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No. 1 Offset Book, Smooth-Finish

By Government Printing Office

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Book Id: WPLBN0000170192
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: No. 1 Offset Book, Smooth-Finish  
Author: Government Printing Office
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Economic & political studies
Collections: Government Library Collection, Government Printing Office
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Publisher: Government Printing Office


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Excerpt: Use information - This paragraph is informational only and is not exclusively definitive of the end use. For highest quality face and back offset printing of books, pamphlets, folders etc. Low bulk. Printed matter may include text, line illustrations, halftones up to 150-line screen, and solid reverses. Unless the option below is specified, the following ‘basic’ specification applies. Stock: 100 pct chemical pulp. 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. Grammage (g/m2) ... 75 90 105 Basis weight: 25 by 38 inches, 500 sheets (pounds) ... 50 60 70 A tolerance of +/-5 pct shall be allowed. Bursting strength: Average, not. less than (mN) ... 140 170 200 Equivalent (lb/in2) ... 21 25 29 Opacity: Average, not less than (percent) ... 92 93 94 No individual specimen shall average less than (percent) ... 90 91 93 Thickness: Average (mm) ... 0.090 0.105 0.125 Equivalent (inch) ... 0.0035 0.0041 0.0049 A tolerance of +/- 0.008 mm (0.0003 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. Smoothness: Average, each side, not to exceed (units) ... 140 140 140 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 brightness not less than 83 pct. The color variation shall not exceed DE(CIELAB)=1.0. Finish and formation: Shall be uniform with a smooth-finish. Cleanliness: The dirt count for each side of the paper shall not exceed 250 specks per square meter. No sample sheet (600 to 650 cm2 in size) shall contain more than one defect with an equivalent area of 0.25 mm2 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 opacity, thickness, smoothness, and brightness. Any deviation in the “excepted” properties is a critical defect and shall be sufficient cause for rejection of the paper.

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