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Standard Practice for Using a Copier or Printer as a Test Instrument for Evaluating Paper Performance (Withdrawn 2015)

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Standard Practice for Using a Copier or Printer as a Test Instrument for Evaluating Paper Performance (Withdrawn 2015)


1.1 This practice covers a standardized procedure for utilizing a copier or printer as an imaging device when performance properties of paper are to be determined.

1.2 Copiers and printers are limited to those using the indirect electrophotographic process.

1.3 The paper is limited to cut-sized office papers.

1.4 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.

1.5 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Appendix X1.1.

Significance and Use

This practice may be used to satisfy the requirements of Specification D3460 when performance in the intended use in a printer or copier is required.

Describing physical parameters of paper alone is not sufficient to ensure performance in a copier or printer.

Curl, both before and after imaging, may effect copier or printer performance.

The presence of contaminants in the paper that are tacky or thermoplastic, or both, may be transferred to the photoconductor or fuser rolls. They may cause an unwanted image. These are referred to as stickies. Some papers, especially those containing recycled fiber, have exhibited this problem.

Transfer of ream sealing adhesive or ream wrapper laminant to the photoconductor or fuser rolls can cause problems similar to those described in 5.4.


copier paper; paper performance; printer paper; stickies; Copy materials/products--electrophotographic; Electrophotographic processing; Image analysis--copy materials; Performance--copy materials; Printers; Stickies; Visual examination--copy materials; ICS Number Code 37.100.10 (Reproduction equipment)

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:

37.100.10 (Reproduction equipment Including printing, copying and duplicating machines, bookbinding equipment, etc.)

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1992 R09 EDITION



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Nov. 15, 2009

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4 pages

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