Comparison of the Quality of Ink Prints on the Market on Coated and Uncoated Paper


Printing inks of various brands are available in the field. Available colors include Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. Ink is an important parameter in determining print quality. Optical density is one of the important parameters used to control print quality. The optical density of the printed material is a form of ink–paper interaction. This research is oriented toward investigating the optical density value of Cyan printing ink on coated and non-coated paper. The main objective of this research is to analyze the effect of printing ink thickness on the optimal density value. Optical density values of Cyan prints were obtained using densitometer measurements, printed with the IGT method on coated and uncoated paper. The optical density values of several types of ink on the market that have been printed on coated and uncoated paper have never been reported before.

Keywords: printing ink, coated paper, uncoated paper

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