FSC 7530                                                         JCP G50
                          25% TRANSLUCENT BOND
Bond Paper                                              February 1, 1999

Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For offset printing, generally face only, of open master forms, etc., 
which are used for duplicating in the ammonia process of reproduction. 
Printed matter may include text and line illustrations.
Stock: Not less than 25 pct cotton or linen fibers. Groundwood pulp, not 
  to exceed 1 pct.

    Note: \1\ Postconsumer recovered fiber, in any percentage, is 
  encouraged, provided that the requirements of this Standard are met.
Acidity: pH value shall average not less than 5.0.
Rosin: Average not to exceed 2.0 pct for papers having pH value less 
  than 6.5.

Grammage (g/m2)........................ 60
  Basis weight: 17 by 22 inches, 500 sheets 
(pounds).......................................... 16
  A tolerance of 5 pct shall be allowed.

Folding endurance: Average, each direction, not less than--
  M.I.T. (double fold)............................ 75
  Schopper (double fold).......................... 75

Opacity: Average, not to exceed (percent)......... 70
    Note: The paper should freely transmit ultra-violet light in near 
  visible portion of the spectrum. It should retain its ultra-violet 
  light transparency with age, remaining free from that degree of 
  discoloration which would materially reduce its printing speed. If 
  treated to aid transparency, the materials used shall not cause 
  bleeding or feathering of the image nor offsetting in the files.
Ruling and writing qualities: Lines ruled and characters written with 
  ball point and felt tip pens shall be clear cut and free from 
  excessive feathering.
Erasing quality: Paper shall retain good ruling, writing, and typing 
  quality, texture, and surface appearance, without ink spreading after 
  repeated erasures. Samples from the delivery shall show no greater 
  resistance than the standard sample to removal by abrasion of 
  typewritten characters.

Watermark: Paper shall not be watermarked.

Curl: Paper shall lie flat before and after processing through a high 
  speed copier or laser printer with either no tendency to curl or with 
  a curl which can be overcome under reasonable working conditions.

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 80 pct. The color variation shall not exceed 

  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.


 Unless otherwise specified, the following is automatically waived when 
  printing or duplicating is to be accomplished on commercial contract
Equilibrium relative humidity: Shall be 45 pct 8 pct at 
  23 deg.C 2  deg.C.\2\

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 is allowed.
Surface: Shall be free from lint, fuzz, or any particles which will 
  pick, lift, fluff, or pile on the blanket under normal press 
  conditions. 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.


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