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Volume: 19 | Article ID: art00048_1
Carbon Black Dispersions For High Optical Density on Plain Paper
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2003.19.1.art00048_1  Published OnlineJanuary 2003

As a result of the inherent advantage of pigment based inks over dye based inks, carbon black is now the colorant of choice for black inks in the SOHO market. There is a need for black ink jet inks which give high optical density and excellent print quality on plain paper of varying quality. In this work, a series of self dispersed carbon black dispersions were made using commercially available carbon blacks spanning a broad range of particle morphology. Inks made with these dispersions were printed on a series of 7 plain paper types of varying quality and optical densities were determined. A strong correlation was observed between carbon black particle morphology and optical density.

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Eric Langenmayr, Stephen Crescimanno, Tabb Champlin, Gerald Krotowski, Richard Wu, Richard Cummins, "Carbon Black Dispersions For High Optical Density on Plain Paperin Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP19),  2003,  pp 199 - 202,

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