OT-Help with barcode printing please

This may be something to try.
On the 2844 under the printer settings under the printig defaults you
can try changing the dithering setting if you haven't already. I
have set ours to Diffusion because we could not scan our barcodes.
Our other Zebra printers are set to either Diffusion or None


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "amfabllc" <amfab@...> wrote:
>
> Hello all! I am working on getting our Raw and FG (and eventually
> WIP)areas ready to use barcoding on our next physical inventory
> (coming up way too quickly!). We use barcoded labels when we ship
> for our customers using a Zebra Z4M Plus in shipping. I've
> purchased a Zebra TLP2844 thermal transfer and am not getting the
> results I would like. I can print my label from report builder on
a
> laser printer and it scans like a dream, PN, Bin, Lot, OnHandQty.
> If I print from the 2844, I can read the Bin# (Raw) and the
> OnHandQty, but not the PN and Lot. If I print from the Z4M I can
> read them all, but with hesitation. I am learning a little more as
> I go, I've been playing with the darkness settings, could have
> something to do with it. Also, due to other forms that we use, I
> have been trying to find a label/tag that would fit in a 3.5 x 7.25
> plastic sleeve that we stick to the bundles/parts. I have found
> thermal labels 3.5x8 and thermal heavy paper tags 3.25x7.38 (won't
> work in the 2844 due to calibration issues, I am having them quoted
> with the black line on back to allow calibration, they work nicely
> in the Z4M). Even though the barcode looks better on the label, it
> seems to read better off the paper tag, but with hesitation. Like
I
> said, when printed from the laser it scans immediately every time.
> We plan to use portable power (portable battery carts from
> Powercart) and I have been told that a laser printer draws much
more
> power that a thermal printer, which is why I have steered away from
> lasers. We intend to have 2 Panasonic Toughbook 19 wireless
> notebook/tablet in the Raw dept on Powercarts and 2 of the same in
> the FG area on forklifts. I have searched and saw that some of you
> noted a different site to use the driver for Zebra printers but I'm
> not sure if it will correct this problem. Please let me know what
> you think my issues are and if anyone else is using laser printers
> to print their warehouse inventory tags due to great quality
> barcodes. I would prefer thermal transfer but have not found the
> right settings yet.
>
> Thanks so much!
> Ann Rohyans
> Dexter Chassis Group
>
Hello all! I am working on getting our Raw and FG (and eventually
WIP)areas ready to use barcoding on our next physical inventory
(coming up way too quickly!). We use barcoded labels when we ship
for our customers using a Zebra Z4M Plus in shipping. I've
purchased a Zebra TLP2844 thermal transfer and am not getting the
results I would like. I can print my label from report builder on a
laser printer and it scans like a dream, PN, Bin, Lot, OnHandQty.
If I print from the 2844, I can read the Bin# (Raw) and the
OnHandQty, but not the PN and Lot. If I print from the Z4M I can
read them all, but with hesitation. I am learning a little more as
I go, I've been playing with the darkness settings, could have
something to do with it. Also, due to other forms that we use, I
have been trying to find a label/tag that would fit in a 3.5 x 7.25
plastic sleeve that we stick to the bundles/parts. I have found
thermal labels 3.5x8 and thermal heavy paper tags 3.25x7.38 (won't
work in the 2844 due to calibration issues, I am having them quoted
with the black line on back to allow calibration, they work nicely
in the Z4M). Even though the barcode looks better on the label, it
seems to read better off the paper tag, but with hesitation. Like I
said, when printed from the laser it scans immediately every time.
We plan to use portable power (portable battery carts from
Powercart) and I have been told that a laser printer draws much more
power that a thermal printer, which is why I have steered away from
lasers. We intend to have 2 Panasonic Toughbook 19 wireless
notebook/tablet in the Raw dept on Powercarts and 2 of the same in
the FG area on forklifts. I have searched and saw that some of you
noted a different site to use the driver for Zebra printers but I'm
not sure if it will correct this problem. Please let me know what
you think my issues are and if anyone else is using laser printers
to print their warehouse inventory tags due to great quality
barcodes. I would prefer thermal transfer but have not found the
right settings yet.

Thanks so much!
Ann Rohyans
Dexter Chassis Group