APPLIED IMAGE, Inc. General Manufacturing Term & Condition Notes

APPLIED IMAGE will use these general specifications unless stipulated within the R.F.Q. drawing(s) and /or as noted within, or in the APPLIED IMAGE response quotation.  APPLIED IMAGE may take exception(s) to your request and these will be noted in the “NOTES” section within the response quotation.  Any future changes or variations to these specifications may affect the overall pricing and may require a revised quotation.

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: (if not specified)

A) Materials will be chosen by APPLIED IMAGE (if not specified):

  • Standard material for glass products: Sodalime, Opal, Ceramic
  • Standard material for reflective products: Silver-halide photographic paper
  • Standard material for transmissive products: Silver-halide photographic film

B) No special coating(s) will be applied to either minimize or enhance reflection or transmission (if not specified)

C) Unless otherwise specified, transmission photographic density is measured with diffuse illumination, ortho spectral sensitivity (centered at ~590nm), and reflection photographic density is measured at 0:45 diffuse reflectance nominally near 550nm. Color transmission spectrophotometer measurements are made with no diffusion, at 0 degrees, at 550nm.

D) Defects:

  • Line breaks smaller than 50% of a bar width are acceptable – not to exceed 50µm
  • Spot between bars, smaller than 50% of a space width are acceptable – not to exceed 50µm
  • Edge defects on a bar less than 1/4 bar length and less than 25% of bar width are acceptable – not to exceed 50µm

E) Angular Dimensions of Images +/- 1 degree

F) All other defects per MIL-PRF-13830

G) Spots/Voids: 40µ (.040mm) (.0016”) diameter max

H) Unless otherwise specified, all contrasts will be calculated as the difference between the maximum and the minimum transmittance (or reflectance for solid substrates)

I) No defects allowed within 2mm of any imaged features. Unless otherwise specified, 3 defects less than 40µm are allowed on any one part.

Glass Imaging Critical Dimensions (if not specified)

2 - 25µm+/- 1µm
26 - 100µm+/- 2µm
101µm – 1mm+/- 4µm
1mm++/- ½%

Ceramic Imaging Critical Dimensions (if not specified)

11 - 25µm+/- 2µm
26 - 100µm+/- 3µm
101µm – 1mm+/- 5µm
1mm++/- ½%

Glass & Ceramics Finishing Specifications (if not specified)

Round centering / TIR: 0.005” max / (0.127mm) 
Scratch/ Dig:
Edge chips: 0.025” max / (0.635mm)
Finish parts trim to: +/- 0.004” / (0.102mm)

A) Density (darkness) of image(s) will be at least 2.0 (99% light blockage / transmission 1%) of the image density in the visible range.  Surface reflection(s) may be up to 70% reflective (visible).


Photographic Emulsion Reflective Paper Critical Dimensions (if not specified)

25µm - 1mm+/- 10µm
1mm++/- 1%
Reflective DensityTolerance
0.06 – 0.4 D+/- 0.05 D
0.41 – 1.2 D+/- 0.10 D
1.21 D++/- 0.20 D


B&W Photographic Emulsion Film Critical Dimensions (if not specified)

10 - 25µm+/- 2.5µm
26 - 100µm+/- 5.0µm
101µm - 1mm+/- 7.5µm
1mm+ +/- 1%

Note: Minimum “D-max” transmission for high contrast film is D = 2.0


All Specifications listed above will only apply if no other specifications are stipulated within the R.F.Q., Drawing(s) and/or noted within the APPLIED IMAGE quotation.