Ink blotter paper: Visconti Special Ink Blotter Paper for Fountain Pens – Goldspot Pens

Visconti Special Ink Blotter Paper for Fountain Pens – Goldspot Pens

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Marina K.
Verified Buyer
Jun 3, 2021

Blots quickly and nicely, I like how small they are to make them portable for journaling on the go.

Michele G.
Verified Buyer
Apr 14, 2021

These blotters are smaller than I thought they’d be–11 cm x 6 cm–but that plastic backing is invaluable when wiping a pen nib or blotting an accident. It keeps the ink off fingers and the paper itself is very absorbent. The blotter is impressively thin, which is important if you want to carry one along between journal pages when you’re on the go and they absorb a lot of ink. The plastic is bonded to the paper so you don’t have to worry about it peeling off or separating. It’s an excellent product and well worth the modest price.

Joanna P.
Verified Buyer
Mar 17, 2021

I use this product two ways. My 2nd most preferred use for these actually are when refilling a fountain pen without the luxury of time to scrub ink off my fingers.

My first and most preferred use of this product that I think it’s ideally suited for is as an ink blotter for any writing notebook but especially for my bullet journal. I keep a small plastic sleeve (sometimes a Traveler’s Company pocket sticker) that I use to keep some in my notebook. These work great for on-the-go ink blotting. After making an entry into my journal when I’m without the luxury of allowing the ink to air dry I place the blotter over my writing and hold it to the page with one hand while using the fingers of my other to smooth the blotter against the wet ink. They blot the ink perfectly and the plasticized outside prevents any ink from getting on my hands. Using these blotters allows me to either turn to the next page or close my journal and go, confident no smudging will occur. I don’t think I could function without these blotters! I buy these from Goldspot because of both their great inventory & pricing but, most importantly, because of their spectacular customer service!

John L.
Verified Buyer
Oct 28, 2020

just what i needed

The Pen Shop ink blotter & Format Werk blotting paper

When my wife and I recently walked by The Pen Shop in Manchester’s Trafford Centre we saw an ink blotter in the window. Since it was nice looking and the price was reduced we bought it. My wife will be using it in her office, but the ink blotter brought an old topic up again: Where to get suitable blotting paper from?

I noticed in the past that many shops sell ink blotters, but they do not sell blotting paper. The good thing is that you can buy generic blotting paper and cut it to the correct size.

If you buy exercise books in the German speaking countries they tend to come with a sheet of blotting paper, because in many areas pupils have to write with fountain pens. Finding blotting paper is however more difficult, as there does not seem to be much choice.

Blotting paper is said to have been invented by accident at Lyng Mill in Norfolk, England. There are however different theories about when blotting paper was first used and about its origins (it probably was not invented at Lyng Mill). Blotting paper was very common in the past, when dip pens and fountain pens were more popular and before the invention of blotting paper people used blotting sand.

For my wife’s ink blotter I cut A5 blotting paper to size. The paper I used was made in Austria, produced by Format Werk, Austria’s largest producer of stationery for schools and offices. Their history seems to start in 1968 when their trademark was registered. The Format Werk factory was established in 1976 and in 1997 Herlitz, I mentioned them in an earlier post, bought Format Werk. In 2001 Format Werk became Austrian again, after a management buyout.

The Format Werk blotting paper is carbon neutral and has a pleasant beige colour. It is suitable for blotting, but I have to say that I have seen better blotting paper. The blotting paper (unknown brand) that came with my beechwood ink blotter does not cause feathering. The Format Werk blotting paper sometimes does cause some feathering, presumably because it does not absorb the ink fast enough and is therefore squeezing the ink onto the writing paper.  Unless you use a very wet ink and writing paper that does not absorb the ink well this should however not be a problem.

Conclusion:

A good blotting paper, but it could be better. It is not expensive and, commendable, it is carbon neutral.

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Sex, Drugs, and Vintage Ink Blotters?

by Stephen J. Gertz

Abbott’s ABD Malt, c. 1925.
6 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches.

They are quaint reminders of a bygone era, a time when pens were dipped into an inkwell and, later, fitted with a cartridge or bladder “fountain” filled with ink. Writing was challenging; the ink could easily smear before it dried and it often left blotches on the paper. The excess ink required frequent blotting to prevent a mess; hence the necessity of ink blotters; heavy, highly absorbent papers.

Ink blotters had been around since the fifteenth century, the papers used by themselves or affixed by clips to a wooden block curved along its bottom to allow for rocking motion across the inked document, a more efficient and tidy manner than a flat block allowed. Used with a block, each was approximately 6 x 3 inches.

Abbott Laboratories Ltd. Montreal., c. 1930.
6 1/4″ x 3 1/2 inches.

Schering (Canada) Limited. Montreal, c. 1925.
 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches.

By the early twentieth century it became clear that these simple, blank blotting papers provided an excellent medium for advertising all manner of product and service; blotters were found in offices and homes, used daily and often by millions. Ink blotters provided advertisers with a huge potential audience at little cost for maximum exposure. By the 1920s-1930s promotional ink blotters were ubiquitous. 

