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PCL bitmapped fonts for Unix, AS/400, DOS, and other operating systems.

Requires LaserJet or compatible printer.

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PCL Bitmapped Bar Codes & More Font Set

This package contains a collection of PCL bitmapped LaserJet soft fonts for printing barcodes. These bar code soft fonts can be used with DOS, Unix, or AS/400 computers. They are not recommended for use in Windows (see our TrueType Bar Codes and More package for a Windows version). PCL barcode fonts are stored on your computers hard disk and must be sent to an HP LaserJet or compatible printer before they can be used.

Once these PCL fonts are sent to your printer, they will stay there until your LaserJet's power is turned off. To print a bar code, you send a PCL font selection command to your printer (our documentation explains these command sequences). Next, send your barcode data to the printer. Finally, you send a PCL command to your printer, switching it back to the normal font.

This set includes five of the most widely used bar code formats, plus OCR-A and OCR-B. These barcodes include bar code types: 2/5, 2/5 interleaved, 3/9, PostNet, and UPC-A. Barcode 2/5 is used to encode numeric data. Bar code 2/5 interleaved lets you encode very high density numeric data. Barcode 3/9 is one of the most commonly used bar codes and offers numeric, upper case ASCII, and some punctuation. PostNet barcode is used to print bar codes for U.S. Mail delivery. Finally, the UPC-A barcode is commonly used on groceries and products throughout North America.

The 2/5, 2/5 interleaved, and 3/9 bar codes come in four different heights and two different pitches. The PostNet font has a fixed height and width. UPC-A comes in two different heights, both with a fixed pitch. All fonts come in PCL LaserJet standard bitmapped soft font format.

Want to know more about this package? View the complete Bar Codes and More PCL font documentation in PDF format here. Or view the pdf documentation for examples on how to use these PCL soft fonts to print barcodes.

  • 3/9 Data Type: Alpha-Numeric+ (upper case only)
    Bar Code Length: Variable - Checksum: Optional
  • 2/5 Data Type: Numeric
    Bar Code Length: Variable - Checksum: None
  • 2/5 Interleaved Data Type: Numeric (even number of digits)
    Bar Code Length: Variable - Checksum: Optional
  • PostNet Data Type: Numeric
    Bar Code Length: Fixed - Checksum: Required
  • UPC-A Data Type: Numeric (assigned by Uniform Code Council)
    Bar Code Length: Fixed - Checksum: Required
  • Requires: HP LaserJet or PCL compatible printer with at least 300 dpi resolution
  • Documentation: Bar Codes and More PCL font documenation in PDF format