ASTM F1721 - 04(2009)

    Standard Practices for Determining Stability of Direct Thermal Imaging Products

    Active Standard ASTM F1721 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    These procedures enable comparison of samples with a control under various solvent conditions to determine the stability of the image. The various solvents simulate conditions which may be encountered in the environment.

    The test may be used to judge which materials are suitable for a specific situation and usage. The sensitivity of the products should match and the products should be for the same application.

    The procedure may be used for the evaluation of direct imaging coatings on paper, film, or other substrate. The method of imaging should be with the type of imaging unit for which the product has been designed.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These practices cover the evaluation of the effect of various solvents, light, heat, and humidity on direct thermal imaging products.

    1.2 These practices may be used to evaluate the performance of thermal products coated on paper, film, or other substrate for specific applications.

    1.3 These practices may be used for manufacturing control, development, and research.

    1.4 The sections in these practices appear in the following sequence:

    Scope1
    Referenced Documents2
    Terminology3
    Practices
    Solvent Resistance411
    Light Stability1218
    Heat and Humidity Stability1925
    Keywords26

    1.5 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.

    1.6 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

    D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates

    F767 Test Method for Image Stability of Chemical Carbonless Paper to Light

    F1320 Test Method for Evaluating Thermal Paper Employing a Facsimile Thermal Printer as a Test Instrument

    F1405 Test Method for Determining the Dynamic Thermal Response of Direct Thermal Imaging Products--Atlantek Method

    F1444 Test Method for Determining Dynamic Thermal Response of Direct Thermal Paper-Label Printer Method

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI/CGATS4-1993 Graphic TechnologyGraphic Arts Reflection Densitometry MeasurementsTerminology, Equations, Image Elements and Procedures Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41115325(Thermal imager)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1721-04R09

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