FSC 7530                                                         JCP G70
                                50% BOND
Bond Paper                                              February 1, 1999

Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For higher quality offset printing of stationery for use by officials 
at the higher levels of government, requiring execution with pen and 
ink, erasing quality, above average permanence, and suitable for 
processing in a laser printer. Printed matter may include text and line 
Stock: Not less than 50 pct cotton or linen fibers. Groundwood pulp, not 
  to exceed 1 pct.
    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\ Not less than 30 pct postconsumer fiber. Any percent over 
  30 percentage points, is encouraged, provided that the requirements of 
  this Standard are met.
Acidity: pH value shall average not less than 6.5.

Grammage (g/m \2\)....................................       60       75
  Basis weight: 17 by 22 inches, 500 sheets (pounds)..       16       20
  A tolerance of 5 pct shall be allowed.

Folding endurance: Average, each direction, not less than--
  M.I.T. (double fold)................................       60       75
  Schopper (double fold)..............................       75       90

Smoothness: Average, each side (units)................  .......   370 to

    Any specimen averaging less than 325 units or more than 370 units 
  shall be sufficient cause for rejection of the paper.
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 
  the brightness not less than 82 pct. The color variation shall not 
  exceed DE(CIELAB)=1.0.

  Finish: Paper shall have a cockle finish.

  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- and internal-sized suitable for 
  satisfactory printing on both sides of the paper or 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.

    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).
Watermark:\2\ Shall be the seal of the United States, with the word 
  ``recycled,'' two stars, 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 size of the sheet, the design shall appear as illustrated, 
  but in proper size. Full size copy will be supplied upon request.
                          [Year of manufacture]
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.
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 B watermark in Part 3.