ASTM International - ASTM D6043-96
Standard Guide for Selection of Permanent and Durable Artist's Paper
|Publication Date:||10 December 2001|
|ICS Code (Paper and board):||85.060|
1.1 This guide covers artist's papers used in the preparation of permanent or semipermanent artwork. Some works of art are expected to last several hundred years, and others might be expected to last 50 years, or less.
1.2 In selecting artist's papers for a given life expectancy, papers with acceptable strength are evaluated for life expectacy through accelerated aging.
1.3 This guide is to be used for guidance in the purchase of permanent artist's paper.
1.4 As a great variety of artist's papers are to be found in the market place, extensive information on the various kinds of paper in use by artists is beyond the scope of this guide. This guide is concerned mostly with life expectancy of the paper.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.