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Can A Polyamide Resin Be Formulated Into A High-Performance Digital Printing Ink?

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Dimer acid-based polyamides are resins of choice for flexographic inks printed on non-porous substrates, especially packaging films and foils. But can they work in inks designed for wide-format printers? To answer this question, we determined the behavior of carefully chosen polyamide resins in non-conventional solvents and solvent blends and tested the most promising resins and blends in basic ink formulations, obtaining data on their viscosity, stability, jetting behavior, drying rate, rub-resistance, and adhesion.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2003

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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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