FSC 9310                                                         JCP A10
Printing Paper                                          February 1, 1999
                        (40% postconsumer fiber)

Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For minimum quality face and back offset printing of catalogs, 
pamphlets, newsletters, newspapers, etc., of a non-permanent nature. 
Printed matter may include text, line illustrations, and 65-line screen 

Stock: Not less than 40 pct postconsumer fiber. Any percent over 40 
  percentage points, is encouraged, provided that the requirements of 
  this Standard are met.

Grammage (g/m\2\)...................       40       45       50       52
  Basis weight: 24 by 36 inches, 500       25       28       30       32
   sheets (pounds)..................
  A tolerance of 5 pct shall be allowed.

Tearing strength: Average,
  each direction, not less than (mN)      180      200      220      240
  Equivalent (grams)................       18       20       22       24

Opacity: Average, not less than
  (percent).........................       87       89       90       91
  No individual specimen shall             85       87       88       89
   average less than (percent)......

Thickness: Average (mm).............    0.070    0.075    0.080    0.090
  Equivalent (inch).................   0.0028   0.0030   0.0032   0.0035

    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.
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 53 pct or as specified. The color variation shall 
  not exceed DE(CIELAB)=1.0.
  Finish and formation: Shall be uniform.
  Cleanliness: Shall match the Government standard.
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 the paper on high speed heat-set web offset 
Tensile strength: For roll stock only, average, not less than--

  Machine direction (kN/m)..............     1.6     1.8     2.0     2.2
  Machine direction (kg/in).............     3.9     4.5     5.0     5.5

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 
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 
  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).
    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.