ASTM F1174 - 12

    Standard Practice for Using a Personal Computer Printer as a Test Instrument

    Active Standard ASTM F1174 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    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.

    1. Scope

    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.


    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

    F221 Terminology Relating to Carbon Paper and Inked Ribbon Products and Images Made Therefrom

    F909 Terminology Relating to Printers

    F1125 Terminology of Image Quality in Impact Printing Systems

    F1175 Practice for Using the Computer Impact Print-Out Unit as a Test Instrument for Manifold Comparison

    ANSI Standards

    PH2.18 Density Measurements-Spectral Conditions


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 35.180 (IT terminal and other peripheral equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 43212100(Computer printers)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1174-12

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