STOCK                                                            JCP V10
Envelope                                                February 1, 1999

Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For the insertion of correspondences either manually or automated 
equipment. Suitable for letterpress and offset printing, processing in 
laser printers, automated mail sorting equipment. Printed matter may 
include text and line illustrations.

Stock: 100 pct sulphate pulp.

    Note: Not less than 20 pct postconsumer fiber. Any percent over 20 
  percentage points is encouraged, provided that the requirements of 
  this Standard are met.

Grammage  (g/m\2\)..................       90      105      120      150
  Basis weight: 17 by 22 inches, 500       24       28       32       40
   sheets (pounds)..................
  A tolerance of 5 pct shall be allowed.

Bursting strength: Average,
  not less than (kPa)...............      260      300      340      410
  Equivalent (lb/in\2\).............       38       44       50       60

Writing quality: Characters written with pen and ink shall be clear cut 
  and free from excessive feathering.
Flap adhesive: The remoistenable adhesive on the sealing flaps of the 
  envelopes shall have a minimum thickness of 0.015 mm (0.0006 inch), 
  uniformly applied. The flap shall not stick to the body of the 
  envelope, but shall be capable of being quickly and securely sealed 
  using 2.3 kg (5 pounds) pressure after moistening. When opened not 
  less than 15 seconds or more than 20 seconds after sealing, the flap 
  shall pull fibers from the body of the envelope over the entire 
  adhesive area.
    The adhesive shall be able to resist the heat and pressure of common 
  office laser printers, so the flap adhesive does not become soft and 
  tacky causing the flap to stick to the body of the envelope.
General appearance: Envelopes shall conform to the standard sample(s) 
  adopted by the Government.
  Color: Shall be light-colored brown kraft shade. The envelopes in the 
  order shall be uniform.
  Finish: Envelope stock shall have a smooth-finish.
  Cleanliness: The dirt count for each side of the paper shall not 
  exceed 250 specks per square meter. No envelope (up to
  300 cm\2\ in size) shall contain no more than two obvious and 
  objectionable with an equivalent area of 0.25 mm\2\ greater on the 
  face of the envelope. (The number of particles permitted is 
  proportionately higher for larger envelopes.)
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
Construction: Shall be specified by the ordering agency. (See drawings 
  in Part 3.)
Size: The size of the envelope shall be as ordered. A tolerance of -2 
  mm, +4 mm shall be allowed. Dimensions are inside measurements.
Pressroom conditions: The bulk of these envelopes will be used in air-
  conditioned pressrooms maintained at 24 2  deg.C and 45
  8 pct relative humidity or offices with atmospheric 
  conditions of 21 5.5  deg.C and 50 20 pct 
  relative humidity.