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Description

Some Datamatrix (2D barcode) specifications require that the symbol Cell Height be a specific dimension in mils (.001 inches). This can be computed manually using the printer/label resolution and the specification to compute the number of pixels. This article will cover the manual computation method as well as a shortcut method.

How to Configure a Datamatrix Symbol to 30 mils

Manual Computation Method

  1. Example: Resolution 300 pixels/inch * 1 inch/1000mils = .3 pixels/mil

  2. .3 pixels/mil * 30 mils = 9 pixels

  3. Set the 2D barcode Cell Height to 9

 

Shortcut Computation Method

  1. Example: Resolution 300 pixels/inch

  2. Add a default linear barcode to the label (Code 39 (Full ASCII))

  3. Set the Line: X-Dim to the value closest to the 30 mil setting
  4. Set the 2D barcode Cell Height to the resulting Line: Width setting from the linear barcode
Both methods will work for any combination of mil setting and label resolution.

Article Number

2017080

Versions

All supported versions of Loftware Label Manager

Environment

All supported Windows Environments