6 July 1989 Novel Printing------Using Polymeric Gel as Ink
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Proceedings Volume 1079, Hard Copy Output; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952811
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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.
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Noboru Toyama, Hiroshi Fukumoto, Hiroshi Tanioka, Kozo Arahara, Norihiko Koizumil, Toshiya Yuasa, Motokazu Kobayashi, Fumitaka Kan, "Novel Printing------Using Polymeric Gel as Ink", Proc. SPIE 1079, Hard Copy Output, (6 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952811; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952811


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