Merck & Co. Inc. Rahway, N. J., c. 1925.
7 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.

Swan-Myers Co. Montreal, c. 1930.
5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches.

Schering (Canada) Ltd. Montreal, c. 1920s.
6 1/4 x 4 inches.
Bottoms Up!

For pharmaceutical companies, advertising via ink blotters allowed for an end-run around laws prohibiting advertising in standard media for prescription drugs, i.e. extracts of digitalis, phenobarbitol; pharmaceutical salesmen calling on doctors handed them out to promote their company’s product. And they were widely distributed to heavily promote over-the-counter nostrums to the general public.

Mistol. USA,  1925.
6 1/4″ x 4 inches.

Rogerson Coal Co. Toronto, c. 1920s.
6 x 3 1/2 inches.
Joy Coke – A High Grade Fuel.
Swan-Myers Co. Indianapolis. Montreal/Toronto Distributor, c. 1920s.
6″ x 3 1/2 inches.

And, no surprise, sex was used to move the merchandise – even a commodity as bland as sand. This Mr. Sandman brought dreams guaranteed to keep a man awake and busy with his fountain pen, defying him to blot these sweet dreams out of his memory.

“My [illegible] Shadow.”
c.1940s.
“I’m Putting on the Finishing Touch.”
c. 1940s.
“Of course you have to use your imagination.”
c. 1940s.

Need insurance and bonding? Gance & Wonger insure that wangers will not wilt. A customer service call girl awaits your claim.

“There must be something wrong with my line.”
c. 1940s.

Of course, after all the sex and drugs, you may require something to blot out the cost of excess. The following product provides gland treatment for sexual neurasthenia, aka the doused-fire down below, the withered stones, the weathered seed, and subsequent winter of our discontent. Trust Homovir to restore Man Virility.

Anglo-French Drug Co., Montreal, c. 1920
3 x 5 3/4 inches.
“Gland Treatment regulating nerve and essential power.”

Ink blotters are about as ephemeral as ephemera gets. Never meant to be saved, they were frequently used and tossed out, literally throw-aways given away by the advertiser for promotional purposes. That any have survived is something of a miracle, more so than the advertising cookbooks we’ve previously written about on Booktryst.

Vintage ink blotters are a fun, inexpensive entry-point for collectors that capture an era in writing long gone within the context of American pop-culture of the early-mid twentieth century, graphically interesting and fascinating slices of history.

__________

Images of 40s pin-up ink blotters courtesy of Esnarf.com.

All blotters pictured are currently offered for sale by the above dealers.

__________
__________

Paperweight

The name of this subject, obligatory for the written set of every real retrograde, comes from the French “presse-papiers” – “to press” and “paper”. This is most often a semicircular bar with a handle on top and a sheet of blotting paper attached to the bottom; serves to blot the written. At present, this device can only be seen during the signing of treaties at the highest level, when the signatures of the heads of state are then carefully blotted on the paperweight. Agreements of this level are signed with ink pens, but it is still difficult to say how much of an urgent need this action is and to what extent it is a tribute to tradition and an element of the protocol.

In the XIX – early XX century. There were two kinds of paperweights — the blotter press described above and the massive paper press. It served to press down on business papers lying on the table so that they would not scatter from an accidental draft. The lower part of such a press was usually made in the form of a small slab of marble or other semi-precious or ornamental stone, and the upper part was decorated with cast or stone sculptures.

The blotting paper press appeared in the second half of the 19th century. – after the invention of blotting paper. It was a wooden block rounded at the bottom with paper stretched over it. The sides and top of the bar were crimped in metal or silver. Paperweights for blotting paper were made from various types of wood: red and black, Karelian birch, walnut, alder, oak, ash, plane trees, cypress, etc. Ornamental stones, metal, and less often glass were often used to make top covers.The lids were supplied with handles of various shapes. The upper part could be absolutely smooth or inlaid, as well as decorated with carvings, paintings, overhead and sculptural elements. In those days, paperweights of both types were an integral part of desktop writing sets.

Such sets were made of metal, wood or stone and were lavishly decorated with inlay, amber, stone and metal sculptures, gilding and even jewelry. They served not only for work, but also to decorate the desk and the entire study.In the upper part of the writing set, an inkwell with a hinged lid was usually installed, on either side of which there were metal supports and fixtures for fountain pens.

Speaking of paperweights, one cannot but say a few words about blotting paper, for the use of which it, in fact, was intended. Before the advent of blotting paper, it was replaced with fine-grained quartz sand, which was stored in a special “clerical” sandbox. The freshly written text was sprinkled with sand so that it would dry out more quickly and not smear.The sandbox was also part of the writing set and usually had the same shape as the paired inkwell. The difference was that the inkwell had a hinged lid, while the sandbox had a lid with numerous small holes. The clerical sandbox existed from the 17th to the beginning of the 19th century. and even received a mention in the literature: “On the table were two inseparable friends: an inkwell with a sandbox” (AF Pisemsky, 1821-1881).

