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CF coating

A chemical coating for paper which makes carbon copying possible.

Check digit

To improve reading certainty, a check digit can be added to a barcode in addition to the useful characters. Some barcode types have a compulsory check digit.

Chromo paper

Type of paper which gains a high sheen to matt surface when a coating mass is applied, making it suitable for premium multicolour printing.

Clearing/no-read position

A work station where unidentifiable loading aids or item units are processed. In the conventional sense, these are goods whose barcodes cannot be read by the scanner station used. Increasingly, weight and image analysis are being used to identify units and to check the picking or sorting.

Close coupling

System with a range of 0.1 to 1 cm. In these systems, the transponder is plugged into or laid onto the reading device. Close coupling systems generally work with frequencies below 10 MHz. Standard ISO 10536 describes the mechanical and electrical properties of close coupling chip cards.

Closed-loop system

An RFID-based identification system which can be used in a company. Because it is used exclusively within a company, public standards do not need to be adhered to. A closed container cycle is an example of a closed loop system.


Name for the four basic colours in four-colour printing. Also called euroscale. The letters stand for: C= cyan, M= magenta, Y= yellow, K= black

Coated paper

Paper quality in which the surface to be printed is given a white or coloured coating.


Numerical code with 6 additional special characters. 0 – 9, –, $,:, /,, + can be represented. Each character consists of 7 elements (4 bars and 3 spaces). 2 or 3 wide and 4 or 5 narrow elements are used to show the code. The spaces between the characters bear no information. Print ratio V: narrow element:wide element V R : 1:2.25, max. V= 1:3.

Code 2/5 5 bars industrial

Numerical code, 0-9 representable. This code consists of 2 wide and 3 narrow bars. Print ratio V: narrow bar/wide bar V=1: 2 to 1: 3. The spaces contain no information.

Code 2/5 interleaved

Numerical code, 0-9 representable. This code consists of 2 wide and 3 narrow bars, plus 2 wide and 3 narrow spaces. Print ratio V: narrow element:wide element V= 1:2 to 1:3. The first digit is depicted with 5 bars, the 2nd with the spaces which immediately follow the bars of the first digit.

Code 39

Alphanumerical code. 0 - 9, 26 letters, 9 special characters representable. Each character consists of 9 elements (5 bars and 4 spaces). 3 of the elements are wide and 6 narrow, the with exception of the representation of special characters. The space between the characters holds no information. Print ratio V: narrow element:wide element V=1:2 to 1:3. If the narrow element is smaller than 0.5 mm: narrow element:wide element V=1:2.25 up to max. 1:3.

Code 128

Code 128 allows the entire ASCII character set to be represented without character combinations (see advanced code 39 and 93). However, it cannot be assumed that code 128 can depict the entire ASCII character set directly with its character set. There are three distinct character sets, A, B, and C, which are used depending on the problem to be solved. These character sets can also be mixed. To represent the entire ASCII character set, start character A or B is needed in conjunction with a special character from code 128. Each character consists of 11 modules, divided into 3 bars and 3 spaces. The bars always consist of an even number of modules (even parity) and the spaces of an odd number of modules. The stop character is the exception and has 13 modules, consisting of 11 modules and a limiting bar with 2 modules.

Code pen

All books in libraries are marked with a barcode. The library user has a card with a barcode. All borrowings and returns run via the computer.


Intrinsic strength of an adhesive

Cold flow

Fluidity of the adhesive at room temperature under pressure and load.

Colour fastness

Property of a material, retaining its original colour even under external influences.

Computer-aided shipping system

Paperless dispatch and addressing of piece goods and palette orders.

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