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Factors affecting drop spread in hot-melt ink-jet printing
Author(s): Charles W. Spehrley; David D. Wright
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Paper Abstract

'Solid' or 'hot melt' ink jet printing has become known as a true plain paper imaging process. This is because the image quality is not only excellent, but it is excellent on virtually any substrate. This results because the spot size is well-controlled on all substrates. This paper identifies and discusses those critical parameters affecting the final spot size. The bottom line is that the limiting phenomenon is freezing of the ink, which is dominated by thermal characteristics of the ink and substrate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2171, Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts III, (9 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175293
Show Author Affiliations
Charles W. Spehrley, Spectra, Inc. (United States)
David D. Wright, WAT, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2171:
Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts III
Jan Bares, Editor(s)

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