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GS1 Logistic Label - Decodability issue


The requirement is to generate a GS1 logistic label
Label size: A6 or 105mm x 148mm
Format: GS1-128
There are two barcodes that need to be printed on the label

1. Concatenated Bar Code (height 32mm magnification factor 25-100%, light Margin min 10.2mm @100%, or 5.1mm @50% or 2.6 mm @25% )
AI02 (GTIN), AI37(Quantity), AI17(used by date), AI10 (BatchNo)

2. SSCC (height 32mm, width 78mm)

I am using a Crystal report ver 12.5 and Zebra Z4mPlus printer with good quality labels

I have been able to code the AI using parentheses and Tilde method and all works fine

When we try to obtain accrediation, I can see it reads all the relevant data with the AI code etc.but the label fails at decodability.

Also, for the first barcode when I try to fit
the GTIN, Quantity, used by Date and Batch no, it over flows on to the next line.

I am using IDAutomationC128XXL font with 15 point size. I barely manage to get it this within the required height (32mm)

Can you advise on the following

1. Is the font I am using appropriate to print (height 32mm and width of 78mm) if not can you advise which font I should use. I have tried the others IDautomation fonts and then seem to come shot on height

2. can you suggest which font?

3. I am getting a reading of F (see link http://www.isisintegration.co.uk/iso_iec_15426-1.html) on the various grading and the failure point seem to be on the thick bar code print.

4. Can you suggest what other factors can I check or trouble shoot to get a better decodability

Help !



Tony





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Operating System: Window Server

Application: Crystal Report

08-23-13     2185 day(s) ago    

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Ben

Best Answer

The font to use is dependent on the type of printer (thermal or laser). Take a look a the Code 128 Font Specifications. Based on the spec, 15 points is actually an invalid font size as it does not generate the proper XDimension.

Verify the XDimension that you need for your specification.

The IDAutomationC128M (Medium height) font is generally recommended. At 12 points, the font height about a 1/2 inch tall. 12 points produces about 12 mils. You may have to make adjustments to the point size.

About GS1-128



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