[TriLUG] barcode printers on Linux
gregbrown at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 1 10:50:48 EDT 2004
I have an fun little project to think about for a couple days. Too bad
it doesn't pay any money...
Anyway, here's the requirement:
1. printer that prints barcodes onto stickers. Someone enters the code
into the system via a php web page and the linux box sends that
barcode to the printer (all the while logging information into a
database on the back side.... Gotta love LAMP).
2. The format of the barcode is interesting. The sticker is designed
folded over the lip of a manilla envelope so one on side (the
the barcode is scannable and readable. On the inside fold there
other general information. The sticker that is folded exposes
one inch on either side of the fold.
Has anyone seen a system like this already in production? I'm
now but haven't come up with anything. Sourceforge, of course, has some
good stuff regarding Linux and barcodes but I haven't dug too deep there
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