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.
1.1 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.
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
PH2.18 Density Measurements--Spectral Conditions
computer printer; ribbons; ribbon yield; wide ribbon; Inked ribbons; Optical density; Optical materials/properties/tests--copy materials; Wear testing--inked ribbons;
ICS Number Code 35.260 (Office machines)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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