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Title
Characterization of printed pigment-based inks on ink-jet media using cross-sectional electron microscopy
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Abstract
This paper reports on the microscopic assessment of representative specimen cross-sections prepared by microtomy and ultramicrotomy with emphasis in structure-property information using optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, namely, the absolute optical density delta, the measured effective printing coverage (C) over tilde, the averaged pigment-based ink layer thickness (t) over bar, and the morphology at 100% nominal printing coverage. This work shows that for different test patches printed at the same nominal printing coverage a number of different printing schemes yield a pre-defined absolute optical density delta which basically depends on the measured effective printing coverage (C) over tilde and the type of pigment-based inks used (spectral absorptivity m not equal infinity) and therefore on the averaged pigment-based ink layer thickness (t) over bar. A method for estimating the spectral absorptivity in is presented which combines the absolute optical density delta of the test patch and the averaged pigment-based ink layer thickness (t) over bar as measured from cross-sectional electron microscopy. @ 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Materials and design. - Reigate
Publication
Reigate : 2004
ISSN
0261-3069
Volume/pages
25:8(2004), p. 647-654
ISI
000223966700001
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