Introduction: Christmas Post With Barcodes

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I wanted to send my nephews and niece a present that looked exciting on the outside as well. So I made their names in barcode.

Step 1: Find Site

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I went to the first site that came up when I 'Googled' barcode generator. I typed in their names and saved the image as a bitmap file.

Step 2: Make Page

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I made a page in Publisher and added the barcodes I had saved.

Step 3: Print

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My original plan was to print the barcodes onto sticker paper, but I didn't have any at hand so I just printed it onto plain paper using my laser printer.

Step 4: Parcel

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So I just cut and glued the barcodes on. I only posted it today so I don't know the reaction yet.

Comments

hintss (author)2010-01-18

they use OCR on the address

alialexander (author)2009-12-02

Yay - the parcel arrived.

alialexander (author)2009-11-28

Ooh I hope not - "the barcode reader read 'Merry Christmas' so we are returning your package".
I put all the barcodes away from the actual address so keep your fingers crossed for me (and the little recipients).

PKM (author)alialexander2009-11-30

I think the postal service use a different style of barcode to this, so they will probably recognise them as non-address-related.  I would hope they would disregard any invalid barcodes anyway and just rely on the printed address.

WolfDog (author)2009-11-28

You have to watch how you use them as Post Offices use barcode readers now and they might send your item back as mislabelled.

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