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Drying of Water-Based Inks on Plain Paper
  DOI :  10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.1997.41.2.art00009  Published OnlineMarch 1997
Abstract

Previous studies in ink-jet printing have considered ink penetration into paper or ink evaporation to be effective in the drying process. In the present study, a unified approach that allows for simultaneous evaporation and penetration during the drying process was applied. To this end, penetration rates were measured experimentally using a Bristow tester. In addition, evaporation rates were determined from a theoretical evaporation model that contained no adjustable parameters. It was found that for plain paper used in the office environment, the rate of penetration was at least 20 × higher than the rate of evaporation. Accordingly, ink drying is determined mainly by penetration, and penetration curves alone are sufficient to predict the dry time or ink disappearance on a plain paper surface. In practice, this is illustrated by ink-jet print quality on plain papers of various sizing treatments. The sizing level needs to be adjusted according to the desired ink-jet image. That is, full-color printing requires penetration rates sufficient to accommodate each of the process inks applied without color bleed or other ink-to-ink interaction processes. This may be at expense of character and line print deterioration due to fiber swelling in mono-color printing.

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M. Sami Selim, Victor F. Yesavage, Rachid Chebbi, Seung H. Sung, Jens Borch, John M. Olson, "Drying of Water-Based Inks on Plain Paperin Journal of Imaging Science and Technology,  1997,  pp 152 - 158,  https://doi.org/10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.1997.41.2.art00009

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