseline was added to the bar code.
Other machine readable fontsOCR
Optical character recognition fonts include OCR-A and OCR-B. OCR-B was designed by Adrian Frutiger and in addition to being machine readable, it is also very visually pleasing and may be used for non-automated applications.
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