ASTM F596 - 09

    Standard Practice for Comparative Evaluation of the Imaging Properties of Dry Electrostatic Toners

    Active Standard ASTM F596 | 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 original (or originals) can be used to determine the usefulness of a given dry toner supply in a specific user application.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a method of testing by which the user can prepare a test for dry electrostatic 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 Additional evaluation of image characteristics are covered in Practice F 807 and Test Method F 875.

    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 8 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

    F470 Practice for Caking Temperature of Dry Electrostatic Toner

    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)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F0596-09

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F596-09, Standard Practice for Comparative Evaluation of the Imaging Properties of Dry Electrostatic Toners, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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