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AIIM MS38-1995, Standard Recommended for the Microrecording of Engineering Graphics - Computer-Output Microfilm

This document includes micro-image characteristics that are common to source-document production techniques as well as those that are COM created by microfilming the face of a cathode ray tube or by causing focused radiation to impinge directly upon the microfilm using an electron beam or laser.

This document does not include micro-recording of cartographic and architectural material or other engineering graphics that also conform to requirements of ANSI Y14-Drawing Series.

This document specifies the procedures, dimensions, and quality values governing the micro-recording of engineering documentation with a 35mm Computer-Output Microfilmer (COM). This document includes micro-image characteristics that are common to source-document production techniques as well as those that are COM created by microfilming the face of a cathode ray tube or by causing focused radiation to impinge directly upon the microfilm using an electron beam or laser.

This document does not include micro-recording of cartographic and architectural material or other engineering graphics that also conform to requirements of ANSI Y14-Drawing Series.

Because the current state of the art does not provide the desired compatibility, the user is advised that the density requirements indicated herein may not be compatible with the density requirements of source-document micro-images already established. Equipment control settings that have been established for the printout and duplication of source-document micro-images may not be valid for the printout and duplication of micro-images created under the requirements specified in this document.

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