ASTM F1175 - 88(2011)

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

    Active Standard ASTM F1175 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    This practice is intended to provide a means of evaluating comparative image quality relative to carbonless paper, carbon paper, and similar image-producing products.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a standardized procedure utilizing the computer impact print-out unit as an imaging device where the performance properties of carbonless paper, carbon paper, and similar image-producing products are measured. The printer can be either a high speed printer connected to a mainframe computer or a printer connected to a personal or mini-computer.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values in parentheses are given for information only.

    1.3 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

    D585 Practice for Sampling and Accepting a Single Lot of Paper, Paperboard, Fiberboard, and Related Product

    D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing

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

    F549 Terminology Relating to Carbonless Copy Products

    F909 Terminology Relating to Printers


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 43212100(Computer printers)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1175-88R11

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