Analysis of Printing Substrate, Ink Age and Number of IR Drying Influence on Electrical Resistance of Conductive Inks

  • Josip Jerić
  • Diana Bratić
  • Nika Svilar

Abstract

As a result of availability of new technologies, functional printing as a segment has become one of the most interesting directions of research and development in graphic technology. Conductive inks are not a novelty and they already have broad possibilities in production of everyday products. There is still a big market for the broadening of their use, as well as a possibility of further enhancing their properties. This paper analyzes the influence of printing substrate, age of ink and the number of IR drying on the electrical resistance of the conductive inks. In the paper, subject of analysis was the change of electrical resistance in the line that was 9 cm long and 10 typographic points wide. The semi-automated screen-printing machine was used for printing. Three types of printing substrates were used; uncoated, coated and recycled paper. Two types of inks were used; newly opened ink and ink that was out of date for half year. After the printing, prints were dried using the IR dryer. Prints were dried once, and then additional three times. After the first and last drying, multimeter was used to measure electrical resistance of the lines. Analysis of the data shows that the older ink produces prints with higher electrical resistance. There are

Published
Dec 21, 2016
How to Cite
JERIĆ, Josip; BRATIĆ, Diana; SVILAR, Nika. Analysis of Printing Substrate, Ink Age and Number of IR Drying Influence on Electrical Resistance of Conductive Inks. Acta Graphica, [S.l.], v. 26, n. 1-2, p. 53-65, dec. 2016. ISSN 1848-3828. Available at: <http://www.actagraphica.hr/index.php/actagraphica/article/view/14>. Date accessed: 28 may 2018.
Section
Preliminary Communication