ASTM F875 - 09

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

    Active Standard ASTM F875 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    The copy image quality is affected by many factors; including the copier, supplies, and environmental conditions. The density and background image quality is particularly significant relative to aesthetic appearance, the visual impression of blackness, and the ability to distinguish information from background.

    The test target may also be used to evaluate the copier or supplies.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the description and method of use for a density and background test target for office copier image evaluation.

    1.2 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. For specific precautionary statements, see Section 8.


    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

    E1347 Test Method for Color and Color-Difference Measurement by Tristimulus Colorimetry

    F335 Terminology Relating to Electrostatic Imaging

    F360 Practice for Image Evaluation of Electrostatic Business Copies

    ANSI Standards

    PH2.18 Density measurements--Spectral conditions


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 37.100.10 (Reproduction equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 44101501(Photocopiers)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0875-09

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