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Significance and Use
5.1 The Atlantek test system allows simulation of direct thermal printers in the marketplace. Thus, this system is useful in matching direct thermal product performance to various printer configurations.
5.2 This test system is useful for new product development. Direct thermal printer manufacturers can design print control algorithms to match particular thermal imaging products. Thermal imaging product manufacturers can formulate and design products (media) to provide a match with certain printer designs.
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of thermal response of various direct thermal imaging papers or other thermal-coated substrates used for facsimile, labels, medical recorders, plotters, and printers.
1.4 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. For specific precautionary statements, see Section 8.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
F1623 Terminology Relating to Thermal Imaging Products
ICS Number Code 37.100.10 (Reproduction equipment)
UNSPSC Code 41115325(Thermal imager)
ASTM F1405-08(2013), Standard Test Method for Determining the Dynamic Thermal Response of Direct Thermal Imaging Products—Atlantek Method, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top