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Need to print a document with barcodes

Posted on 2011-09-19
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We are generating PS documents for printing from an application, however having troubles with the barcodes not coming out.

We suspect that our printer does not have barcode fonts (because we can see the barcocde references within the PS).

What would we need to do to print these?  Do we only need to install a barcode font on our workstations?  The printer are napped to our workstations.  We can buy a truetype barcode font if that's all that's required.

Is it more complicated than that.  Does the source application need to embed these fonts?

Our desktops are Windows 7.  We have a variety of printers (all modern).
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If you are using post script then it should only need the barcode font on the workstation.  Can you print to a PDF file or XPS document or something similar?  If so, do the barcodes show up on that "printout"?  If you need a print-to-pdf driver, CutePDF is free and works pretty well.
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klamerus--Perhaps of help
http://www.adams1.com/fonts.html
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by:johnb6767
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3of9.ttf is a common barcode font. I doubt it is the printer though...

Do any machines work?
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by:klamerus
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So then, do you only need the font on your desktop to support printing to a printer that doesn't the font native within it?

For PS, would a truetype font work?  I see many of those.
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Yes, you should only need the font on your local computer.
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