This document specifies the minimum information to be included in the specification sheets of Class 3 and Class 4 printers in order for users to compare the characteristics of different machines. The term “specification sheets” applies to documents which describe the performance characteristics of the printers to be included in instruction manuals, product brochures or on websites.
This document applies to printers that can be operated in an office environment. Printers requiring specially equipped rooms or specially instructed operators are not considered in this document.
NOTE This document is intended to facilitate users in selecting a printer which meets their requirements. The ISO/IEC 11160 series deals with different classes of printers, such as class 3 and class 4 printers shown in Table C.1 of (Annex C). Elements for classification of printers is given in Annex A. Detailed descriptions of class 3 and class 4 printers are specified in (3.4) and (3.5). Serial printers which are classified as class 1 or class 2 printers as defined and covered in ISO/IEC 11160-1:1997, Annex C.