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Light Fading and Pollution Tests of Proofing Materials

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The way proofs are made in the printing industry has changed in recent years. A number of digital proofing systems have come to the market. More and more people are looking into using digital proofs as contract proofs or for remote color proofing devices. However, it has to be kept in mind that at this point in time a digital proof is not yet the standard contract proof. This topic is still under investigation.

The purpose of this study is to provide a better understanding of the fading behavior of new proofing materials used in the printing industry. The proofs produced by these systems are the basis for decisions that usually involve large amounts of money. It is therefore important that the fading behavior of the proofing materials is studied carefully. Test conditions for this research are: framed samples under high-intensity fluorescent light, and ozone and nitrogen dioxide to better predict the influence of possible environmental pollutants.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2002-01-01

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  • For more than 25 years, NIP has been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in non-impact and digital printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems, including drop-on-demand ink jet, wide format ink jet, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based electrophotographic printers, production digital printing systems, and thermal printing systems, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields.

    Since 2005, NIP has been held in conjunction with the Digital Fabrication Conference.

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