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Electrostatic screen-through ink jet printing technique
Author(s): Akira Nakazawa; Michinori Kutami; Mitsuo Ozaki; Shigeharu Suzuki; Hideyuki Kikuchi
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Paper Abstract

The authors designed an electrostatic ink jet printing technique that prints using a voltage lower than conventional techniques. The assembly consists of a closely aligned ink roller, mask screen, paper, and an electrode. A voltage pulse is applied between the ink and electrode, then electrostatic force overcomes the surface tension of the ink, and the ink goes through holes in the screen and sticks to the paper. Major factors affecting the success of this technique are the materials comprising the screen, ink attributes, and electrostatic force.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1458, Printing Technologies for Images, Gray Scale, and Color, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46343
Show Author Affiliations
Akira Nakazawa, Fujitsu Labs. Ltd. (Japan)
Michinori Kutami, Fujitsu Labs. Ltd. (Japan)
Mitsuo Ozaki, Fujitsu Labs. Ltd. (Japan)
Shigeharu Suzuki, Fujitsu Labs. Ltd. (Japan)
Hideyuki Kikuchi, Fujitsu Labs. Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1458:
Printing Technologies for Images, Gray Scale, and Color
Derek B. Dove; Takao Abe; Joachim L. Heinzl, Editor(s)

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