ASTM International - ASTM D6073-08a

Standard Test Method for Relative Setting of Heatset Printing Inks

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 June 2008
Status: historical
Page Count: 3
ICS Code (Inks. Printing inks): 87.080
significance And Use:

The setting speed of heatset printing inks is important because it influences the efficiency of the drying process. This test method provides a means for comparing the setting of a heatset ink... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method describes the procedure for determining the relative setting speed of heatset inks using a tester consisting of a forced hot air oven and print delivery system.

1.2 This test method is applicable to printing inks intended to be dried by the application of heat and for which a suitable reference standard is available.

1.3 Although heatset inks are normally printed by the offset process, this test method specifies the direct letterpress mode because the higher ink film thicknesses obtained tend to amplify subtle differences in ink setting speed. Prints are prepared by a flatbed printing apparatus using a constant depth printing gage.

1.4 This tester reads temperature and belt speed in nonmetric terms; therefore, instrument settings in this test method are stated first in U.S. Customary Units (inch pound units of measurements). The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.6 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.

Document History

June 1, 2020
Standard Test Method for Relative Setting of Heatset Printing Inks
1.1 This test method describes the procedure for determining the relative setting speed of heatset inks using a tester consisting of a forced hot air oven and print delivery system. 1.2 This test...
June 1, 2013
Standard Test Method for Relative Setting of Heatset Printing Inks
1.1 This test method describes the procedure for determining the relative setting speed of heatset inks using a tester consisting of a forced hot air oven and print delivery system. 1.2 This test...
ASTM D6073-08a
June 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Relative Setting of Heatset Printing Inks
1.1 This test method describes the procedure for determining the relative setting speed of heatset inks using a tester consisting of a forced hot air oven and print delivery system. 1.2 This test...
February 15, 2008
Standard Test Method for Relative Setting of Heatset Printing Inks by the Heatset Tester
1.1 This test method describes the procedure for determining the relative setting speed of heatset inks using a specific tester consisting of a forced hot air oven and print delivery system. 1.2...
January 1, 2001
Standard Test Method for Relative Setting of Heatset Printing Inks by the Sinvatrol Tester
1.1 This test method describes the procedure for determining the relative setting speed of heatset inks using a specific tester. 1.2 this test method is applicable to printing inks intended to be...
January 1, 2001
Standard Test Method for Relative Setting of Heatset Printing Inks by the Sinvatrol Tester
1.1 This test method describes the procedure for determining the relative setting speed of heatset inks using a specific tester. 1.2 this test method is applicable to printing inks intended to be...
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