FSC 7530                                                         JCP F10
                       MANIFOLD, WHITE AND COLORED
Manifold Paper                                          February 1, 1999
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Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For offset printing, generally face only, of multiforms and for 
multiple copies of correspondence. Light weight, low bulk, and low 
opacity. Printed matter may include text and light line illustrations.
      Unless the option below is specified, the following `basic' 
                          specification applies.

Stock: 100 pct chemical pulp.

    Note: \1\ Postconsumer fiber, in any percentage, is encouraged, 
  provided that the requirements of this Standard are met.

Grammage (g/m \2\)................................ 35
  Basis weight: 17 by 22 inches, 500 sheets 
(pounds).......................................... 9
  A tolerance of 5 pct shall be allowed.

Bursting strength: Average, not less than (kPa)... 50
  Equivalent (lb/in \2\).......................... 7

Writing quality: Characters written with ball point and felt tip pens 
  shall be clear cut and free from excessive feathering.

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 
  target brightness of 79 pct for the white paper. The color variation 
  shall not exceed DE(CIELAB)=1.0.
    For colored stock, paper shall match one of the established 
  standards. Standards are blue, green, pink, salmon, or yellow. Colors 
  shall not fade and shall appear even and uniform on the surface of the 
  sheet. Stock shall not be 2-sided. Color coordinates for selected 
  standards are included in Part 3.
  Finish and formation: Shall be uniform.
  Cleanliness: The dirt count for each side of the paper shall not 
  exceed 250 specks per square meter. No sample sheet (600 to 650 cm\2\ 
  in size) shall contain more than one defect with an equivalent area of 
  0.25 mm\2\ or greater.
Sampling and testing: Shall be conducted in accordance with standards in 
  Part 2, Government Paper Specification Standards.

OPTION
 Option A: Alkaline paper. This option is for products requiring above 
                 average permanence for white stock only.
  The following requirements replace the same in the `basic' 
specification and are added to the specification.
Stock: 100 pct bleached chemical woodpulp.

    Note: Postconsumer fiber, in any percentage, is encouraged, provided 
  that the requirements of this Standard are met.
Acidity: pH value by cold extraction shall be not less than 7.0. The 
  paper shall contain not less than 2 pct calcium carbonate.
    Any deviation in this requirement shall be sufficient cause for 
  rejection of the paper.

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 Unless otherwise specified, the following is automatically waived when 
  printing or duplicating is to be accomplished on commercial contract
Sizing: Paper shall be surface- and internal-sized suitable for 
  satisfactory printing on both sides of the paper on high-speed offset 
  presses equipped with continuous flow or brush dampening systems.
Color: Shall match the Government's standard sample for color. A 
  deviation of DE(CIELAB)=3.0 from the color standard for white and 2.0 
  for colored stocks is allowed. A color difference 1.0 DE unit between 
  felt and wire sides is permitted.
Curl: Paper shall lie flat with either no tendency to curl or with a 
  curl which can be overcome under reasonable working conditions.
Size and trim: Sheets: Paper shall be furnished in the size(s) ordered 
  and shall be flat, trimmed square on four sides with clean smooth 
  edges, and evenly jogged. A tolerance of 2 mm (\1/16\ 
  inch) shall be allowed except for sheets 216 by 356 mm (8\1/2\ by 14 
  inches) or less; then a tolerance of 1 mm (\1/32\ inch) 
  shall be allowed. Successive sheets within any package shall not 
  differ from each other by more than 0.5 mm (\1/64\ inch). Paper with 
  the long dimension 813 mm (32 inches) or less shall be considered 
  square if the variation does not exceed 1 mm (\1/32\ inch); over 
  813 mm (32 inches), 2 mm (\1/16\ inch).

Grain: Direction of the grain on flat paper shall be as ordered.

Pressroom conditions: The bulk of this paper will be used in air-
  conditioned pressrooms maintained at 24  deg.C 2  deg.C 
  and 45 pct 8 pct relative humidity.
  
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    \1\ This grade is typically a low Government usage paper and 
currently not readily and/or economically available with postconsumer 
fiber content. If a postconsumer fiber content is desired in the paper, 
that number will be stated in the procurement document.