Microscale droplet absorption into paper for inkjet printing
2011 (English)In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, Vol. 26, no 1, 142-150 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Digital printing using high-speed inkjet technology puts heavy demands on paper's ability to rapidly absorb the liquid. This is important for both the runability during the printing process and for the print quality. In this article, the dynamics of inkjet droplet absorption and penetration is discussed. The LucasWashburn equation has been applied to experimental results from inkjet printing on paper. The ink absorption on different paper grades is discussed in terms of the physical properties of the surface such as surface energy, surface roughness and porosity. The results of this study indicate that ASA used as internal sizing reduces the absorption speed of water based dye inkjet ink and that evaporation affects the result. The Lucas-Washburn equation can be used to some extent for describing micro-scale droplet absorption into paper, depending on the properties of the paper.
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2011. Vol. 26, no 1, 142-150 p.
Capillary absorption, Dyes, High-speed inkjet printing, Lucas-Washburn equation, Paper properties, High-speed, Ink absorption, Ink jet technology, Ink-jet droplets, Internal sizing, Micro-scales, Print qualities, Printing process, Surface energies, Water based, Capillary flow, Drops, Ink, Ink jet printers, Ink jet printing, Printing presses, Surface chemistry, Surface roughness, Water absorption, Capillarity, Chemistry, Evaporation, Porosity, Printing Machines, Roughness, Surface Properties
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