Generic Behaviour of Model UV Cure Ink-Media Interactions

J. Léopoldès, S. J. Wilkins, D. G. Bucknall, A. Dupuis, J. M. Yeomans

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Abstract

In this work we present a study of the characteristics of UV cure ink droplets on different media (model homogeneous and heterogeneous surfaces, PET, treated PET, etc.). By varying the magnitude of chemical heterogeneities on model surfaces, we are able to highlight the parameters that affect droplet shape. Using Lattice Boltzmann simulations of droplet spreading, we show that the location of the impact point of a droplet on patterned substrate with micron size chemical heterogeneity is an important criterion to consider with respect to the equilibrium shape of a droplet. This allows a complete understanding of the effect of chemical heterogeneity on droplet shape, and therefore on printing quality. We also report an experimental study of the internal morphology of ink droplets adsorbed on chemically defined substrates. This morphology appears to be related with the surface properties of the media considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIS and T's International Conference on Digital Production Printing and Industrial Applications
PublisherSociety for Imaging Science and Technology
Pages143-144
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0892082461
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventIS and T's International Conference on Digital Production Printing and Industrial Applications - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 18 May 200321 May 2003

Conference

ConferenceIS and T's International Conference on Digital Production Printing and Industrial Applications
Abbreviated titleDPP2003
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period18/05/0321/05/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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    Léopoldès, J., Wilkins, S. J., Bucknall, D. G., Dupuis, A., & Yeomans, J. M. (2003). Generic Behaviour of Model UV Cure Ink-Media Interactions. In IS and T's International Conference on Digital Production Printing and Industrial Applications (pp. 143-144). [62268] Society for Imaging Science and Technology.