FSC 7530                                                         JCP D50
                            100% FINE WRITING
Writing Paper                                           February 1, 1999

Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For highest quality offset printing and embossing of stationery, 
letterheads, certificates, citations, diplomas, etc., requiring 
execution with pen and ink, erasing quality, permanence, and suitable 
for processing in a laser printer. This paper should be restricted to 
printing of stationery for use by officials at the highest level of 

Stock: 100 pct cotton or linen fibers.
    No fluorescent (optical) brighteners shall be added to the pulp or 
  paper during manufacture. Fluorescence, due to residual white water, 
  broke, or natural fibers, is permissible; provided the increase in 
  reflectance, measured with and without the ultraviolet component of a 
  light source of 3100 kelvin in combination with a C.I.E. 
  (International Commission on Illumination) Z (blue) filter, does not 
  exceed 2.0 pct.
    Note: 1 Postconsumer recovered fiber, in any percentage, 
  is encouraged, provided that the requirements of this Standard are 
Acidity: pH value shall average not less than 6.5.

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

Bursting strength: Average, not less than (kPa)... 320
  Equivalent (lb/in\2\)........................... 47
Writing quality: Characters written with pen and ink shall be clear cut 
  and free from excessive feathering.
Erasing quality: Paper shall retain good ruling, writing, and typing 
  quality, texture, and surface appearance, without ink 

  spreading after repeated erasures. Samples from the delivery shall 
  show no greater resistance than the standard sample to removal by 
  abrasion of typewritten characters.

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.

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 81 pct. The color variation shall not exceed 
  Finish and 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.


 Unless otherwise specified, the following is automatically waived when 
  printing or duplicating is to be accomplished on commercial contract
Sizing: Paper shall be surface-sized with high-grade animal glue and 
  internal-sized suitable for satisfactory printing on both sides of the 
  sheet on high-speed offset presses equipped with continuous flow or 
  brush dampening systems.
Color: Shall match the Government's standard sample for color. A 
  deviation of DE(CIELAB)=0.5 from the color standard is allowed.
    For information only, the CIELAB values (Ill D65, 10 deg. observer) 
  of the color standard are
Surface: Shall be free from lint, fuzz, or any particles which will 
  pick, lift, fluff, or pile on the blanket under normal press 
  conditions. Paper shall lie flat with either no tendency to curl or 
  with a curl which can be overcome under reasonable working conditions.
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).
Grain: Direction of the grain on flat paper shall be as ordered.
Watermark: Shall be the seal of the United States, with four stars and 
  the year of manufacture, on the basis of four times on a sheet 432 by 
  559 mm (17 by 22 inches), one in each quarter. The watermark shall be 
  clear and legible. When viewed from the felt side of the sheet, the 
  design shall appear as illustrated, but in proper size. Full size copy 
  will be supplied upon request.
                          [Year of manufacture]
    Note: The word recycled over the star(s) may be included in the 
  watermark if the paper complies with the current EPA-recommended 
  minimum content standard for postconsumer recovered fiber. (See style 
  F drawing in Part 3.)
Mill inspection: The use of this paper requires the highest degree of 
  accuracy in printing and binding operations. The manufacturer shall 
  inspect the paper to eliminate all waste, scrap, and paper with torn 
  sheets, turned corners, slime spots, dirt, and other foreign matter 
  which will detract from the appearance of the paper.
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.


    \1\ This grade is typically a low Government usage paper and 
currently not readily and/or economically available with postconsumer 
recovered fiber content. If a postconsumer recovered fiber content is 
desired in the paper, that number will be stated in the procurement 
document. Note, recovered material (cotton/linen) is not a postconsumer 
recovered fiber.