ASTM F505 - 87(2011)

    Standard Practice for Comparative Evaluation of Imaging Properties of Liquid Electrostatic Toners

    Active Standard ASTM F505 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    Subjective comparative evaluation of copies made from the same test originals can be used to determine the usefulness of a given toner supply in a specific user application.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice guides the consumer toward preparing a test for liquid toners used in copiers, which has significance to their specific copying needs, and suggests ways in which test prints may be made and used for each evaluation.

    1.2 This practice does not include those procedures necessary for the evaluation of nonimpact printing toners, those toners used in the preparation of offset masters, or other specialty toners.

    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. See Section 7 for specific hazards statements.


    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

    F335 Terminology Relating to Electrostatic Imaging

    F360 Practice for Image Evaluation of Electrostatic Business Copies

    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 37.100.20 (Materials for graphic technology)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 44103103(Printer or facsimile toner)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0505-87R11

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