IDAutomation's bar code fonts allow printing of POSTNET, PLANET, FIM, OneCode, Intelligent Mail, RM4SCC and Australia Post Address barcodes from systems supporting TrueType, PostScript or PCL LaserJet soft fonts including Windows, DOS, Mac, Linux and Unix.
Implementing solutions with IDAutomation's postal fonts provides a high level of scalability with operating system, application and printer independence. Learn more about the quality of these fonts.
The postal fonts that are provided, such as OCR-A and FIM, are easy-to-use. However, barcode fonts such as Postnet and Planet require a "check-digit" calculation, which can be automatically generated with the royalty-free font tools.
USPS Intelligent Mail OneCode Confirm should be considered for new implementations of this barcode type because it combines Postnet and Planet data into a single symbol.
Intelligent Mail is the USPS implementation of the 4-State Customer Barcode type in the United States. Other implementations of the 4-State Customer Barcode exist in other countries such as RM4SCC, which are described below. The primary purpose of Intelligent Mail is to combine the zip code data of Postnet and the tracking of Planet into a single barcode symbol with additional data as described in the Intelligent Mail FAQ and Tutorial.
|Font Used||Tracker, Ascender
OCR-A fonts are used for better character recognition at post offices that have new advanced optical character recognition systems. These systems can decode the characters in the address without error because they conform to the ISO standard. One example is the OCR-A font that is used occasionally on U.S. mail with the FIM-D barcode symbol.
To help users integrate barcodes into their applications, IDAutomation provides several font automation tools such as Microsoft Office Macros for Word, Excel and Access, Visual Basic, ANSI C and JAVA Source Code, ActiveX DLLs, Crystal Reports User Function Libraries (UFLs) and a check digit calculation application with Visual Basic source code as a free download for programmers and technical users. The tools automatically format the start, stop and check characters to the barcode fonts.
Before sending the printed barcodes to the post office, it is recommended
to find some method of doing a test scan on the barcode or verify it with
a POSTNET & Intelligent
Mail Barcode Reader. IDAutomation offers an easy-to-use
that will scan and grade the bar-codes with a quality assurance test and
report any possible issues. This is an example of the output that is received
when scanning a barcode that was still acceptable to the post office:
>>> PQA <<<
POSTNET: 62 Bars, nominally from 02.54 to 03.05 in. in Width
Bar Sequence: 10011000110011001100010100000111100000110100011000101010011001
[A] (Ok) < Tall Bar Heights: 0.130 in.
[B] (Hi) < Short Bar Heights: 0.058 in.
[A] (Ok) < Bar Widths = 0.021 in.
[A] (Ok) < Inter-Bar Gaps = 0.024 in.
NOTE: After ordering the POSTNET Barcode Font Advantage Package license, the customer will receive the complete fully functional POSTNET, PLANET, FIM, OCR-A, and Code 128 font set with rights to use IDAutomation tools, macros and source code.
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|The USPS Postnet & Intelligent Mail Font Package includes fonts that support POSTNET, PLANET, Intelligent Mail, OneCode, Code 128, FIM and OCR-A.|
|The Royal Mail 4 State Font Package includes fonts that support RM4SCC and includes the IDAutomation4STATE font.|
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