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Challenges of UV curable ink‐jet printing inks – a formulator's perspective

Andrew Hancock (Department of Colour and Polymer Chemistry, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK)
Long Lin (Department of Colour and Polymer Chemistry, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK)

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

UV curing technology has a number of unique advantages over the conventional curing technologies. However, until very recently, there had been few successful examples of the application of UV curing technology in ink‐jet printing. Several reasons, including the requirement of low viscosity for ink‐jet printing inks, were responsible for the lack of development of UV curable ink‐jet printing inks. This paper describes, in some details, the challenges that a formulator had to face in developing UV curable ink‐jet printing inks, together with information on the status quo of UV curable ink‐jet printing technology.

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Hancock, A. and Lin, L. (2004), "Challenges of UV curable ink‐jet printing inks – a formulator's perspective", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 5, pp. 280-286. https://doi.org/10.1108/03699420410560470

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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