ASTM-F1174 Standard Practice for Using a Personal Computer Printer as a Test Instrument (Withdrawn 2020)

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Standard Practice for Using a Personal Computer Printer as a Test Instrument (Withdrawn 2020)


1.1 This practice covers a standardized procedure utilizing a printer of the type normally associated with a personal computer as an imaging device when the performance properties of paper and imaging system components are measured. Both impact and nonimpact systems may be tested.

1.2 Impact printer technologies include full character and dot matrix.

1.3 Nonimpact printer technologies include laser printers, direct thermal printers, thermal transfer printers, and ink jet.

1.4 Printers not included are those associated with large computer systems commonly known as high-speed printers. See Practice F1175 for testing involving those systems.

1.5 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.

Significance and Use

5.1 This practice is intended to provide a means of evaluation of comparative image quality relative to paper, imaging system components, printer speeds, and printer models.


image quality; impact printer; nonimpact printer; personal computer printer

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:

35.180 (IT terminal and other peripheral equipment Including modems)

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Dec. 1, 2012

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