FSC 9310                                                         JCP P20
Tag Board                                               February 1, 1999

Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For face and back offset printing of file folders, etc., requiring 
strength and durability. Printed matter may include text, line 
illsutrations, and solid reverses.

Stock: 100 pct sulphate pulp.

    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.

Grammage (g/m 2)....................      170      245      270      405
  Basis weight: 24 by 36 inches, ...
  500 sheets (pounds)...............      105      150      165      250
  A tolerance of 10 pct shall be allowed....................

Thickness: Average (mm).............     0.20     0.28     0.35     0.45
  Equivalent (inch).................    0.008    0.011    0.014    0.018
  A tolerance of 0.025 mm (0.001 inch) shall be allowed.....

Stiffness: Gurley, average, not less than--
  Machine direction (mg)............    2,000    5,000    6,000   14,000
  Cross direction (mg)..............      800    1,500    2,000    7,500

Tearing strength: Average, not less than--
  Machine direction (mN)............    1,470    2,450    3,430    3,920
  Cross direction (mN)..............    1,960    2,940    3,920    4,900
  Machine direction (grams).........      150      250      350      400
  Cross direction (grams)...........      200      300      400      500

Ruling and writing qualities: Lines ruled and characters written with 
  pen and ink shall be clear cut and free from excessive feathering.

General appearance: The color, finish, and cleanliness shall conform to 
  the standard sample(s) adopted by the Government.

  Color: The color of the paper/board in the order (or publication) 
  shall be as specified uniform with color variation not to exceed 

    For colored stock, paper/board shall match the one of the 
  established standards or specified by the agency. The commercial color 
  standard is applicable, unless specified that the color shall conform 
  to the Government standard. Colors shall not fade or transfer (rub 
  off) and shall appear even and uniform on the surface of the paper/

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/board shall be surface- and internal-sized suitable for 
  satisfactory printing on both sides of the board on high-speed offset 
  presses equipped with continuous flow or brush dampening systems.
Curl: Paper/board shall lie flat with either no tendency to curl or with 
  a curl which can be overcome under reasonable working conditions.
Surface: Shall be free from lint, fuzz, or any particles which will 
  pick, lift, fluff, or pile on the blanket under normal press 
Size and trim: Paper/board 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. Successive sheets within any package shall 
  not differ from each other by more than 0.5 mm (\1/64\ inch). Paper/
  board 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/board shall be as ordered.

Pressroom conditions: The bulk of this paper/board will be used in air-
  conditioned pressrooms maintained at 24 deg. C 2 deg. C 
  45 pct 8 pct relative humidity.