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When I print the label on the zebra printer the bar code prints but I am unable to scan the bar code.
I have a crystal report which will create a packing label with a barcode to identify the amount of product packed in a case.  When I created the report I am able to print bar code for scanning on the label and I can scan anything whenit is printed to a laser printer but if I print the label to a zebra printer the bar code will not scan, when I print to a laser printer the bar code will scan?
For some reason I am drawing a blank when it comes to what or why this situation will occur?

Can anyone advise on why this happens and how to fix the situation?
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Question by:Scott Johnston
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Are you creating the Bar-code as a graphic and then just printing the image to the printers? or are you using the Bar-code language of the Zebra?  the white space is critical  do a comparison of both do they match exactly?
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I found out that it is a white space issue, I have been testing with different font sizes and have gotten the labels to scan, I just now need to dial it in...
Thank you
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I think this will solve your problem:
http://www.idautomation.com/kb/print-quality.html
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by:Scott Johnston
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 250 points for tncode's comment #a39911359
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I found a solution based on the comment from the first person.
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He stated that my suggestion put him on the right track.  Points should be awarded, before he closes this issue.
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What ever dude, thanks for the help.  

The second answer was able to give me a outline to the font sizes that helped to produce the correct white space.

If you feel I am being unfair then you can have all the points!  This portal to communicate solutions and is designed to help people not to see who can gather the most points, at least in my mind that is what or how I use experts-exchange.
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