Active Standard ASTM F1454 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.02
Book of Standards Volume: 15.09
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Significance and Use
This practice should be used to evaluate performance qualities of correctable film ribbons on a comparative basis under actual and simulated conditions.
This practice is suitable for comparative service evaluation, research, and development. It may also be used for manufacturing quality control.
Users may choose any one test, a series of tests, or all tests, depending on their needs and interests in determining the different characteristics of correctable film ribbons.
1.1 This practice provides information and techniques for evaluating performance qualities of a correctable film ribbon. It can be used to evaluate typewriter ribbons for general office use.
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.
D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing
D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
D3460 Specification for White Watermarked and Unwatermarked Bond, Reprographic, and Laser Printer Cut-Sized Office Papers
F497 Practice for Use of the Electric and Electronic Typewriter as a Test Instrument
F1050 Test Method for Determining Winding Torque and Tension of Typewriter Ribbons
F1125 Terminology of Image Quality in Impact Printing Systems
F1174 Practice for Using a Personal Computer Printer as a Test Instrument
F1443 Practice for Using 0.008-in. (0.203-mm) Aperture Reflectometers as Test Instruments for Measuring Visual Image Quality of Business Copy Images