Re: Printing barcodes (116 Views)
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Alan Porter
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Printing barcodes

We are currently printing softfonts to a HP3000 to allow us to print barcodes. And we are needing to know how this is done on a HP9000 using HP-UX.
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Eric Sorensen_1
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Re: Printing barcodes

Hello Alan,

There are several methods to produce barcodes but the typical method is to ensure the printer is barcode capable (i.e. install a barcode chip) and then send PCL triggering the barcode function, and then send raw data. If you use this method, then it will not matter which host is sending the data.

I do not know what you mean by "printing softfonts." Perhaps you are uploading a barcode "font" from a PC into the printer, and then triggering the use of that font through PCL commands? If so, then I suspect it will work just as well from HPUX...
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Alan Porter
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Re: Printing barcodes

Hello Eric,

We know about the "Barcode chip", but don't like that option because we have some many printers that we would have to add it too.

You are correct... we are downloading the barcode to the printer from the HP3000. We are calling this a softfont. How would you download a font using HP-UX? We have tried FTP, but that didn't work.

We copied the fontfile from the 3000 to 9000 using FTP Binary. Then tried sending it to the printer using "LP -ddpro -oraw fontfile".
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Eric Sorensen_1
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Re: Printing barcodes

Hello Alan,

Sorry, but I know very little about HPUX. There are many other people that work "both sides of the fence" so maybe someone else will reply, or you could post your question to the HPUX forum.
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