On-demand Transcript Foil Print Technology for Smart-Phone Decoration

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Recently, the spread of a smart phone is especially remarkable though the portable terminal is widespread. On the other hand, the diversity of the commodity is requested, and there are a lot of demands of the color variation of the product as for the market, too. Moreover, the demand of the decoration of a metallic color has increased in the market.

There are three needs in the decoration of a smart phone. The first is a part around the screen on the surface of the touch panel and a decoration of the logo. The second is a decoration of the back cover of the battery cover. The third is a decoration of a hard case to cover the whole to the purpose as for protection from the dropping impact of a smart phone. For this demand, we have developed totally dry, environment-friendly and small-footprint digital printing machine which is characterized by its Foil printing. It achieved it in the decoration of the surface of the touch panel of the first demand by decorating Anti scattering film. Moreover, because the 2nd and 3rd demand was threedimensional the shape, the decoration with 3D transcript was achieved by 3D heat transcript method with an expanding film. Moreover, it was necessary to avoid the electromagnetic interference in the metallic color decoration with portable telecommunications equipment. We made the ribbon of metallic ink of non-conductive for this problem, and achieved the method of the decoration with the on-demand. As a result, we achieved the ondemand decoration of a smart phone, and came to be able to meet diversified needs.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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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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