ASTM International - ASTM D6487-10(2019)

Standard Practice for Preparing Prints of Paste Printing Inks Using a Hand Operated Laboratory Flat-Bed Press

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 January 2019
Status: active
Page Count: 5
ICS Code (Inks. Printing inks): 87.080
significance And Use:

4.1 Laboratory proofing of ink is necessary to establish a reproducible prediction of print appearance and performance properties, most of which are highly sensitive to ink film thickness. The... View More

scope:

1.1 This practice covers the procedure for preparing prints of paste inks using a hand operated flat-bed laboratory proof press. The initial method was developed by the National Printing Ink Research Institute.2

1.2 This practice is applicable to the preparation of single-color solid-area prints by the dry offset process (also known as Letterset) on a flat substrate such as paper or metal. It can readily be adapted to print by direct letterpress.3

Note 1: The proofing press described in this practice can also be used with printing gages in accordance with Practice D6846.

1.3 This practice is applicable primarily to lithographic and letterpress inks that dry by oxidation or penetration. With the addition of appropriate drying or curing equipment, it is also applicable to other systems such as heat-set or energy-curable.

1.4 The instructions in this practice are intended to minimize the within-print and among-operator variability inherent in hand operations.

1.5 This practice does not measure the actual film thickness on the print, but evaluates film thickness equivalence by visual or instrumental comparisons of reflection density.

1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the users of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautions are given in Section 7.

1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM D6487-10(2019)
January 1, 2019
Standard Practice for Preparing Prints of Paste Printing Inks Using a Hand Operated Laboratory Flat-Bed Press
1.1 This practice covers the procedure for preparing prints of paste inks using a hand operated flat-bed laboratory proof press. The initial method was developed by the National Printing Ink Research...
July 15, 2010
Standard Practice for Preparing Prints of Paste Printing Inks Using a Hand Operated Laboratory Flat-Bed Press
1.1 This practice covers the procedure for preparing prints of paste inks using a hand operated flat-bed laboratory proof press. The initial method was developed by the National Printing Ink Research...
June 1, 2004
Standard Practice for Preparing Prints of Paste Printing Inks by Rollouts on a Laboratory Flat-Bed Press
1.1 This practice covers the procedure for preparing prints of paste inks using rollouts on a flat-bed laboratory proof press. The initial method was developed by the National Printing Ink Research...
December 10, 2001
Standard Practice for Preparing Prints of Paste Printing Inks With an Offset Color Proofing Press
1.1 This practice covers the procedure for preparing laboratory prints of paste inks utilizing an offset color Proofing Press. The initial method was developed by the National Printing Ink Research...
December 10, 2001
Standard Practice for Preparing Prints of Paste Printing Inks With an Offset Color Proofing Press
1.1 This practice covers the procedure for preparing laboratory prints of paste inks utilizing an offset color Proofing Press. The initial method was developed by the National Printing Ink Research...
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