How can I lighten a vertical barcode?

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I need to lighten a vertical barcode. ^MD and ~SD both seem likely commands, but they both change darkness level for entire label. I need to change darkness for only one field. Any thoughts? Also, any idea why the vertical barcode prints so much darker than the horizontal? Thanks for your consideration

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Zebra 90 XiII

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  • ToddN2000

    You may run into an issue with the ability to scan if you lighten up the barcode too much. Why is there a need to lighten it ? I know some Zebra printer are thermal transfer that use a film.

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  • houseofdennis
    Thanks Todd. there's enough ink on the label that it's smearing the barcode as it runs. When I lighten using ^MD, the horizontal barcodes become too light to scan. Not sure why the default for the vertical barcode seems to be so much darker than the horizontal.
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  • ToddN2000

    A possible problem for the smearing could be your stock. Are you using coated paper or label stock? This is sometime a problem if your printer is not a thermal transfer. IF you have another type of stock try printing and see if the label still smears.

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