FSC 9310                                                        JCP O-80
                             CARBONLESS BOND
Miscellaneous Paper                                     February 1, 1999

Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For offset printing face and back. Generally for use on multiple 
copies of forms, etc.; eliminates the need for carbon paper. Printed 
matter includes text, line, and rules.

Stock: Free from groundwood pulp and any polychlorinated biphenyls.

    Note: Not less than 30 pct postconsumer fiber. Any percent over 30 
  percentage points, is encouraged, provided that the requirements of 
  this Standard are met.

                                             \1\ CB       CFB       CF

Grammage (g/m\2\).......................     \2\ 55          54       55
  Basis weight: 17 by 22 inches, 500             15        14.5       15
   sheets (pounds)......................
  A tolerance of 5 pct shall
   be allowed.

Opacity:\3\ Average, not less than               81          81       81
  No individual specimen shall average           79          79       79
 less than (percent)....................

Thickness:\3\ Average (mm)..............      0.075       0.065    0.070
  Equivalent (inch).....................     0.0030      0.0026   0.0028

    A tolerance of 0.011 mm (0.0004 inch) shall be allowed. 
  Paper shall be uniform and shall not vary more than 0.011 mm (0.0004 
  inch) from one edge to the other.
Ruling and writing qualities: Lines ruled and characters written with 
  ball point and felt tip pens on the face of the CB part shall be clear 
  cut and free from excessive feathering.
Performance (reproducibility): Each part in a set shall be legible and 
  the characters can be clearly read when written on the CB part with 
  pencil, ball point pen, or with any impact typewriter. The images 
  shall be permanent.
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 the white paper not less than 79 pct. The color 
  variation shall not exceed DE(CIELAB)=1.0.
    For colored stock, paper shall match one of the established 
  standards. Standards are blue, buff, green, goldenrod, pink, salmon, 
  or yellow. Colors shall not fade and shall appear even and uniform on 
  the surface of the sheet. When a match to a Government color standard 
  has not been specified, the commercial standards for these colors or 
  white are applicable. 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 650 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
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.
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.
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.


    \1\ CB=Coated back; CFB=Coated face and back; and CF=Coated face. 
Coating contains microscopic capsules of a colorless dye solution.
    \2\ For grammages (basis weights), other than the ones listed in 
this standard, the following applies: ``Postconsumer fiber, in any 
percentage, is encouraged, provided that the requirements of this 
Standard are met.'' Should a PC content be desired on grammages other 
than the ones listed in this standard, that number will be stated in the 
procurement document.
    \3\ The opacity and thickness requirements in this standard apply 
only for the above grammages.