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Physical Properties of LWC Papers and Gravure Ink Mileage , Alexandra Pekarovicovaa
 

Summary: Physical Properties of LWC Papers and Gravure Ink Mileage
Renmei Xua
, Alexandra Pekarovicovaa
, Paul D. Fleminga
, and Valery Bliznyukb
a
Center for Ink and Printability
Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging
b
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
ABSTRACT
Paper properties, such as roughness, air permeability, pore size and their relationships to
the ink mileage were studied. Ink mileage was measured using commercial toluene based
gravure coated inks marked with trace metal carboxylates, which can be detected after
printing by means of Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma (ICAP/ICP) Atomic Emission
Spectroscopy (AES). Magenta ink was doped one metal carboxylate, while cyan and
black inks were doped with another metal carboxylate. The amount of ink transferred was

  

Source: Abubakr, Said - Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging, Western Michigan University

 

Collections: Engineering