Inverting Barcode In Bartender Follow

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Hello everybody,

nice to see there is a seagull-forum. Let's fill it up! :D

To my problem:
I need to print barcodes with an Intermec PF4i on black media with white thermal transfer ribbon.
Because it is no good idea to print a white barcode directly (as it's difficult to read by scanners) i have drawn a black filled rectangle and in its foreground i put a white colored barcode, hopping the printer would give me what i need.

As i now realized, the printer just gets the command: Here are two objetcs, print them. Don't care what color it is. So i get white on white.
Here is how it should be print: [url="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/labelc.png/"]label[/url]
And here how it looks like: [url="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/101/whiteonblack.png/"]WhiteOnBlack[/url]

So is there a possibility to invert the barcode, so the printer will print the gaps instead of the barcode itself?

Any help would be appreciated.

David

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Hi David, try this..

1. Place a black box, then place a white barcode on the box.
2. On the barcode's property > Barcode Tab > Print Method, select "Bar codes and human readable text controlled by BarTender"
3. On print dialog > Object print method, set Boxes: to "Raster Graphics".
[attachment=5:white barcode.png]
in this way BarTender send a rectangular image rather than white box and white barcode.

Hope that helps!
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Hi,

I was playing around with these options, but didn't find the right combination :)
Thank you very much for this hint, it works like a charm!
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Hi,
 
I've follow the steps given by Shotaro for an inverse label, attached is a screenshot of what I've after in Bartender and what I'm actually getting on my black label stock:
1. Place a black box, then place a white barcode on the box.
2. On the barcode's property > Barcode Tab > Print Method, select "Bar codes and human readable text controlled by BarTender"
3. On print dialog > Object print method, set Boxes: to "Raster Graphics".
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in this way BarTender send a rectangular image rather than white box and white barcode.
 
 
What I want:
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What I'm getting:
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My barcode symbology is GS1-128 (customer requirement).
I have tried Code 39 and other symbologies just in case it was a font issue, same result.
 
Note, the human readable text is also off centre.
 
What is interesting is that sometimes the text is centered, and it can move around between prints.
 
I also sometimes get an error (PCX or something like that) when it sends the print request.
 
I have a Brady Plus 600 connected via USB to my laptop.
Running BarTender Designer 2016 R2.
 
I have already flashed the firmware with the most current one available.
I have removed the Brady printer drivers and I am running with Seagull Scientific printer drivers, again the most current ones.

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