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USPS Postnet Barcode Font Package

Postnet Barcode Generated with a Font

  • Easily generate USPS Postnet barcodes for fast and efficient mail delivery.
  • Examples included for Word, Excel, Access and Crystal Reports.
  • TrueType, PostScript, OpenType and PCL LaserJet soft fonts are included in various sizes for maximum flexibility.
  • Over 30 royalty-free font encoder tools are provided to automate the process of calculating the Postnet check digit.
  • With a purchase of the Developer License or above, Web Fonts are included in WOFF, EOT and SVG formats to easily display barcodes in any web browser.
  • Single and Multi-User licenses from $139 with royalty-free Developer licenses from $395.

NOTE: The Postnet Font Package is now merged with the Intelligent Mail Font Package, which includes other USPS fonts such as Intelligent Mail, FIM, Code-128 and OCR-A. Refer to the Intelligent Mail Font Package for a complete list of what is offered in this package.

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Implementating USPS Postal Barcode Symbologies


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USPS automation uses Postnet barcodes to automate the delivery of mail; however, the USPS has discontinued offering discounts for bulk mail printed with the Postnet barcode. Several postal barcode implementation examples are provided with the Windows installation .exe included in the package. Additionally, many of IDAutomation's Font Tools include tutorials that may assist in implementation.

Obtaining Data to Encode

Before the data is encoded in the barcode, it must be formatted properly. The links below will provide the information necessary to create a string of text that will be encoded:

Postnet encodes the zip code and delivery point.

Planet tracks inbound and outbound letter mail.

Intelligent Mail combines Postnet zip code data and Planet tracking into one compact symbol. This is the new recommended barcode and will replace Postnet and Planet.

USPS GS1-128 is used for special services such as delivery confirmation.

Formatting Data to Fonts

Special formatting must be added to all Postnet, Planet and Code 128 barcodes to create an accurate postal barcode symbol. IDAutomation recommends using font encoder tools to automatically add the required start, stop and checksum characters to the barcode font.

In some cases, the font tools may not be needed. If the check digit is already pre-calculated or included in the data for a Postnet or Planet barcode, it is only necessary to place the parenthesis or quotation marks around the data as the start and stop characters before the font is applied and to ensure that the data does not contain any spaces or dashes. For example, the ZIP code data of 12345-6789 would be (1234567895) after the check digit is applied and the Start/Stop characters added. To manually calculate the check digit, please refer to the Check Digit Calculation Example in the USPS Barcode FAQ. The Online Barcode Font Encoder may be used to verify check digits, or to create individual barcodes.

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Font Names Used Prior to July, 2003

Font Name

Font Tools Function

Purpose

AdvPNET Postnet() Postnet font
AdvPLNT Postnet() Planet font
AdvOCR-A na OCR-A font
AdvI25d I2of5Mod10() Interleaved 2 of 5 font
(not used by USPS as of 2005)
AdvC128d Code128() or USPS() Code 128 Font
AdvPNETn Postnet() Postnet font with bars narrowed by 10%
AdvPLNTn Postnet() Planet font with bars narrowed by 10%
AdvFIM na FIM barcode font

NOTE: The Postnet Font Package is now combined with the Intelligent Mail Font Package, which includes other USPS fonts including Intelligent Mail, FIM, Code-128 and OCR-A fonts. Refer to the Intelligent Mail Font Package for a complete list of what this package contains.

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