FSC 7530                                                        JCP O-63
Miscellaneous Paper                                     February 1, 1999
                             WHITE AND COLORED

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.

Stock: Groundwood pulp, not to exceed 1 pct.

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

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

Grammage (g/m\2\)............................       75       90      105
  Basis weight: 17 by 22 inches, 500 sheets         20       24       28
  A tolerance of 5 pct shall be

Tearing strength: Average, each direction,         350      370      400
 not less than (mN)
  Equivalent (grams).........................       36       38       41

Opacity: Average, not less than (percent)....       90       92       93
  No individual specimen shall average less         88       90       91
 than (percent)..............................

Thickness: Average, not less than (mm).......    0.095    0.105    0.120
  Equivalent (inch)..........................   0.0037   0.0041   0.0047

    A tolerance of 0.008 mm (0.0003 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.

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).
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 83 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 or white are applicable. 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.
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 50,000 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.


    \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.