USPS Horizontal Bars Barcode
Also known as USPS BRM Horizontal Bars
USPS Business Reply Mail (BRM) enables you to receive First-Class Mail back from customers while paying postage only on the pieces that your customers return. You may distribute cards, envelopes, self-mailers, and other types of mailpieces as BRM.
Six basic design elements are required on a BRM piece. One of these design elements is called Horizontal Bars. To help identify your mailpiece as BRM, you must print a series of horizontal bars below the "NO POSTAGE NECESSARY" endorsement on your BRM pieces. These bars must be uniform in length, thickness, and spacing. Each bar must be at least 1 inch long and 1/16 inch to 3/16 inch thick.
There must be at least a 1/2-inch clearance between the right edge of the ZIP Code in the delivery address and the left edge of the horizontal bars. The bottom bar in the series must be above (not on or below) the top of the delivery address line - the next-to-last line in the address, just above the line with the city, state, and ZIP Code
Size and location of Horizontal Bars
How to create USPS Horizontal Bars using Barcode Professional
Note: Please refer to the Class Reference documentation for more information about the properties and methods stated in this document.
In order to get a USPS Horizontal Bars image, please follow these steps:
- Set the Symbology property to UspsHorizontalBars
- Set the UspsHorizontalBarsCount property
- Setting up dimensions and quiet zones:
- Set the BarWidth property to a value ranging from 0.0625 to 0.1875 (Value is expressed in Inches)
- Set the BarHeight property to 1 (Value is expressed in Inches)
- Set the QuietZoneWidth property (Value is expressed in Inches)
- Set the TopMargin and BottomMargin properties (Values are expressed in Inches)
Example of USPS Horizontal Bars images
UspsHorizontalBarsCount property = 10 will produce the following barcode image for USPS Horizontal Bars: