ASTM F360 - 82(2011)

    Standard Practice for Image Evaluation of Electrostatic Business Copies

    Active Standard ASTM F360 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    Subjective evaluations of copies made from test originals can be used to determine the usefulness of a given copy system in a specific user application. Since many variables operate to affect the copy quality at any given time, small changes in quality may not have any practical significance for many users.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice guides the user toward preparing an original test subject, meaningful to his specific copying needs and to suggest ways in which the test subject may be used to evaluate images from office copy systems.

    1.2 Additional evaluation of image characteristics are covered in Practice F807 and Test Method F875.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    F807 Practice for Determining Resolution Capability of Office Copiers

    F875 Test Method for Evaluation of Large Area Density and Background on Office Copiers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 37.100.10 (Reproduction equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 43212114(Digital image printers)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0360-82R11

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