ACMII will not read barcodes printed on a direct thermal or thermal transfer printer

Published: 2016-11-11

 

Last Updated: 2016-11-11

 

Applies To

Symptoms

When using barcodes printed on a direct thermal or thermal transfer printer, the ACMII EZBarcode Card Reader will not read them. However, it will read the same barcodes when printed on a laser or inkjet printer.

 

 

Cause

The standard ACMII uses a 940nm infrared sensor.

 

 

Resolution

If direct thermal printing is required, you must use thermal paper stock intended for infrared (IR) scanners ("IR Paper").

 

If thermal transfer printing is required, you must use a transfer ribbon containing carbon-based ink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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