Date

1961

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science

Department

Chemistry

First Adviser

A.C. Zettlemoyer

Abstract

In printing, the transfer of the ink from plate to stock at the moment of impression is the most important phase of the process. The amount of the ink transferred to the stock from a film of known thickness on the plate depends on the press characteristics, including the printing speed and pressure, the compostion and rheological properities of the ink and the properties of the stock, particularly its surface smoothness and porous structure. Since the quantity of ink which remains on the stock after printing has a considerable influence on the print quality, much work has been done to predict the transfer of ink quantitatively.

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