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This practice covers an accelerated procedure intended to screen ink jet printers for lightfastness in office environments where overhead fluorescent light and window-filtered daylight is used for illumination.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee F05 on Business Imaging Products, this practice was withdrawn in May 2016 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This practice covers an accelerated procedure intended to screen ink jet prints for lightfastness in office environments where overhead fluorescent light and window-filtered daylight is used for illumination.
1.2 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.
1.3 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in 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.
ANSI StandardANSI/NAPM IT9.9-1996 Stability of Color Photographic ImagesMethods of Measuring American National Standards Institute, 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
D1729 Practice for Visual Appraisal of Colors and Color Differences of Diffusely-Illuminated Opaque Materials
D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
D3424 Practice for Evaluating the Relative Lightfastness and Weatherability of Printed Matter
D4674 Practice for Accelerated Testing for Color Stability of Plastics Exposed to Indoor Office Environments
G113 Terminology Relating to Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests of Nonmetallic Materials
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ASTM F1946 / F1946M-10, Standard Practice for Determining the Lightfastness of Ink Jet Prints Exposed to Indoor Fluorescent Lighting and Window-Filtered Daylight (Withdrawn 2016), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top