Developing Technical Information Papers (TIPs)

How to Submit a Technical Information Paper (TIP)

Are you interested in submitting or reviewing a Technical Information Paper (TIP)? Getting started is easy, and which steps you take depend on how far along you are with your idea.

First, you can consult our complete list of subject categories for TIPs below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a TIP, simply complete the New Idea Submission Form [link]. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already have an initial draft for a TIP that contains, at minimum, a description of the scope of the document, you can send it along to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to ensure the required formatting for a TIP is followed and to obtain the necessary number of reviewers as outlined in the TIPs Guidelines.

Regulations and Style Guidelines for Technical Information Papers (TIPs)

If you are already at the writing stage, we provide complete regulations and style guidelines for Technical Information Papers. These guidelines include:

  • How to write a TIP using proper terminology and format
  • How to use a checklist to ensure all required sections are included
  • How the working group chairperson and working groups fit into the process of preparing a TIP

Download the complete guidelines to learn more.

How to Review a Technical Information Paper (TIP)

You can get involved in the TIP review process by joining a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG). These working groups are a great way to have discussions with experts around the world on critical processes and procedures in the industry.

All members in good standing are invited to participate in SSIGs. Each group requires a minimum of 3 members to approve the content of a TIP.

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Technical information papers
Important Quality Parameters of a Printing Ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-59 (2001)

Important Quality Parameters of a Printing Ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-59 (2001)

Technical information papers
Checking the parallel of corrugating rolls with â??NCRâ? paper, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-62 (2014)

Checking the parallel of corrugating rolls with “NCR” paper, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-62 (2014)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control of Starch Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-15 (2002)

Statistical Process Control of Starch Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-15 (2002)

Technical information papers
Techniques to minimize twist warp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-50 (2012)

Techniques to minimize twist warp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-50 (2012)

Technical information papers
Copper Sulfate Test for Corrugator Roll Wear, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-53 (2003)

Tests for corrugator roll wear, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-53 (2015)

Technical information papers
High density papers -- what are they?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-43 (2011)

High density papers -- what are they?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-43 (2011)

Technical information papers
Checklist: preparing die cuts for shipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-49 2007)

Checklist: preparing die cuts for shipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-49 2007)

Technical information papers
Ordering steel rule cutting dies, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-21 (2008)

Ordering steel rule cutting dies, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-21 (2008)

Technical information papers
Introduction to the flow chart, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-26 (2008)

Introduction to the flow chart, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-26 (2008)

Technical information papers
Improved techniques to measure corrugator glue machine meter gaps, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-68 (2010)

Improved techniques to measure corrugator glue machine meter gaps, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-68 (2010)

Technical information papers
Troubleshooting the printing section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-38 (2008)

Troubleshooting the printing section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-38 (2008)

Technical information papers
Reduction or elimination of ink and/or varnish smear when printing and rotary die cutting in one pass, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-40 (2011)

Reduction or elimination of ink and/or varnish smear when printing and rotary die cutting in one pass, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-40 (2011)

Technical information papers
Troubleshooting the diecutting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-39 (2008)

Troubleshooting the diecutting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-39 (2008)

Technical information papers
Counter Ejector Section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-44 (2007)

Counter Ejector Section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-44 (2007)

Technical information papers
An explanation of the toxics in packaging (formerly CONEG) heavy metal guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-58 (2014)

An explanation of the toxics in packaging (formerly CONEG) heavy metal guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-58 (2014)

Technical information papers
Understanding wet strength: what are MRA, WRA, and WPA?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-69 (2011)

Understanding wet strength: what are MRA, WRA, and WPA?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-69 (2011)

Technical information papers
Quality techniques using existing printing equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-11 (2012)

Quality techniques using existing printing equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-11 (2012)

Technical information papers
Purchase order, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-07 (2007)

Purchase order, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-07 (2007)

Technical information papers
Guide to the use of stainless steel pipe specifications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-24 (2010)

Guide to the use of stainless steel pipe specifications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-24 (2010)

Technical information papers
Clad-Steel Plate Use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-04 (2002) WITHDRAWN

Clad-Steel Plate Use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-04 (2002) WITHDRAWN

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