This standard specifies the essential performance characteristics of reader-printers designed to view and make hard copies from roll microfilms and microfilm strips that have a maximum width of 35mm, microfiche, jackets, and image cards with a magnification no greater than 50:1.
This standard establishes criteria for the hard copy prints produced by reader-printers based on the use of microtest charts ISO No. 1 and ISO No. 2 or from microforms with a specified minimum quality either an original or a duplicate. This standard does not apply to special reader-printers that produce color or other types of specialized microforms or prints. In addition, it may not necessarily apply to enlarger-printers.