Offset quality "short run colour printing" using a dry 4-colour bi-component electrophotographic process
Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences
Recent progress in toner technology / Marshall, George [edit.]
In order to design quality consumables a definition of quality has to be given. In global terms, the consumables should interact with the process and the system to yield the required quality image, but also other qualifiers should be fulfilled: When image quality is high, no compromise on the other qualifiers is allowed in order to achieve said high image quality. In the case of Short Run Colour Printing (SRCP), complementing 'classical' Offset Printing at lower run lengths, the user should have a similar general quality feeling as he experiences with his classical technology. Therefore, design of quality consumables is more than optimizing classical materials. New design concepts and principles have to be implemented. The development of the Chromapress® consumables will be given as an illustration of the principles used in the design of quality consumables.