Digital Glossing, Its Applications and Performance Evaluation
Several attempts were made by the digital printing industry to increase the overall gloss level of electro-photographic prints. They include both in-line and off-line processes. The results were mixed. Gloss lamination and UV coating remain as the two major methods to provide high gloss for electro-photographic prints.1 A novel method to deliver high gloss on these prints is being reported in this article.2 This approach utilizes a belt in fusing a layer of Clear DryInk overcoat on top of a printed sheet to achieve a high level of gloss. It also makes use of barcodes and barcode-scanner to communicate the machine parameters between the digital press and the glossing unit hence an optimized system level near-line solution. Several substrates were tested using this method in comparison to aqueous, varnish, UV and lamination. The achieved gloss level and protection performance were reported in this study.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2005-01-01
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