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Request Quote NowIDAutomation offers several ID and Barcode Fonts in several sizes and symbologies, with flexible licensing, including royalty-free and perpetual Developer Licenses. Offered since 1996, IDAutomation's fonts are mature, professional grade products designed to create the highest quality symbols possible. For easy application integration, IDAutomation also provides over 30 font encoders, macros and source code to automate the encoding process. All products may be downloaded immediately after the online order is approved. Refer to the Barcode FAQ if assistance is needed in choosing the type of barcode font to use.

Easy-to-use Self Checking Barcode Fonts

Self-checking fonts offer easy integration with many applications without the requirement of check digit calculations. Easy implementation is accomplished by appending an asterisk before and after the data encoded to create a complete barcode symbol, as demonstrated in the following Excel Barcode Example.

Code 39 example

Code 39 - An alpha-numeric barcode that encodes uppercase letters, numbers and some symbols; it is also referred to as Barcode/39, the 3 of 9 Code and LOGMARS Code.

Codabar barcode fonts

Codabar - A numeric barcode encoding numbers with a slightly higher density than Code 39.

Linear Barcode Fonts

IDAutomation provides over 30 font tools, macros and source code for easy application integration of the following barcode types. Many are supplied with examples for use in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Crystal Reports.

Code 11 example Code 11 - High density numeric barcode used mostly in labeling telecommunications components. Code 128 barcode fonts Code 128 - Alpha-numeric barcode with three character sets. Supports Code-128, GS1-128 (Formerly known as UCC/EAN-128) and ISBT-128.
Code 93 barcode fonts Code 93 - Similar to Code 39, but requires two checksum characters. GS-1 DataBar barcode fonts GS1 DataBar - formerly known as RSS Symbology. Used to encode the GTIN and other GS1 related data.
Interleaved 2 of 5 Example Interleaved 2 of 5 - The Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode symbology encodes numbers in pairs, similar to Code 128 set C. MSI Plessey barcode fonts MSI Plessey - Designed by the Plessey Company in England and is used primarily in libraries and retail applications, such as on grocery store shelves.
Intelligent Mail USPS barcode font USPS Intelligent Mail IMb - A new USPS barcode that combines POSTNET and PLANET data into a single bar code. Formerly referred to as OneCode and the 4-State barcode. Postnet & Planet postal fonts POSTNET & PLANET - Used by USA post offices for mail delivery and tracking.
UPC/EAN Example UPC, EAN & GTIN - This is one of the most common barcode types. It is used to encode the GTIN and also used to create JAN, ISBN and Bookland barcodes. Royal Mail postal fonts RM4SCC - Used by post offices in England and Australia for their Cleanmail Service. Used to create the CBC (Customer Bar Code), UK postcodes as well as Delivery Point Suffixes (DPSs)

Bundled Barcode Font Advantage Packages

These packages include many of IDAutomation's fonts in one package for a reasonable price.

TrueType Font Package for Windows - Includes the most popular linear barcode fonts as well as MICR and OCR in TrueType form for Windows. Premiere Font Package - Includes all linear barcode fonts as well as MICR and OCR in TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and PCL form.
Universal Barcode Font Advantage™ - Designed to support most linear barcodes as a single font on multiple operating systems and locales. Supports Code 128, GS1-128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, Postnet, Planet, USPS Intelligent Mail, MSI and Codabar. 2D Universal Font Package - Create multiple two-dimensional (2D) barcodes as a single font from multiple operating systems with the IDAutomation 2D Universal Barcode Font. Supports Aztec, Data Matrix, QR-Code and PDF417, also includes MaxiCode.

2D Fonts including Aztec, DataMatrix & PDF417

IDAutomation's unique 2D font packages include several font encoders and graphic encoders in a single product. The fonts are all compatible with their Universal 2D Font, which create several symbol types from a single font. Developer Licenses for these packages are perpetual and royalty-free.

Aztec barcode fonts Aztec Fonts - A 2D matrix barcode type that does not require quiet zones. Data Matrix Image Data Matrix Fonts - A matrix symbol that allows very efficient encoding of data into a square barcode with error correction.
Maxicode barcode fonts MaxiCode Fonts - Used primarily by UPS to route and track packages. PDF417 barcode fonts PDF417 Fonts - This unique 2D barcode type is commonly used on FedEx shipping labels and can be decoded with a PDF capable laser or CCD scanner.
QR-Code Example QR-Code Fonts - A matrix symbol that is capable of encoding binary, ASCII and Kanji characters.    

MICR & OCR Font Advantage Packages

The MICR fonts allow printing of numbers and codes to create bank checks or drafts from blank check stock. The OCR-A and OCR-B fonts are used for OCR applications requiring these specific fonts.

MICR E13B fonts MICR E13B Fonts - Used by banks in the USA and several other countries for MICR E-13B encoding. MICR CMC-7 fonts MICR CMC7 Fonts - Used by banks in France, Mexico and many Spanish speaking countries.
OCR Font Example OCR-A and OCR-B Fonts - A text font that is very easy for optical character recognition systems to read. Security Fonts Security Fonts - Used to securely print text, names and currency amounts on highly secure documents.

Other Barcode Printing Options

Barcode fonts may not always be the best choice for an application. IDAutomation offers image generators, label printing software and barcode components that can create barcodes as images without fonts.

Technical Support

Learn more about barcode technology, read the Barcoding for Beginners Tutorial for assistance in selecting the right barcode and product.  - (PDF version)

Barcode Scanners

IDAutomation USB Hand-Held Barcode ScannerIDAutomation offers several types of barcode scanners and readers, as well as their own:

Free Software

Freeware Barcode Font Piracy Notice
In many cases, other barcode fonts distributed as "freeware" or fonts that are sold very cheap are illegal counterfeits. Individuals and organizations may be held liable for using and/or distributing these illegal software products. Learn more about how to identify and report illegal counterfeit barcode fonts.

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