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Image Permanence: Commercial Signage/Fleet Graphics

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Abstract:

The permanence or durability of outdoor signage and fleet graphics depends on three main factors. These factors are the construction, the application, and the environment in which the graphic is exposed. Fade resistance is but one property that determines the permanence. More printing of outdoor signage is being done more by digital printing and less by screen printing. The fade resistance of graphics printed by piezo ink jet inks is approaching that of graphics printed by conventional screen printing methods. Retained solvents, though, are limiting the permanence of some demanding graphics printed by solvent-based piezo ink jet inks.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2001-01-01

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  • For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.

    Please note: For purposes of its Digital Library content, IS&T defines Open Access as papers that will be downloadable in their entirety for free in perpetuity. Copyright restrictions on papers vary; see individual paper for details.

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