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AIIM MS41-1996, Dimensions of Unitized Microfilm Carriers and Apertures (Aperture, Camera, Copy and Image Cards)

To specify the location and buildup dimensions of the microfilm carrier and the location and dimensions of the aperture. Product media are an 80-column tabulating card and a non-tabulating A6 aperture card. The aperture sizes are designated Tab C, Tab D, Tab E, and Tab F. The Tab D size is most commonly used.

The intent of this standard is to help those who manufacture cards, process cards or use processed cards. This standard provides:

  • card classification
  • card paper requirements
  • card sizes
  • microfilm carrier construction methods
  • card handling precautions

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