FSC 7530                                                         JCP D10
                       WRITING, WHITE AND COLORED
Writing Paper                                           February 1, 1999
                             (TABLET OPTION)

Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For face and back offset printing. The 45 g/m\2\ paper is generally 
for use on open forms, including multiple copies, one side only. The 60 
g/m\2\ paper and heavier are used in printing books, pamphlets, 
catalogs, open forms, etc. Printed matter may include text, line 
illustrations, and ruled forms. Halftones and reverse prints may be 
included on the 75 g/m\2\ paper for offset printing by simultaneous face 
and back, blanket to blanket production. Slitting, pasting, and/or cross 
perforating are included in press capabilities. When stock is used on 
open forms, including multiple copies, one side only, for scratch paper, 
note pads, tablets, opacity of stock is not a specified factor.
Stock: Groundwood pulp, not to exceed 1 pct.

    Note: Not less than 30 pct postconsumer fiber. Any percent over 30 
  percentage points is encouraged, provided that the requirements of 
  this Standard are met.
Grammage (g/m\2\)...................       45       60       68       75
  Basis weight: 17 by 22 inches, 500       12       16       18       20
   sheets (pounds)..................
  A tolerance of 5 pct shall be allowed.

Folding endurance: Average, each direction, not less than--
  M.I.T. (double folds).............        7        8        8        8
  Schopper (double folds)...........       12       16       16       16

Opacity: Average, not less than
  (percent).........................  .......       83       84       85
  No individual specimen shall        .......       81       82       83
   average less than (percent)......
    Note: This property is automatically waived if paper is used for the
   production of scratch or note pads (tablets).

Thickness: Average (60 and .........
  75 g/m\2\ only) (mm)..............  .......    0.075  .......    0.095
  Equivalent (inch).................  .......   0.0030  .......   0.0037
    A tolerance of 0.011 mm (0.0004 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.
Ruling and writing qualities: Lines ruled and 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 79 pct for the white paper or as specified. The 
  color variation shall not exceed DE(CIELAB)=1.0.
    For colored stock, paper shall match one of the established 
  standards. Standards are blue, buff, green, pink, salmon, or yellow. 
  Colors shall not fade or transfer (rub off) and shall appear even and 
  uniform on the surface of the sheet. Stock shall not be 2-sided. Color 
  coordinates for selected standards are included in Part 3.

  Finish and formation: Shall be uniform.

  Cleanliness: The dirt count for each side of the paper shall not 
  exceed 650 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.


 Unless otherwise specified, the following is automatically waived when 
  printing or duplicating is to be accomplished on commercial contract
Sizing: Paper shall be surface- and internal-sized suitable for 
  satisfactory printing on both sides of the paper on high-speed heat-
  set web or sheet-fed offset presses equipped with continuous flow or 
  brush dampening systems.

Tensile strength: For roll stock only, average, not less than--
  Machine direction (kN/m)..........      1.3      2.5      3.1      3.5
  Cross direction (kN/m)............      1.1      1.2      1.3      1.4
  Machine direction (kg/in).........      3.4      6.4      7.9      9.0
  Cross direction (kg/in)...........      2.8      3.1      3.4      3.6

Color: Shall match the Government's standard sample for color. A 
  deviation of DE(CIELAB)=3.0 from the color standard for white and 2.0 
  for colored stocks is allowed. A color difference 1.0 DE unit between 
  felt and wire sides is permitted.

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, left, fluff, or pile on the blanket under normal press 
Size and trim: Sheets: Paper shall be furnished in the size(s) ordered 
  and shall be flat, trimmed square on 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 

  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).
    Rolls: Roll width and diameter shall be as ordered. A tolerance of 
  2 mm (\1/16\ inch) shall be allowed for width and 
  26 mm (1 inch) for diameter.
Roll winding: Roll paper shall be tightly wound at even tension and 
  shall not contain more than the specified maximum number of splices 
  per roll. The number of splices permitted per roll is determined by 
  the roll diameter as ordered. On rolls 1,016 mm (40 inches) or less, a 
  maximum of three splices per roll shall be allowed. On rolls over 
  1,016 mm (40 inches), a maximum of four splices per roll shall be 
  allowed. Splices shall be neatly and securely overlap-pasted and made 
  with a repulpable adhesive which will not permit the splice to 
  separate while passing through a drying oven maintained at 200  deg.C. 
  The adhesive may be applied from a tape form backing, provided the 
  backing is removed, leaving only the adhesive component on the splice. 
  The adhesive shall not cause the splice to adhere to adjacent laps. 
  The tails of the splices shall be neatly and evenly removed without 
  damage to adjacent laps. Splices shall be flagged at both ends with 
  projecting colored markers, not pasted to the splice, or otherwise 
  clearly marked.
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.