Finishing of Digital Prints – A Failure Mapping
Three different digital printing units, using the xerographic technique, were tested. Uncoated and coated paper qualities of stock weights above and below 150g/m2, developed for digital printing, were used in the study. The folding tests were performed 1-2 hours after printing. A single fold was applied to each printed test image, using two different folding machines and several folding strategies. The tests were performed in a climate–controlled laboratory, where the settings 20°C and 30%, 50% and 70%RH were used.
Results show substantial differences between different folding techniques. The use of creasing was of vital importance in all cases. The results also indicate a diverse function of the tested digital printing units, most probably explained by dehydration of the papers in the printing process.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2002-01-01
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