International Standard
ISO 18916:2007
Imaging materials — Processed imaging materials — Photographic activity test for enclosure materials
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ISO 18916:2007
Edition 1
2007-06
International Standard
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ISO 18916:2007
31940
Published (Edition 1, 2007)
This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2020. Therefore this version remains current.

ISO 18916:2007

ISO 18916:2007
31940
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Abstract

ISO 18916:2007 specifies the procedure for the photographic activity and dye coupler reactivity tests.

ISO 18916:2007 is applicable to general photographic enclosure materials such as paper, tissue, cardboard, mat board and plastics. It is also applicable to components of photographic enclosure materials such as adhesives, inks, paints, labels, and tape.

ISO 18916:2007 evaluates possible chemical interactions between enclosures with processed silver-gelatin, colour (dye-gelatin), inkjet prints made with dye-based and pigment-based inks, thermal dye diffusion transfer (“dye sub”) prints, digitally printed dye-diffusion-transfer prints, liquid- and dry-toner xerographic prints, liquid-toner electrostatic prints, and diazo images after long-term storage. It does not pertain to harmful physical interactions such as blocking (sticking together), dye bleed, adhesive migration, or plasticizer exudation. It does not pertain to important criteria of enclosures such as their inherent chemical stability, physical integrity, and workmanship. Passing the photographic activity test (PAT) does not indicate that a material is archival. This term has no clear definition and is not used in this standard. Photo-safe, storage enclosures and their components are covered in ISO 18902, which includes passing the criteria of the photographic activity test.

If a particular brand of commercially made enclosure materials is found to be safe for long-term storage purposes, there is no assurance that subsequent batches will contain the same ingredients of the same purity, chemical inertness, concentrations, or sound and sturdy construction. For this reason, materials are tested annually or upon each formulation or supplier change. For materials which are manufactured in a variety of colours, such as papers and inks, each colour is evaluated and reported separately.

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  •  : Published
     : 2007-06
     : 2007-10
    : International Standard to be revised [90.92]
  •  : 1
     : 14
  • ISO/TC 42
    37.040.99 
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Draft International Standard
ISO/DIS 18916
Imaging materials – Photographic activity test for enclosure materials – Processed silver‐gelatin and dye‐gelatin prints
Reference number
ISO/DIS 18916
Edition 1
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International Standard

ISO/DIS 18916

Imaging materials – Photographic activity test for enclosure materials – Processed silver‐gelatin and dye‐gelatin prints

ISO/DIS 18916

ISO/DIS 18916
84731
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CHF 63
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