Postnet & Planet Generation Options
The Postnet barcode function is specified in IDAutomation
to create a
or Planet barcode, which encodes numbers only. The DataToEncode
is a single string of numbers and can include dashes and spaces.
The Postnet barcode function may also be used to format data
to the Planet Barcode
Font in the same way.
When using this function with the
Font, only the XS, S or M size of the font may be used. XS
is the normal version, S has the bars narrow by 10% and the
M font has the bars narrow by 20%.
Fig. 1. Postnet barcode encoding "12345-1234".
The above Postnet barcode was created with the
Barcode Image Generator.
A free online
barcode generator is also available for testing purposes. The Postnet and Planet barcode type is easily read and verified with
the IDAutomation 2D USB Barcode Scanner.