ASTM F1423 - 09

    Standard Practice for Determination of the Quality of Monochrome Images Produced from Non-Impact Personal Computer Printers

    Active Standard ASTM F1423 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    ASTM F1423

    Significance and Use

    This test target can be used for control or evaluation of the graphic and text output of imaging products or as a research and development tool.

    This test target can be produced by most non-impact personal computer printers.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice utilizes a standard test target that is intended for use as a means of comparing the graphic and text output quality from non-impact personal computer printers. The output may be from ink jet, thermal transfer, or electrostatic imaging devices.

    1.2 This target can be used by the end-user as a means of determining the suitability of a non-impact printer for use with commercially available software and a predetermined application.

    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

    F909 Terminology Relating to Printers

    F1125 Terminology of Image Quality in Impact Printing Systems

    F1174 Practice for Using a Personal Computer Printer as a Test Instrument


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.120.10 (Quality management and quality assurance); 35.180 (IT terminal and other peripheral equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 43212100(Computer printers)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1423-09

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