Standard Historical Last Updated: Mar 26, 2012
ASTM F2498-05

Standard Practice for Determining the Drying Time of Inkjet Media and Inks Using a Smudge Method


1.1 This practice describes a procedure for assessing the drying time of black and white or color images produced by inkjet printers by smudging yellow, magenta cyan, red, green, blue, and black printed color bars.

1.2 This practice can be used to test different media with a given set of inks or it can be used to evaluate different inks with a given media.

1.3 This method is applicable to printed images, where the image may be contacted after printing.

1.4 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.11
Developed by Subcommittee: F05.07
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/F2498-05
ICS Code: 37.100.20