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Printing materials: science and technology

Thompson, Robert (2004) Printing materials: science and technology. Pira International printing guide, Pira reference series . Pira International, Leatherhead, UK. ISBN 1858029813, 9781858029818

Type of Research: Book
Creators: Thompson, Robert

This book is unique in its field.

The content explores the chemistry and physics relating to the materials used in the various printing processes, including: inks; their chemistry, composition and rheology; paper; the chemistry and physics of its bulk and surface properties and how these are engineered to influence the behaviour of the paper both during printing and in the printed product; polymers, their chemistry and uses in the many printing applications including subtrates, ink formulations and printing plates; recycled paper, the chemistry of de-inking, flotation and manufacture of recycled papers including newsprints and quality papers; The optics of substrate surfaces including the roles of gloss, scattering, reflection and refraction and their impact on print quality; colour chemistry and the molecular chemistry of dyes and pigments used as colorants in inks; modern digital imaging and platemaking techniques including the science of platemaking for conventional plates and the newer computer to plate material.

The book is aimed to present the reader with a progressive study of chemistry and physics which can take the reader to different levels of complexity. So, the target audiences are at postgraduate as well as undergraduate levels, and industrial research laboratories.

This edition looks closely at the latest developments which have taken place in digital imaging techniques applied to both digital printing and plate making. In digital imaging, developments, proofing technologies and the latest digital printing techniques are explained and compared. New technologies including magnetographic, masterless presses and electrocoagulation are reviewed. Recent developments in ink jet printing systems include tone-jet, flat-jet and multi-drop technologies.

The science and technology behind new materials, including photograde ink jet colorants, microporous and water swellable photopaper substrate media are introduced. The technologies behind the exciting recent innovations of electronic paper (E-paper) and electronic inks (E-inks) are explained.

Additional Information (Publicly available):

Previous ed.: 1998.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: RAE2008 UoA63
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Pira International
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 2004
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2009 23:48
Last Modified: 12 May 2011 14:14
Item ID: 1418
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1418

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