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Microporous aluminium-oxide coatings for nonimpact printing applications
Author(s): Bahram Farahbakhsh; Don C. Steele; Paul Smits
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Paper Abstract

Aluminum can be anodized to form a microporous surface film consisting of uniform cylindrical pores normal to the substrate. This film may be engineered to permit detachment from its aluminum substrate, allowing the transfer of the film to a secondary substrate for printing. The film pores can act as vertical receivers of the toners and inks used in non-impact printing, thereby limiting in-plane spreading. If the film is formed on foil of a gauge compatible with printer media handling systems, the image and oxide may be transferred after printing. The use of such films for non-impact printing applications is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1912, Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts II, (18 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146292
Show Author Affiliations
Bahram Farahbakhsh, Alcan International Ltd. (Canada)
Don C. Steele, Alcan International Ltd. (Canada)
Paul Smits, Alcan International Ltd. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1912:
Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts II
Jan Bares, Editor(s)

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