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Volume: 14 | Article ID: art00071_2
Time-Resolved Studies of Color Bleed Diffusion Limited Reactions with a Micro-Reactor
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.1998.14.1.art00071_2  Published OnlineJanuary 1998

The quest for relevant non-print based testing of the performance and reliability issues associated with ink-jet printing devices has been a pursuit of many for over 15-years. In this talk, a micro-reactor system that has been developed for time-resolved studies of diffusion limited reactions is applied to the color-bleed assessment problem. The micro-reactor consisting of a free-falling liquid film with at least one intersecting reactant streams. The resultant film exhibits surface-area to volume ratios on a par to that of adjacent printed dots. Once calibrated for a given set of pen parameters, the micro-reactor based instrument can accurately emulate the post-print droplet environment. In so doing, new ink systems may be pre-screened for color-bleed without the time consuming need to subject the system to a print test. A film thickness of 20-to-100-um has been used to assess various ink additives for eliminating color-bleed. The instrumental technique and methodology for evaluating the color bleed susceptibility of ink parings is presented.

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Robert J. Miller, "Time-Resolved Studies of Color Bleed Diffusion Limited Reactions with a Micro-Reactorin Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP14),  1998,  pp 631 - 631,

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