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Significance and Use
This test method is used to evaluate the color output capability of color printer/plotters or copiers. The color copy, print, or plot is measured such that the results can be correlated to human color vision.
This test method can be used to make machine-to-machine comparisons. It can be used to compare color printer or copier processes (ink jet, thermal transfer, etc.).
This test method can be used to compare imaging supplies such as toner, ink, thermal transfer ribbons, and paper.
1.1 This test method covers the evaluation of color output from printer/plotters and copiers. The output may be from an ink jet, thermal transfer, electrostatic or electrophotographic device.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
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.
D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
ICS Number Code 17.180.20 (Colours and measurement of light); 37.100.10 (Reproduction equipment)
UNSPSC Code 43212100(Computer printers)
ASTM F1206-94(2011)e1, Standard Test Method for Evaluating Color Image Output from Color Printers and Copiers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top