FSC 7530                                                         JCP G60
                           25% OPACIFIED BOND
Bond Paper                                              February 1, 1999
                           (ARCHIVAL QUALITY)

Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For higher quality face and back offset printing of stationery, open 
forms, etc., suitable processing through high speed copiers and laser 
printers with imaging on both face and back, execution with pen and ink, 
erasing quality permanence (archival quality), and greater opacity than 
obtainable in Standard JCP G40/G45. Printed matter may include text and 
line illustrations.

Stock: Not less than 25 pct cotton or linen fibers, the remainder 
  bleached chemical woodpulp.

    Note: \1\ Not less than 30 pct postconsumer recovered fiber. Any 
  percent over 30 percentage points, 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 in this requirement shall be sufficient cause for 
  rejection of the paper.

Grammage (g/m \2\)................................ 75
  Basis weight: 17 by 22 inches, 500 sheets 
(pounds).......................................... 20
  A tolerance of 5 pct shall be allowed.
Folding endurance: Average each direction, not less than--
  M.I.T. (double folds)........................... 75
  Schopper (double folds)......................... 100

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

Opacity: Average, not less than (percent)......... 86
  No individual specimen shall average less than     
  (percent)....................................... 84
Ruling and writing qualities: Lines ruled and 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 82 pct for the white paper. The color variation 
  shall not exceed DE(CIELAB)=1.0.
  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. The precision 
  requirements of the acceptance criteria (Part 4) shall apply for all 
  properties except for stock, acidity, filler content, and folding 
  endurance. 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
  printing of the infinity symbol () in the document or 
  publication. (Reference: ANSI/NISO standard Z39.48-1992.)


 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 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)=3.0 from the color standard is allowed.
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 dimensions 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).
Watermark: \2\ Shall be the seal of the United States, with the word 
  ``recycled,'' one star, and the year of manufacture, on a 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]
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.


    \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. Note, recovered material (cotton/linen) is not a 
postconsumer recovered fiber.
    \2\ The inclusion of the word ``recycled'' in the watermark is 
permitted only with 30% postconsumer recovered fiber in the paper. See 
Style A watermark in Part 3.