Effect of coating pigment choice on printed color gamut

Juha Saari, Janne Laine, Amy Dimmick, Ken Mueller

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    Abstract

    In printing and color gamut analysis, CMYK are frequently discussed, but there is also a "fifth" color to consider, which is the substrate that is being printed upon. Some variables that are impacted by the substrate used include how the ink received and volume of ink required to reach target print densities. Thus, the choice of substrate can greatly affect the quality of the final printed product. It was determined that the final color gamut of the coated paper was dependent on both the whiteness of the coating pigments used and the structuring of those pigments. Small changes in the optical and structural properties of the coating pigments and the coating pigment size impacted the final color gamut. Coated paper whiteness was achieved by using pigments with improved raw, natural whiteness. Light scattering was improved by changing the pigment particle size and morphology, moving the coating structure pore volume toward the optimum for optical performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationPaper Conference and Trade Show, PaperCon 2008
    PublisherTAPPI Press
    Pages899-953
    ISBN (Print)978-1-6056-0510-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventPAPERCON 2008 - Sheraton Dallas, Dallas, United States
    Duration: 4 May 20087 May 2008

    Conference

    ConferencePAPERCON 2008
    CountryUnited States
    CityDallas
    Period4/05/087/05/08

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    Pigments
    Color
    Coatings
    Ink
    Substrates
    Pore structure
    Light scattering
    Printing
    Structural properties
    Optical properties
    Particle size

    Keywords

    • color gamut
    • coating
    • pigment
    • optics
    • porosity
    • PCC
    • clay
    • ink
    • surface
    • tack
    • print layout
    • ECI 2002 target

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    Saari, J., Laine, J., Dimmick, A., & Mueller, K. (2008). Effect of coating pigment choice on printed color gamut. In Proceedings: Paper Conference and Trade Show, PaperCon 2008 (pp. 899-953). TAPPI Press.
    Saari, Juha ; Laine, Janne ; Dimmick, Amy ; Mueller, Ken. / Effect of coating pigment choice on printed color gamut. Proceedings: Paper Conference and Trade Show, PaperCon 2008. TAPPI Press, 2008. pp. 899-953
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    Saari, J, Laine, J, Dimmick, A & Mueller, K 2008, Effect of coating pigment choice on printed color gamut. in Proceedings: Paper Conference and Trade Show, PaperCon 2008. TAPPI Press, pp. 899-953, PAPERCON 2008, Dallas, United States, 4/05/08.

    Effect of coating pigment choice on printed color gamut. / Saari, Juha; Laine, Janne; Dimmick, Amy; Mueller, Ken.

    Proceedings: Paper Conference and Trade Show, PaperCon 2008. TAPPI Press, 2008. p. 899-953.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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    Saari J, Laine J, Dimmick A, Mueller K. Effect of coating pigment choice on printed color gamut. In Proceedings: Paper Conference and Trade Show, PaperCon 2008. TAPPI Press. 2008. p. 899-953