want to print barcodes, then Datascan can offer you several solutions:
For 2D barcodes,
we recommend for users of HP LaserJet printers the BarDIMM;
for other users, you must incorporate code into your applications - you
will need to contact us to discuss this further.
For 1D barcodes,
the choice is greater:
The HP LaserJet user can use the BarDimm or
a Custom DIMM/SIMM/Cartridge/Card
for printers which will accept plug-in devices, Datascan can program any
number of symbologies onto a user-installable module. See the hardware
page for more information. Different barcode symbologies require different
levels of encoding to be performed on the data you wish to print as a
barcode. All barcodes are supplied with full instructions and worked through
For printers which do not accept a plug-in device, we supply an item called
an EASi-STORE. This will work with almost any page printer with a parallel
port. See EASi-STORE for
TrueType and PostScript Fonts
- for users of Microsoft Windows (all versions from 3.1
to XP), or MacOS, we can supply you with a 1D barcode
as a font which is accessible from a drop-down list in most applications.
Different barcode symbologies require different levels of encoding to
be performed on the data you wish to print as a barcode. All barcodes
are supplied with full instructions and worked through examples or you
can use our Barcoder software
(Windows only) to help with this encoding. TrueType barcodes are visible
on screen (WYSIWYG).
For users of any PCL printer, we
supply the 1D barcodes as soft fonts, which work in a
similar way to a plug-in device but must be downloaded each time the printer
BarDIMM - a device which plugs into a
memory slot on your HP LaserJet printer, the BarDIMM or BarSIMM is usable
from any host system (including Windows, VMS, UNIX etc). The device includes
many different barcodes (both 1D and 2D), euro symbols and dingbat fonts.
No encoding of the data you wish to print is necessary. See the BarDIMM
page for more information.