Active Standard ASTM E2389 | Developed by Subcommittee: E30.90
Book of Standards Volume: 14.02
Significance and Use
The procedures outlined here are grounded in the generally accepted body of knowledge and experience in the field of forensic document examination. By following these procedures, a forensic document examiner can reliably reach an opinion concerning whether two or more documents produced with ink jet technology are from the same device, whether a particular device created the document, or the determination of the make or model of a device.
1.1 This guide provides procedures that should be used by forensic document examiners (Guide E 444) for examinations of documents produced with liquid inkjet technology and related procedures.
1.2 These procedures are applicable whether the examination is of a questioned and known item(s) or of exclusively questioned item(s).
1.3 These procedures include evaluation of the sufficiency of the material available for examination.
1.4 The particular methods employed in a given case will depend upon the nature and sufficiency of the material available for examination.
1.5 This guide may not cover all aspects of unusual or uncommon examinations.
1.6 These methods are applicable to examinations involving copiers, printers, facsimile devices, and multifunction devices using ink jet technology.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1968 Terminology Relating to Paper and Paper Products
E444 Guide for Scope of Work of Forensic Document Examiners
E1732 Terminology Relating to Forensic Science
E2195 Terminology Relating to the Examination of Questioned Documents
E2331 Guide for Examination of Altered Documents
F221 Terminology Relating to Carbon Paper and Inked Ribbon Products and Images Made Therefrom
F909 Terminology Relating to Printers
F1156 Terminology Relating to Product Counterfeit Protection Systems
F1457 Terminology Relating to Laser Printers
F1857 Terminology Relating to Ink Jet Printers and Images Made Therefrom
ICS Number Code 01.140.30 (Documents in administration, commerce and industry); 87.080 (Inks. Printing inks)