PDF417 Font and Encoder Suite

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All orders include automatic registration and lifetime Level 1 support and include one incident of Level 2 support for a period of 60 days. Level 2 support and upgrades may be provided beyond 60 days if the Level 2 Support and Upgrade Subscription is purchased when making the order.

Easily add PDF417 barcodes to applications that support TrueType, PostScript, OpenType or PCL fonts with this font package.

  • Generates 2D PDF417 barcodes using fonts and encoders.
  • Complies with ISO/IEC 15438, USS AIM PDF417 and FedEx PDF417 specifications for accurate barcode display and printing.
  • Compatible with both 32 and 64-bit operating systems and applications including Microsoft Office, SSRS, FileMaker, Crystal Reports, Android, iOS, Mac and Windows 10.
  • Multiple font types are included in the package, such as Digitally Signed TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and PCL fonts.
  • Native formulas for Excel, Access, FileMaker, Crystal Reports and JavaScript are included that allow distribution without any DLLs or components.
  • Uses IDAutomation Vertical Interleaved Technology™ for improved performance.
  • Includes the Universal 2D Barcode Font, which generates several 2D barcode types from a single font.
  • With a purchase of the Developer License or above:
    • .NET Standard 2.0 & .NET Core 2.0 source code in C# and VB.NET with examples and assembly.
    • Web Fonts are included in WOFF, EOT and SVG formats to display barcodes in any web browser.
    • A silent installation executable is included with source set up to create custom installations.
    • Additional native font encoders are provided for SSRS, C++, FileMaker Pro, JavaScript, VBA, Java and .NET.
  • PDF417 Fonts require special formatting so that the data-to-encode will be readable when the PDF417 font is applied. Font encoders are provided to automatically complete this.

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NOTE: Because the PDF417 Barcode Fonts are a high fraud item, all orders are subject to a manual approval process, which may delay the accessibility of the download link for this software.

Before ordering:

  • Refer to Section 1 of the License Agreement to determine the correct license needed and the chart below to see what is included with each license.
  • All orders include automatic registration and lifetime Level 1 support and include one incident of Level 2 support for a period of 60 days. Level 2 support and upgrades may be provided beyond 60 days if the Level 2 Support and Upgrade Subscription is purchased when making the order.
  • Refer to the PDF417 Font and Encoder User Manual for tutorials and implementation suggestions.
  • Purchase risk-free; this product is provided with a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee.
  • An evaluation version is also available by download for testing purposes. The evaluation version must be removed before installing the purchased version.
  • The applicable Small or Mid-Size Company Agreement must be completed first in order to receive the discount code.

PDF417 Barcode Font and Encoder Features

Approximately 850 characters can be dependably encoded and read with the PDF417 barcode symbology. High barcode area efficiency means that large amounts of text and data can be stored in a PDF417 barcode. Because the 2D PDF417 font uses Reed Solomon error correction, it can withstand some damage without loss of data. This high-level error correction results in a decrease of PDF417 barcode read errors and is far more advanced than linear barcodes, which use check digits.

PDF417 Barcode Types Supported

In addition to PDF417, this package supports MacroPDF, which allows additional data to be encoded by dividing the data into multiple symbols, as well as Truncated PDF, which decreases the horizontal size of the symbol by two columns. MicroPDF417 is similar to PDF417, although it is only provided in a limited selection of IDAutomation's products.

"IDAutomation offered the only product on the market that could produce AAMVA PDF417 barcodes correctly."
 - Bryan Kaplan, Collaborative Fusion, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

Advanced PDF417 Font Design

This PDF417 font uses IDAutomation Vertical Interleaved Technology™ to provide improved performance and printing at a smaller X dimension than competitor's products. The design of the font allows accurate printing from any point size when used with compatible scanners and printers. For example, PDF417 barcodes generated with a 600 DPI LaserJet at 4 points will yield consistent scans with a 2D PDF417 Barcode Scanner. The font should be printed at 8 to 10 points for most applications.

Features Comparison

IDAutomation provides different packages of this product to suit various needs. The features comparison chart below lists the encoders provided with each of the two packages.

"The PDF417 Barcode Font & Encoder was an excellent choice for integration into our application! We are using it with Crystal Reports and it worked with the very first badge we tried."
 - Barry Rogers, Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA
PDF417 Font Encoders Font and Encoder User Suite Font and Encoder Developer Suite
Windows COM DLL Window Compatible Window Compatible
Crystal Reports UFL
32 bit Crystal runtime version only
Window Compatible Window Compatible
FileMaker Pro Plugin Window Compatible (32 & 64 bit)  Mac Compatible (32 bit) Window Compatible (32 & 64 bit)  Mac Compatible (32 bit)
FileMaker Pro Font Encoder Object Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible (32 & 64 bit) Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible (32 & 64 bit)
Native VB Module for Visual Basic, Excel and Access Window Compatible Window Compatible
Native Crystal Reports Formula
32 and 64-bit version of Crystal
Window Compatible Window Compatible
 .NET Standard 2.0 & .NET Core 2.0 source code in C# and VB.NET with assembly.

Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible android compatible
.NET Assembly DLL   Window Compatible
Native JavaScript Encoder   Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible android compatible
Java Class Library   Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible
C++ .h Header File   Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible 
SSRS Font Encoder   Window Compatible
PDF417 Graphic Encoders Font and Encoder User Suite Font and Encoder Developer Suite
ActiveX Control Window Compatible Window Compatible
Signed ActiveX CAB File Window Compatible Window Compatible
 .NET Standard 2.0 & .NET Core 2.0 source code in C# and VB.NET to generate BMP, SVG, EPS and HTML images

Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible android compatible
.NET Forms Control   Window Compatible

Multiple Encoders Provided

PDF417 Font Encoders

Using a font or graphic encoder is necessary due to the complexity of the PDF417 symbology. Font encoders return a special text string, which will create a readable PDF417 barcode when combined with the appropriate PDF417 font. The PDF417 Barcode Font Encoder for Windows Tutorial provides steps to accomplish this task. This includes a variety of different fonts and graphics encoders for maximum application flexibility. The following chart summarizes how each type of encoder works:

PDF417 Font Encoders
Data Sent to Encoder Text String from Encoder Text String with PDF417 Font Applied
Generated by the IDAutomation PDF417 Font Text string retrieved from encoder. PDF417 Barcode Generated With a Font Encoder
PDF417 Graphic Encoders
Data Sent to Font Encoder Image from Encoder PDF417 Display Image
Generated by the IDAutomation PDF417 Font Image retrieved from the encoder. PDF417 Barcode Generated With a Graphic Encoder
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Worked with very first badge in Crystal Reports

Review by William on 2/28/2020

This product was an excellent choice for integration into our application! We are using it with Crystal Reports and it worked with the very first badge we tried. by Barry Rogers on 5/19/2006

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