Printing Barcode With White Ink S’abonner

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Hi

 

We're investigating whether it's possible to print a white C128 barcode on black material using white ink.

 

Can anyone tell me if it's possible (and how using BT) to print  the white spaces of the barcode and quiet zone, so that the black background material is left unprinted to become black bars.

 

I know it's possible to achieve a similar result by using white material and printing background and  barcode in black, in a reversed out box.

 

For this application I need to print white ink  on to a black background. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Rob

 

 

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Fernando Ramos Miracle
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Hello Rob,

 

This can certainly be done in BarTender, although it's a bit "tricky".

 

First thing you need to consider is that BarTender doesn't now (or care) what the colour of the ink is, it will always "print" what is seen as black in the design. To get this done do the following:

 

1. Drop down a barcode.
2. Set the color of the barcode to white.
3. Enable a border on the barcode.
4. Set the fill of the border to black.
5. Adjust border spacing as necessary to cover quiet zone.
 
You'll also need to change the barcode's print method so BarTender takes care of it instead of the printer (this way is sent as a graphic).
 
*Unfortunately this method is initially a bit troublesome as we are used to work on a WYSIWYG fashion, which is not what's happening when changing the colour of the ink ribbon and stock. We hope to be able to add some sort of function that changes the visual aspect of the design in BarTender depending on these variables.
 
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Hi

 

Thanks, that works fine.

 

Regards

 

Rob

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Raising this up. I need to generate template to printer memory using Bartender, that has basic Code 128 barcode on black label (using white ribbon). Then There is few variables that are sent to printer using ZPL language (including these barcodes). I have white box on the template behind this barcode variables, but when variables are sent to the printer (using barcode font from printer memory), barcode is not shown on the label - only box there.... Any tricks for this?

 

Have tried this with both drivers (Bartender driver for Zebra 110Xi4 and Seagulls)

 

Template is uploaded using Seagulls driver (Zebra XML enabled)

 

I Can do this with instructions above, using Bartender. But what sort of label needs to be uploaded to printer, to be able to print this "inverted colors readable barcode" using ZPL (or XML)? Even that we have unlimited installations for Bartender (license for qty of printers), I would not like to install bartender to machine sending print command and variables to printer.

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Fernando Ramos Miracle
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Hello Juha,

 

Unfortunately you won't be able to print such barcode using barcodes generated directly with ZPL commands. Note that in our solution the barcode data is sent as graphic information precisely because the Zebra firmware is not able to manage such inverted barcodes.

 

The problem is that the printer needs to print the "spaces" between the actual bars, and there is no way of telling the printer through ZPL to do that.

 

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I see this is an older thread, but it's exactly what I need to do for my customer.  They have a blue background and want to print with a white ribbon.  After initial tries, the are seeing poor print quality, so the slowed it down quite a bit and it seems to help.  They have the temp all the way  already.  I would guess that if we could load the barcode graphic to the printer it would speed it up.  Can you point me to a way to do this?  They are printing a run of identical labels for a product, and the barcode will be the same on all of them in the batch.

 

Thanks,

Valerie

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Valerie Abrams
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Also -- where do I set the Barcode's Print Method ?

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