ASTM-F1051 Standard Test Method for Comparing Multistrike Film Ribbons (Withdrawn 2015)

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Standard Test Method for Comparing Multistrike Film Ribbons (Withdrawn 2015)


1.1 This test method covers information and techniques for evaluating several performance qualities of multistrike film typewriter/printer ribbons on a comparative basis for general office use. It is not intended for specialized applications such as optical character recognition.

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. See Note 10 for a specific cautionary statement.

Significance and Use

This test method should be used to evaluate several performance qualities of multistrike film ribbons on a comparative basis.

This test method is suitable for comparative service evaluation, research, and development. It may also be used for manufacturing control but only on a limited basis, due to time span required for some of the procedures.

This procedure consists of several tests that are used to evaluate different characteristics of multistrike ribbons. The user can choose any one of these, a series of tests, or all tests depending on his needs and interests.


computer printer; multistrike ribbons; typewriter; typewriter ribbons; Cover-up correction media; Edge definition; Inked ribbons; Line spread; Ovens; Overstrike; Performance--copy materials; Printing inks/vehicles; Smudge; Spattering; Temperature tests; Typewriter materials/applications; Voids; Weardown/overstrike test; Wear testing--inked ribbons; Writing performance; ICS Number Code 35.260 (Office machines)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

15.09 (Paper; Business Imaging Products)

15.11 (Consumer Products; Light Sport Aircraft; Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Normal and Utility Category Airplane Electrical Wiring Systems; Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Systems (UMVS))

To find similar documents by classification:

35.260 (Office machines Including typewriters, dictation equipment, addressing machines, letter opening machines, letter folding machines, postal franking machines, their ribbons and other accessories, etc. Telephones, see 33.050.10 Telex and telefax, see 33.050.30 Copying machines, see 37.100.10 Wrapping and packaging equipment, see 55.200 Paper based stationery, see 85.080 Office furniture, see 97.140 Non-paper based stationery, see 97.180)

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2000 R09 EDITION



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Publication Date

Nov. 1, 2009

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Test Method

Page Count

4 pages

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