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Zebra S4M Lable Printer Not Scanning

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I am generating barcode and is able to scan on inkjet printer but when I print label printer its not scanning.I have used code39/EAN128 code.Please suggest...

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You might want to check the barcode ratio, bar width, printer speed and printer darkness. I am assuming that you are creating the barcode in some sort of label design package, correct? You either need wider bars, or make sure you have enough quiet zone on both sides of the barcode, so shrinking it might be the solution as well.

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