Hybrid printing: paper media for combined flexographic and inkjet printing
2012 (English)In: Conference proceedings International Paper Physics Conference, Stockholm: Innventia , 2012, 79-81 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Hybrid printing combining inkjet technology with flexography can be used to add customer specific information into the production of packaging and print. However, in order to improve print quality, a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms governing print quality is required. In this work, inkjet printing using three aqueous inkjet inks was performed on top of flexographic printouts on four paper substrates. For comparative reasons, inkjet printouts were made on the four papers as well. The flexographic film contained tone values ranging from 0 to 100% ink coverage. Line width and print density of the inkjet printouts were evaluated. It was found that paper characteristics such as surface energy, porosity, absorption coefficient and surface roughness play an important role in defining the final print quality. These findings are further supported by micrograph images.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Innventia , 2012. 79-81 p.
Inkjet, flexography, print quality, line width, print density, aqueous inkjet ink
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18115OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-18115DiVA: diva2:581262
2012 International Paper Physics Conference, Stockholm, June 10-14, 2012
ProjectsNextJet Next Generation substrates for inkjet printingResource center for print innovationsHybrid printing