The IPS (International Priority Airmail) and ISAL (International Surface Air Lift) barcode is created using the Code 128 Barcode symbology.
As of 9.7.2012, it requires an XDimension (width of the narrow bars) of .010 (.015 preferred) and a minimum barcode height of 0.5 inches.
It is a 24 digit barcode that includes:
Mailer Permit Number
The mailer permit number is a 10 digit numeric value.
The product code is 1 character alphanumeric value. Examples:
C= ISAL Without Customs Forms;
P= IPA Without Customs Forms;
D= Global Direct Without Customs Forms;
E= GBE Without Customs Forms;
A= ISAL With Customs Forms;
I= IPA With Customs Forms;
G= Global Direct With Customs Forms;
B= GBE With Customs Forms
The service code is a 1 character alphanumeric value. Examples:
The receptacle type is a 1 character alphanumeric value. Examples:
(B=Bag; L=Letter tray; F=Flat tray; P=Pallet; G=Gaylord)
Destination Office of Exchange
Destination of exchange is a 3 character alpha value. Examples include:
The serial number is an 8 character alphanumeric value. The Serial Number field (positions 17 -24) is used to uniquely identify each receptacle. Duplicate receptacle numbers must not be used.
IDAutomation products (that include Code 128) can generate this standard including:
Font and Encoder
Code 128 Font Package
Barcode Image Generator
Barcode Label Software
Barcode Components including .NET Windows Forms Control, ASP Server Controls, Java Component, etc.
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