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Significance and Use
This test method is used to compare the relative erasability of similar ribbons having approximately the same amount (degree) of ink (inking) transfer capability. It is suitable for compiling rankings for comparative testing against a control ribbon for service evaluation and quality control (research).
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the erasability of inked ribbons.
1.2 Results are expressed in visual ranking order or in comparison to a control.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the 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 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.
D725 Method for Identification of Wire Side of Paper; Reinstated 1990 as D 5039
F221 Terminology Relating to Carbon Paper and Inked Ribbon Products and Images Made Therefrom
F497 Practice for Use of the Electric and Electronic Typewriter as a Test Instrument
TAPPI StandardT476 Abrasion Loss of Paper and Paperboard Available from Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, Technology Park/Atlanta, PO Box 105113, Atlanta, GA 30348.
ICS Number Code 35.260 (Office machines)
UNSPSC Code 44103112(Printer ribbon)
ASTM F362 / F362M-91(2010)e1, Standard Test Method for Determining the Erasability of Inked Ribbons, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top