FSC 7530                                                        JCP O-60
            PLAIN COPIER, XEROGRAPHIC, WHITE, AND COLORED \1\
Miscellaneous Paper                                     February 1, 1999
                           (ARCHIVAL QUALITY)
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Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For use in laser printers, high speed, plain paper copiers and 
xerographic equipment as specified; for producing products requiring 
permanence (archival quality).
Stock: 100 pct bleached chemical woodpulp.

    Note: \1\ Postconsumer fiber, in any percentage, is encouraged, 
  provided that the requirements of this Standard are met.
Acidity: pH value by cold extraction shall be not less than 7.5. The 
  paper shall contain not less than 2 pct calcium carbonate.
    Any deviation from requirement shall be sufficient cause for 
  rejection of the paper.

Absolute moisture: Average (percent).............. 4.5
  A tolerance of 0.5 percentage point 
shall be allowed.                                   

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

Stiffness: Gurley, average, not less than--
  Machine direction (mg).......................... 135
  Cross direction (mg)............................ 60

            OR

    Taber, average, not less than--
  Machine direction (units)....................... 1.9
  Cross direction (units)......................... 0.9
    Any deviation from requirement shall be sufficient cause for 
  rejection of the paper.

Tearing strength: Average, each direction, not 
less
  than (mN)....................................... 400
  Equivalent (grams).............................. 41

Opacity: Average, not less than (percent)......... 86
  No individual specimen shall average less than     
  (percent)....................................... 84

Smoothness: Average, each side (units)............ 160
  A tolerance of 30 units shall be 
allowed.
    Any specimen averaging more than 30 units from the nominal 
  value shall be sufficient cause for rejection of the paper.
Curl: Paper shall lie flat before and after processing through a high 
  speed copier or laser printer with either no tendency to curl or with 
  a curl which can be overcome under reasonable working conditions.
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.
Surface: Shall be free from lint, fuzz, wrinkles, waviness, folds, 
  holes, tears, and other detrimental defects.
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 1 mm (\1/32\ 
  inch) shall be allowed for sheets 216 by 356 mm (8\1/2\ by 14 inches) 
  or less. Successive sheets within any package shall not differ from 
  each other by more than 1 mm (\1/32\ inch). Paper shall be considered 
  square if the variation does not exceed 1 mm (\1/32\ 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. Splices shall be 
  neatly and securely overlap-pasted and made with a repulpable adhesive 
  which will not permit the splice to separate. 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.
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 the white paper not less than 81 pct. The color 
  variation shall not exceed DE(CIELAB)=1.0.
    For colored stock, paper shall match one of the established 
  standards or as specified. Standards are blue, buff, green, pink, 
  salmon, or yellow. Colors shall be pulp-dyed. When a match to a 
  Government color standard has not been specified, the commercial 
  standards for these colors and white are applicable. Color coordinates 
  for selected standards are included in Part 3.
  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.
Performance: Shipments of any qualified product shall perform 
  satisfactorily on laser printers and high speed xerographic equipment. 
  There shall not be more than one paper-caused jam or one document with 
  unacceptable image quality due to the paper per 5,000 continuous-copy 
  run at atmospheric conditions of 21 5.5  deg.C and 50 
  20 pct relative humidity.
Sampling and testing: Shall be conducted in accordance with standards, 
  in Part 2, Government Paper Specification Standards. The precision 
  requirements of the acceptance criteria (Part 4) shall apply for all 
  properties except for stock, acidity, filler content, tearing strength 
  and others noted in the standard. Any deviation in the ``excepted'' 
  properties is a critical defect and shall be sufficient cause for 
  rejection of the paper. Prior-to-production testing of paper is 
  required. Conformance to these requirements will permit the 
  reproduction of the infinity symbol () in the document or 
  publication. (Reference: ANSI/NISO standard Z39.48--1992.)

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    \1\ See JCP O-65 or JCP O-70 which is a similar grade requiring 
postconsumer (PC) fiber. This grade is typically a low Government usage 
paper and currently not readily and/or economically available with 
postconsumer fiber content.