ASTM F1944 - 98(2008)

    Standard Practice for Determining the Quality of the Text, Line- and Solid-Fill Output Produced by Ink Jet Printers

    Active Standard ASTM F1944 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    This practice may be used to determine the image quality of text, line- and solid-fill images produced by ink jet printers.

    This practice may be used to evaluate the image quality of black, process-black and primary ink, single-color images produced by ink jet printers.

    This practice may be used to evaluate the interaction between ink(s) and various substrate types as it relates to image quality.

    This procedure may be used for substrate (for example, paper, paperboard, film, labels, fabric, envelopes), printer and ink specifications-acceptance, research and product development.

    Although this practice is suitable for the evaluation of all printer, ink and substrate combinations, it is not intended for use in the evaluation of color fidelity or continuous-tones.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes a procedure that can be used to determine the image quality of text, line- and solid-fill images produced by ink jet printers.

    1.2 This practice can be used to evaluate black, process-black and primary ink, single-color images produced by ink jet printers.

    1.3 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.

    1.4 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 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

    F909 Terminology Relating to Printers

    F1125 Terminology of Image Quality in Impact Printing Systems

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

    F1623 Terminology Relating to Thermal Imaging Products

    F1857 Terminology Relating to Ink Jet Printers and Images Made Therefrom

    F1942 Practice for Creating Test Targets for Determining the Ink Yield of the Imaging Supplies Used in Ink Jet Printers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.080 (Inks. Printing inks)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 43212104(Inkjet printers)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1944-98R08

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