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ASTM WK85444

New Test Method for Standard Test Methods for Evaluating the Relative Lightfastness and Weatherability of Printed Matter

1. Scope

Test methods for determining the lightfastness and weatherability of printed matter under conditions of exposure to natural daylight and accelerated procedures in a laboratory


Xenon arc, carbon arc, fluorescent lamp, water spray, sun light


The old standard is out dated and the instruments have evolved in 20 years. This procedure will dovetail with test methods by G3.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D01.56

Committee: D01

Staff Manager: Jennifer Tursi

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-27-2023

Technical Contact: David Biro

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