CBS1 is the clearing bank specification relating to paper used for printing cheques and debit vouchers. The specification is described in the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company (C&CCC, formally APACS) 3.5 standard. 

CBS2 is the specification described in the C&CCC 3.2 standard relating to paper used for printing credit vouchers. 

The specifications for CBS1 and CBS2 paper include:

  • Grammage
  • Thickness
  • Roughness
  • Stiffness
  • Air permanence
  • Resistance to tear
  • Reflectance
  • UV dull
  • Spots and fibres
  • Chemical sensitivity.

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