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The purpose of this standard is to establish the requirements and test procedures for paper to be used in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Systems.
This Standard contains basic definitions, measurement requirements, specifications, and recommendations for papers used with optical character recognition readers.
Two types of parameters of paper for OCR media are covered. These are:
(1) The optical properties of paper for OCR usage
(2) The physical properties of paper for OCR usage.
In addition, OCR papers are classified into three categories (Types I, II, and III) according to allowable dirt and fluorescent content.
Because of the widely divergent nature of OCR applications, this standard may not include all of the necessary or prudent specifications or considerations for a successful OCR system. The values in this standard are chosen on the basis that they are reasonably obtainable. Although each parameter is independently specified, a deterioration in reader performance may occur if the limits of one or more parameters are approached simultaneously. Where new OCR equipment or a new paper is involved, consultation between users, suppliers, and manufacturers is recommended.