Inkjet ink viscosity is a complex topic requiring specialist equipment and techniques to characterise fully. Viscosity is a key parameter mediating drop formation as well as substrate behaviour so is vital to understand in ink development. Mats Larsson from Malvern Instruments will describe the use of characterisation equipment to measure the rheological behaviour of inkjet inks at the IMI Europe Inkjet Ink Development Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, 15-16 March 2017.
Waveform generation and optimisation is a crucial but often overlooked aspect of inkjet development. ImageXpert’s presentation at the IMI Europe Inkjet Ink Development Conference in Lausanne, 15-16 March 2017, will give an overview of the tools and techniques that make waveform optimisation more streamlined and effective.
With inkjet printing rapidly proving itself as a true production process within the area of industrial printing, we as inkjet ink developers need to keep up with the pace and develop new fluids for these applications. Aqueous inks for industrial inkjet printing are potentially advantageous for many different applications. However, delivering the right functionality in a formulation with the constraints imposed by inkjet printing is no easy task.
Michael Mehler, Account Manager at Pall GmbH, gives an introduction to the technology of filtration and the choices of filtration media for different types of inkjet ink.