Effect of drop size on the print quality in continuous Ink Jet Printing

Jali Heilmann, Ulf Lindqvist

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    Abstract

    Very little attention has been paid in the literature to the impact of the drop size on the dynamics of spreading and on the final dot quality with different paper grades. In this study, the development of the image properties was observed on a time scale of a few milliseconds and upwards, by using a special high speed imaging environment and continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers, with different nozzle sizes but similar water based ink compositions. The results clearly show that there is a strong paper dependent affiliation between the size of the ink jet drop and the high-speed dynamic phenomenon of dot spreading and drying. With coated paper grades, the interrelation between the drop size and the magnitude of the surface structure was found important, compared with the final shape of the dot. With uncoated papers, the growth of the dot is dependent on the size of the drop. The final intensity of the print was found to be the outcome of the characteristics of the ink and the absorption properties of the paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)491 - 494
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Imaging Science and Technology
    Volume44
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Heilmann, Jali ; Lindqvist, Ulf. / Effect of drop size on the print quality in continuous Ink Jet Printing. In: Journal of Imaging Science and Technology. 2000 ; Vol. 44, No. 6. pp. 491 - 494.
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    In: Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol. 44, No. 6, 2000, p. 491 - 494.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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