1.1 This Guide is intended to assist forensic examiners comparing writing or marking inks. Included in this analysis scheme are the necessary tools and techniques available to reach conclusions as to the common or different origin of two samples of ink.
1.2 Identifying ink formulas as to their manufacturer or time of manufacture as well as performing ink dating examinations are beyond the scope of this guide.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1535 Practice for Specifying Color by the Munsell System
E131 Terminology Relating to Molecular Spectroscopy
E284 Terminology of Appearance
E444 Guide for Scope of Work of Forensic Document Examiners
forensic sciences; ink comparison; questioned documents;
ICS Number Code 87.080 (Inks. Printing inks)
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