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This practice describes a specific procedure for using a bar code verifier to measure and quantify the optical and symbology characteristics relative to the print quality of a bar code symbol and its performance within a bar code reading system.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee F05 on Business Imaging Products, this practice was withdrawn in June 2017 in accordance with Section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This practice describes a specific procedure for using a bar code verifier to measure and quantify the optical and symbology characteristics relative to the print quality of a bar code symbol and its performance within a bar code reading system. Measurements taken with bar code verifiers should conform to ANSI ANS X3.182–1995 [R] methodology. Various printing methods including direct thermal, thermal transfer, electrophotographic, dot matrix, and ink jet methods are used to produce bar code symbols. Use of this procedure will help assure repeatability of measurements between operators and pieces of equipment and traceability of those measurements.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1294 Terminology Relating to Automatic Identification Hard Copy Printing Systems
ANSI StandardANSI ANS X3.182–1995 [R] Bar Code Print Quality Guideline Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
AIM StandardAIM USA Laymans Guide to ANSI Print Quality Available from AIM USA, 634 Alpha Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
Military StandardMIL-STD 105E Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094.
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ASTM F1851-98(2009), Standard Practice for Bar Code Verification (Withdrawn 2017), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top