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Stability of Ink Jet Prints to Gas Fading – New Developments

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Since the quality of ink jet prints, especially in the photographic sector has reached a high level, the gas fading of dyes has become an important issue. Up to now, a standardized test method for gas fading has not existed.

Since it is believed that ozone has the most impact on gas fading phenomena, a testing system was developed which studies the effect of ozone exposure on ink jet prints.

Humidity plays a significant role in the fading effects of ozone. Because of this, it is very important to guarantee a constant humidity level during testing.

This contribution will describe state-of-the-art ozone testing, as well as rank the performance of several dyes of differing chemical structures. Some explanations of the mechanism of color fading will be discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2003-01-01

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