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Novel Printing------Using Polymeric Gel as Ink
Author(s): Noboru Toyama; Hiroshi Fukumoto; Hiroshi Tanioka; Kozo Arahara; Norihiko Koizumil; Toshiya Yuasa; Motokazu Kobayashi; Fumitaka Kan
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Paper Abstract

Novel printing ink has been developed based on polymeric gel having the nature of gel to sol transition caused by application of electric voltage. The polymeric gel ink consisted of polyvinyl alcohol) (PVA) partially crosslinked with borax, carbon black as a pigment, and water. Printing facilities was also designed. Polymeric gel ink with electric conductivity 4.0 x 10-3 Ω-1cm-1 was used. It could offer resolution of more than 200 dots per inch (dpi). Image density was fully controlled from 0.05 to 1.5 as optical density by application of electric voltage of 3 - 12 V. An advantage of this printing system was that polymeric gel ink not only acted as ink but also as the support.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1079, Hard Copy Output, (6 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952811
Show Author Affiliations
Noboru Toyama, Canon Research Center (Japan)
Hiroshi Fukumoto, Canon Research Center (United States)
Hiroshi Tanioka, Canon Applied Research & Development Center (Japan)
Kozo Arahara, Canon Research Center (Japan)
Norihiko Koizumil, Canon Applied Research & Development Center (Japan)
Toshiya Yuasa, Canon Research Center (Japan)
Motokazu Kobayashi, Canon Research Center (Japan)
Fumitaka Kan, Canon Research Center (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1079:
Hard Copy Output
Leo Beiser; Stephen L. Corsover; John M. Fleischer; Vsevolod S. Mihajlov; Ken-Ichi Shimazu, Editor(s)

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