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Control of the Dot Height of Pigmented Ink for Good Clarity

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Abstract:

Clarity is one of the important physical parameters to characterize the quality of a print image. The print at low clarity will be recognized lacking in glossiness. Generally the pigmented ink is inferior to the dye-based ink in clarity of printing.

The present paper studies the clarity of print of the pigmented ink both theoretically and experimentally and shows that the clarity of print at low duties is determined predominantly by the height of ink dots formed on a paper. In addition, we propose techniques to control the dot height and show possibilities to improve the clarity of the pigmented ink.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2008-01-01

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