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TAPPI's Standards, Technical Information Papers (TIPs), and Useful Methods (UMs) may be made available on-line to companies paying an annual license fee, or they may be ordered as complete sets in print or CD-ROM versions or as individual documents. TAPPI members receive a substantial discount on purchases.

The complete sets of Standards, TIPs, and UMs are available on CD-ROM or in hard copy on a print-on-demand basis.

Beginning March 2011, all Standards, TIPs, and UMs will be available on one CD. In previous years, Standards and TIPs were issued on separate CDs in alternate years.

Individual Standards and TIPs are updated on a regular basis. When ordering these individual documents, you will receive the most current edition (which may be an update that has been completed since the last publication of the full set). They may be ordered as hard copy or electronic files. Withdrawn documents and earlier editions of documents are available from TAPPI's Member Connection at

Standards, TIPs, and UMs are available as:

Individual Documents (see instructions for ordering below)

How to search for individual documents by number:

  1. Go to the top of any TAPPI web page.

  2. Click in the "Search" box in the upper right-hand corner.

  3. Type the number of the document in the "Search" box.

    NOTE: Be sure to insert a space between the "T" or "TIP" or "UM" and the number, e.g., "T 400" or "TIP 0402-03" or "UM 3").

  4. Click "Search". The product page for the document should appear in the search list.

All individual Standards, Technical Information Papers (TIPs), and Useful Methods (UMs) are available for electronic or paper delivery. For electronic delivery, all documents are e-mailed in PDF format.

List: $49 • Member: $32

For Individual TIPs, order item number: 0108____ (Insert TIP number)
For Individual Standards order item number: 0104T____ (Insert Standards number)
For Individual Useful Methods order item number: 0104UM_____ (Insert Useful Method number)

You can also place an order by calling Member Connection at 1.800.332-8686 (U.S.), 1.800.446.9431 (Canada) or +1.770.446.1400 (Worldwide).

Hard copy documents can be mailed or faxed, but shipping and handling costs will apply. No shipping or handling charges apply for electronic documents.

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