Printing on Polymers: Theory and Practice

Joanna Izdebska-Podsiadły

Abstract

In this chapter, a short history of printing and its meaning are given. All printing techniques used for polymer printing as well as some decorative methods are briefly presented. The suitability of various printing techniques to print selected polymeric materials and packaging materials is discussed. Because substrate properties are the primary factors that determine the printability of polymers printed bases substrates such as films, multilayer films, semirigid and rigid plastic sheets, molded products, synthetic papers, and polymer-coated boards are described. In the case of these nonabsorbent materials, the key factor that determines printability is their surface free energy, which has an impact on material wettability and adhesion of ink to the substrate. All these problems, as well as the most important points related to print quality, are presented in this chapter. At the end, some facts about the plastic printing industry are included.
Author Joanna Izdebska-Podsiadły IMP
Joanna Izdebska-Podsiadły,,
- The Institute of Mechanics and Printing
Pages1-20
Publication size in sheets0.95
Book Izdebska-Podsiadły Joanna, Thomas Sabu: Printing on Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications, 2016, Elsevier, ISBN 9780323374682, 444 p.
Keywords in Polishpolimerowe podłoża drukowe, jakość nadruku, drukowanie tworzyw sztucznych, techniki drukowania, swobodna energia powierzchniowa, zwilżanie powierzchni
Keywords in Englishplastic substrates, print quality, printability, printed polymers, printing techniques, surface-free energy, surface wetting
DOIDOI:10.1016/B978-0-323-37468-2.00001-4
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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