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Greener Ink Technology for Wide and Super-Wide Format Inkjet Printing

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Abstract:

Hewlett Packard has recently introduced a novel water-based outdoor durable ink and printer solution for the wide and super-wide markets: the HP Designjet L65500. Printed images exhibit good lightfastness (with and without lamination), and durability similar to conventional solvent-based inks. The heated printing system enables imaging on a broad range of media designed for solvent ink printers, including inexpensive uncoated vinyl. Low cost, easily replaceable thermal inkjet print heads provide excellent service life and high reliability. The ink is water-based, low VOC, and HAPS-free, and as a result, no special ventilation systems are required. Image durability is provided by a novel synthetic polymer dispersion. The ink formulation and printer design considerations enabling this breakthrough technology will be discussed, including ink durability, printer dryer design, and print head reliability.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2008-01-01

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  • For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.

    Please note: For purposes of its Digital Library content, IS&T defines Open Access as papers that will be downloadable in their entirety for free in perpetuity. Copyright restrictions on papers vary; see individual paper for details.

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