Forms Identification (Bar Code) feature (FC 4464)

Feature Code 4464 must be installed and enabled to use this feature. Your service representative must install all special features.

The Forms Identification (Bar Code) feature, also known as Form Bar Code, verifies that the form with the preprinted bar code you are loading matches the description of the form you select on the Form Settings panel. If the bar code on the leading edge of the form does not match the bar code specified in the Snapshot, an error message appears on the touch panel.

A sensor in Printer 1 checks the bar code as the form is loaded. If you are using bar code forms in both printers in Dual Simplex mode, Printer 2 also has a sensor to verify the bar code.

The Form Bar Code field on the Form Settings panel can be used for the decimal equivalent of the hexadecimal form bar code. By doing this, forms with preprinted bar codes can still be used for printing if it becomes necessary to temporarily stop using the Form Bar Code feature. However, InfoPrint Solutions Company recommends that you disable the Form Bar Code feature only as a temporary solution to a problem. For more information, see Disabling Form Bar Code checking.

Because you can define over 65,000 bar codes, it is important that the bar code you define matches the hexadecimal code for the preprinted bar code exactly. Use the Form Settings panel to add form bar codes to existing Snapshots or define a form bar code for a new Snapshot.

Figure 109. Form Settings panel
Form Settings panel for defining a form barcode

This section describes the following procedures for using the Forms ID feature.

See the Planning and Configuration Guide for more information about bar code structure, hexadecimal values, and bar code size and placement.