ASTM F597 - 83(2008)

    Standard Practice for Evaluation of One-Time Carbon Paper in Carbon-Interleaved Business Forms by Use of an Electric Typewriter

    Active Standard ASTM F597 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    This practice is used primarily to evaluate the image quality of a one-time carbon paper by comparison with a control carbon of known performance in a business form of predetermined composition on an electric typewriter.

    This practice can also be used for the selection of a one-time carbon for a particular business form where a control carbon does not exist.

    This practice can be used for production, quality control, and research and development.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a standardized procedure using an electric typewriter to determine the image quality of one-time carbon paper for use in carbon-interleaved business forms.

    1.2 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.

    1.3 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

    D585 Practice for Sampling and Accepting a Single Lot of Paper, Paperboard, Fiberboard, and Related Product

    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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 85.080 (Paper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 14121810(Carbon papers); 44102602(Typewriters)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0597-83R08

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