This document specifies the performance evaluation specifications of thermal transfer type printers (hereinafter referred to as bar code printers), consumables, and bar code readers (regardless of the reading method) used in bar code systems. The rank of performance is also defined by the evaluation items.
This document can be applied to the following evaluation tests by combining ISO/IEC 15416 and ISO/IEC 15415, which define the print qualities of bar code symbols.
NOTE This document is not prevented from being cited in the evaluation of thermal printers using thermal paper and printers using “plain or exclusive paper” (commercial printing, ink jet printers, electrophotographic printers, etc.).
a) Print performance of bar code printers (including consumables)
b) Brightness and smoothness of “reception paper or label”, and adhesion of the label
c) Strength of reception paper or label on which the bar code is printed
d) Reading performance of bar code readers
e) Electrical, mechanical and environmental characteristics of bar code printers and bar code readers