FSC 7530                                                         JCP B20
                             25% MIMEOGRAPH
Mimeograph Paper                                        February 1, 1999
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Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For mimeographing. Circular letters, notices, office forms, etc., may 
be printed face and back. Printed matter may include text and line 
illustrations. For use when durability, above-average appearance, and 
semipermanence are required.

Stock: Not less than 25 pct cotton or linen fibers. Groundwood pulp, not 
  to exceed 1 pct.

    Note: \1\ Not less than 30 pct postconsumer recovered fiber. Any 
  percent over 30 percentage points, is encouraged, provided that the 
  requirements of this Standard are met.

Grammage (g/m\2\)................................. 75
  Basis weight: 17 by 22 inches, 500 sheets 
(pounds).......................................... 20
  A tolerance of 5 pct shall be allowed.

Bursting strength: Average, not less than (kPa)... 110
  Equivalent (lb/in\2\)........................... 16

Opacity: Average, not less than (percent)......... 91
  No individual specimen shall average less than     
  (percent)....................................... 89

Thickness: Average (mm)........................... 0.125
  Equivalent (inch)............................... 0.0050
    A tolerance of 0.013 mm (0.0005 inch) shall be allowed. 
  Paper shall be uniform and shall not vary more than 0.011 mm (0.0004 
  inch) from one edge to the other.

Oil penetration: Average, not to exceed (seconds). 50

Smoothness: Average, each side, not less than 
(units)........................................... 200
Writing quality: Characters written with ball point and felt tip pens 
  shall be clear cut and free from excessive feathering.
General appearance: Paper shall conform to the standard sample(s) 
  adopted by the Government.
  Color: The paper in the order (or publication) shall be uniform with a 
  target brightness of 80 pct. The color variation shall not exceed 
  DE(CIELAB)=1.0.
  Formation: Shall be uniform.
  Cleanliness: The dirt count for each side of the paper shall not 
  exceed 250 specks per square meter. No sample sheet (600 to 650 cm\2\ 
  in size) shall contain more than one defect with an equivalent area of 
  0.25 mm\2\ or greater.

Sampling and testing: Shall be conducted in accordance with standards in 
  Part 2, Government Paper Specification Standards.

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 Unless otherwise specified, the following is automatically waived when 
  printing or duplicating is to be accomplished on commercial contract
Mimeograph quality: Shall be satisfactory at 1500 impressions.
Color: Shall match the Government's standard sample for color. A 
  deviation of DE(CIELAB)=3.0 from the color standard is allowed.
Curl: Paper shall lie flat with either no tendency to curl or with a 
  curl which can be overcome under reasonable working conditions.
Surface: Shall be free from lint, fuzz, or any particles which will 
  pick, lift, fluff, or pile on the blanket under normal press 
  conditions.
Size and trim: Sheets: Paper shall be furnished in the size(s) ordered 
  and shall be flat, trimmed square of four sides with clean smooth 
  edges, and evenly jogged. A tolerance of 2 mm (\1/16\ 
  inch) shall be allowed except for sheets 216 by 356 mm (8\1/2\ by 14 
  inches) or less; then a tolerance of 1 mm (\1/32\ inch) 
  shall be allowed. Successive sheets within any package shall not 
  differ from each other by more than 0.5 mm (\1/64\ inch). Paper with 
  the long dimension 813 mm (32 inches) or less shall be considered 
  square if the variation does not exceed 1 mm (\1/32\ inch); over 
  813 mm (32 inches), 2 mm (\1/16\ inch).

Grain: Direction of the grain on flat paper shall be as ordered.

Pressroom conditions: The bulk of this paper will be used in air-
  conditioned pressrooms maintained at 24  deg.C 2  deg.C 
  and 45 pct 8 pct relative humidity.

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    \1\ This requirement may be waived by the ordering agency when 
purchasing less than a mill run quantity and so stated in the 
procurement document. Note, recovered material (cotton/linen) is not a 
postconsumer recovered fiber.