Alphabet- B/2

14. Basic Weight : Paper is grouped by its basis weight which is not only meant to put them to use for specific print material designed, but also to work out the cost of printing as well. The term paper weight not only restricts itself to printed stock, but also play useful part in determining the cost of the unprinted stock as the customers pay for paper based on its weight. The paper weight also tells us the Grammage of the paper expressed as GSM (Grams per Square Meter) both of which are inter related. GSM indicates the thickness of the paper. FOR MORE DETAILS READ UNDER GSM. 

15. Bar Code Printing: A bar code is an optical machine readable representation of data relating to the object to which it is attached. Originally bar codes represented data by varying the widths and spacing of parallel lines. Each firm can generate their own coded bars. See illustration below for example which shows different line widths and space for some of the numerals. Ex 2, 3, 0 etc . The barcode generator allows you to create a barcode graphic by providing barcode data, encoding type, and output file format. Bar codes are made up of a series of narrow and wide bars that can be scanned using a photo-type of sensor. This sensor reads the barcode, turns it into a signal which is then sent to a computer or network. This scanning method calculates the measurements between each bar and space and translates those measurements into characters. Each pattern of bars in the code is represented by a character. All bar codes commence with a unique start character and concludes with a unique stop character. By having the bar code laid out like that, the scanning equipment can determine which way the code is scanned in, whether forwards or backward. There is also a fail safe entered into the barcode and it is called a checksum character. This character is inserted right before the stop character in the barcode. This checksum is tabulated from the other characters in the barcode and if the scanning equipment does not match the checksum during a scanning session, this is a signal that something is wrong.  

16. Bleeding Ink : Bleeding ink prints in black but when exposed to any aqueous solution it will produce a red stain. Authenticity of a document can easily be tested without the use of any special agents.
17. Bench Marking : Bench Marking means assessing the units efficiency to improve their working with other units whose efficiency in several factors are considered as the best practice followed in the industry.
In this respect the quality ISO certifications acquired by the industries gives them the best industry bench mark and whose practices are naturally compared for bench marking.
The general factors that determine the best working relates to the procedures followed by the most successful industry some of which are :
18. Banknote paper : Specially prepared 100% cotton rag pulp paper  inbuilt with several  qualities containing anti counterfeit overt and covert (hidden and open) security features. Each paper mill manufacture country specific paper for Bank Note Printing. Bank Notes are also called Currencies or Paper coins. They are hard-wearing, age-resistant, and super calendared. The paper has country specific technical parameters suitable for multicolor printing with a genuine watermark. They are supplied to suit web printing or sheet fed machines. 
19. Bible paper : This variety of thin paper is manufactured with wood-free , low percentage of rag pulp with a low mass per unit area and with a high filler content so that even small prints will appear sharper. Bible paper must exhibit very good mechanical properties and high resistance to aging and are thin. 

............Additions to alphabet B to be continued under B/3  later when compiled