ASTM F153 - 95(2008)

    Standard Test Method for Determining the Yield of Wide Inked Computer Ribbons

    Active Standard ASTM F153 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is used to determine the yield (expressed in the number of printed lines) obtainable under actual use conditions on a given computer ribbon of a definite length.

    This test method is suitable for service evaluation and research and development.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the yield of a wide (7 to 17 in. in width) inked computer ribbon.

    1.2 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

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

    F221 Terminology Relating to Carbon Paper and Inked Ribbon Products and Images Made Therefrom

    F909 Terminology Relating to Printers

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

    F1232 Practice for Generating a Test Pattern for Single-Pass Film Ribbons

    ANSI Standards

    PH2.18 Density Measurements--Spectral Conditions


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 35.260 (Office machines)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 44103112(Printer ribbon)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F0153-95R08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F153-95(2008), Standard Test Method for Determining the Yield of Wide Inked Computer Ribbons, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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