ASTM F1442 - 92(2009)

    Standard Practice for Using a Copier or Printer as a Test Instrument for Evaluating Paper Performance

    Active Standard ASTM F1442 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    This practice may be used to satisfy the requirements of Specification D3460 when performance in the intended use in a printer or copier is required.

    Describing physical parameters of paper alone is not sufficient to ensure performance in a copier or printer.

    Curl, both before and after imaging, may effect copier or printer performance.

    The presence of contaminants in the paper that are tacky or thermoplastic, or both, may be transferred to the photoconductor or fuser rolls. They may cause an unwanted image. These are referred to as stickies. Some papers, especially those containing recycled fiber, have exhibited this problem.

    Transfer of ream sealing adhesive or ream wrapper laminant to the photoconductor or fuser rolls can cause problems similar to those described in 5.4.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a standardized procedure for utilizing a copier or printer as an imaging device when performance properties of paper are to be determined.

    1.2 Copiers and printers are limited to those using the indirect electrophotographic process.

    1.3 The paper is limited to cut-sized office papers.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Appendix X1.1.


    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

    D3460 Specification for White Watermarked and Unwatermarked Bond, Reprographic, and Laser Printer Cut-Sized Office Papers

    D4825 Test Method for Measurement of Curl in Cut-Sized Office Paper

    D5039 Test Methods for Identification of Wire Side of Paper

    F335 Terminology Relating to Electrostatic Imaging

    F360 Practice for Image Evaluation of Electrostatic Business Copies

    F807 Practice for Determining Resolution Capability of Office Copiers

    F875 Test Method for Evaluation of Large Area Density and Background on Office Copiers

    F909 Terminology Relating to Printers

    F995 Practice for Estimating Toner Usage in Copiers Utilizing Dry Two-Component Developer

    F1125 Terminology of Image Quality in Impact Printing Systems


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 37.100.10 (Reproduction equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 14111507(Printer or copier paper)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1442-92R09

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