ASTM D7189 - 12

    Standard Test Method for Relative Mileage of News Ink on Newsprint

    Active Standard ASTM D7189 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.56

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Ink mileage on a production press is of economic importance of the user of printing inks, the lower the mileage figure, the less ink is required to produce a job. This test method provides a procedure by which news inks can be assessed for mileage or newsprint stocks for ink receptivity in the laboratory.

    5.2 Because of the many variables that exist among laboratory and production presses, this test method is apt to yield more meaningful information when results are expressed on a relative rather than an absolute basis.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the laboratory procedure for determining the relative mileage of news inks on newsprint. The test method utilizes a proofing press, analytical balance and a reflection densitometer.

    1.2 This test method is intended for black oil-based news inks that dry by penetration (that is, letterpress or web offset) and for which a suitable reference standard is available. With appropriate optical instrumentation, it is also applicable to colored news inks.

    1.3 This test method may also be used to determine the relative ink receptivity of test newsprints versus a reference standard.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 This test method 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 to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D528 Test Method for Machine Direction of Paper and Paperboard

    D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing

    D5039 Test Methods for Identification of Wire Side of Paper

    D7305 Test Method for Reflection Density of Printed Matter


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.080 (Inks. Printing inks)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 60121800(Printing and drawing inks)


    DOI: 10.1520/D7189-12

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