I have a new ZP 450 CPT and installed its latest Zebra driver 184.108.40.206 (not the Seagull version) on Windows 2008 R2.
I also installed a PDF printer and used it to generate PDF files from Bartender Automation 10.1. Barcodes in the PDF files are vector format and they look exactly same as what Bartender shows on screen.
The PDF files were printed perfectly on HP/Cannon laser printers but when they were printed on the Zebra printer, widths of the bars were slightly changed. The change seems random and caused by the calculation of positions during drawing.
There is no such problem when using Bartender to print same barcodes on the Zebra printer directly. I'm 100% sure there is nothing wrong with the PDF files (actually they were originally Postscript and then converted to PDF).
I understand this is NOT a Bartender problem but Zebra's technical support really sucks. So I had to come here to bother you guys with following questions:
Why did Bartender do the job correctly and how? Does Bartender use GDI to send jobs to the printer or it uses the printer driver directly? Does it use barcode fonts on the Zebra printer?
I'm a software engineer, so please do not hesitate to throw some technical details that could help me to fix the PDF printing problem on the stupid Zebra.
Thanks in advance.