scratch on and off

German translation: Gummibeschichtung

13:59 Aug 31, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: scratch on and off
printing industry, must have something to do with print paper
konstanze (X)
Local time: 05:51
German translation:Gummibeschichtung
Explanation:
From what I can see here, we're talking about paper that has been coated with a special material, that allows "scratching off", such as cards for competitions, games, fragrance adverts in women's magazines etc. In Germany, these are known as "Rubbelspiele", so I would suggest the coating is a "Beschichtung". It is made from a kind of rubber (hence the term "rubbeln".

If you could provide more context, it wouldbe easier, where the "on and off" bit comes in.
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Klaus Dorn (X)
Local time: 07:51
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thanks a lot for your help and still a nice evening
konstanze
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Gummibeschichtung


Explanation:
From what I can see here, we're talking about paper that has been coated with a special material, that allows "scratching off", such as cards for competitions, games, fragrance adverts in women's magazines etc. In Germany, these are known as "Rubbelspiele", so I would suggest the coating is a "Beschichtung". It is made from a kind of rubber (hence the term "rubbeln".

If you could provide more context, it wouldbe easier, where the "on and off" bit comes in.


    Reference: http://celessence.ww-a.co.uk/fragrance-print-d.html
    Reference: http://www.scratchart.com/sui/scratch/smcat.cgi/scratchart2/...
Klaus Dorn (X)
Local time: 07:51
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thanks a lot for your help and still a nice evening
konstanze

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