In the middle of the 18th century, at the glass factory M.V. Lomonosov’s inkpots were made necessarily in a set with sandboxes. In the “Bulletin of the work of the factory for 1757” mentions “Turquoise inkwell and sandbox” and a number of other similar products. They continued to be produced even after they began to use blotting paper, so that the sandboxes in the middle of the 19th century became a cultural relic – however, a rather beautiful relic that continued to decorate the desks of real retrogrades.

Blotting paper appeared only in the second half of the 19th century.and at first it was called “pass”, “leaky” or “paper” paper, and the paperweight was called “press-paper” for some time. The now forgotten word “buvar” comes from the French buvard – “one who drinks” (in this case – ink), which, in turn, is derived from the verb boire – “to drink.” This is a nifty desktop folder with sheets of blotter paper to drain the ink. In addition, the crib was used to store a small amount of writing or letter paper, envelopes, correspondence, and just for convenience while writing.

Blotting paper is a non-glued and slightly compressed paper made of almost pure cellulose. There are many small capillaries in the structure of the paper, due to which it quickly absorbs liquids (for example, ink). Putting a sheet of blotting paper on top of what you just wrote accelerated the drying process and prevented ink from smearing on paper, hands, and clothing. The most unusual name of the blotter known to all of us is “blot paper” or simply “blot blot”, which comes from the German Kleckspapier (Klecks – blot, Papier – paper). A similar phrase is found in the essays of Vs. V. Krestovsky (1840-1895) and some other authors, and was also recorded in the Academic Dictionary of 1910.

Blotting paper is believed to have been invented by accident. In 1835, at one of the paper mills in England, the craftsman forgot to add glue to the raw paper mixture. The paper has become loose, rough and unsuitable for writing. When the engineer began to scold the master for spoiled products, he took it into his head to prove that it was impossible to write on such paper.The bold ink line drawn by the pen was instantly absorbed. However, the master’s mistake benefited the whole factory, which soon completely switched to making the demanded blotting paper.

In addition to paperweights, the expensive writing set included a number of other, now almost forgotten stationery. We can mention at least an elegant paper knife designed for cutting sealed envelopes, as well as sheets in a book or magazine (which in those days were often published uncut). Such knives were made from metal or silver, less often from bone, wood or stone. The paper knife was distinguished by a wide blunt blade and an elegant figured handle. However, such knives, unlike paperweights, have survived to this day and are usually used to open envelopes.

See the notebook of a schoolgirl from 1882 and find out what a blot is. Where can the people of Surgut get into the past?

They have no idea what a blotter is, and they don’t even know how the first toys appeared on the backpacks.On the eve of Teachers’ Day, the Pirozhnikov Library decided to introduce modern children to the stationery and textbooks used by their grandmothers and great-grandmothers. And if older people will still see familiar objects at the “From the Schoolbag” exhibition, then for the younger generation it will be like a journey through time.

Today’s schoolchildren even hardly pronounce the name of old office supplies. And even more so they do not understand how with this ink pen, which blots and smudges, it was possible to write without blots and, without exaggeration, in perfect handwriting. The notebook of the 10-year-old student Efrosinya Protopopova, who later became the wife of the Surgut district police chief Grigory Pirozhnikov, is the most valuable exhibit at the Schoolbag exhibition. It was signed on May 21, 1882, that is, it was kept for more than 130 years.

“Now we have ballpoint pens, and we don’t need any blotting paper. That is, you wrote a whole page, turned it over, and nothing was printed. Of course, there are gel pens that can be erased, but ballpoint pens are rarely erased, and they are made in different colors, ”said schoolboy Andrei Borisov.

By the way, what a blotter is and how it looks, many children first learned at the exhibition. But the library staff are sure that adults will also be surprised to learn the biography of this apparently familiar notebook insert.

“It is interesting that the blotter was initially called not blotter, but blotting paper, blotting paper, flowing paper and even blotting paper. And I must say that ink in the Soviet Union was used for a long time, that is, the ballpoint pen came to replace ink slowly, “- said an employee of the regional library named afterPirozhnikova, organizer of the exhibition “From the Schoolbag” Tamara Babich.

Carrying ink to school with you was troublesome, and even when the siphon-free inkwell appeared, they still did not risk putting it on notebooks and textbooks. Therefore, they were packed in a separate case and hung on the handle of a briefcase. This tradition is still alive today, however, it has changed – modern children hang various toys on their backpacks. And if this fashion does not raise questions for anyone, then a student with a multi-colored pair of shoes would now greatly surprise his surroundings.Bast shoes at the exhibition are also a sign of the times.

“They went to school in bast shoes for quite a long time during the Soviet era. Here we have such a photograph – this is the end of the 20s. Bast shoes are visible on the students’ feet, that is, they walked in bast shoes in winter. That is why they are of different colors – the right and left bast shoes are marked, apparently, the person was confused. This, of course, was not done like this everywhere, ”said Tamara Babich.

Old textbooks were also taken out of the school bag for the exhibition. For example, a manual on the English language, which was specially issued for midshipmen – cadets of the Kronstadt Naval Corps.There are books for family reading and anthology where you can trace how the norms and rules of the Russian language have changed. Schoolbag has never been easy, show organizers say. Now many textbooks are carried in it, and earlier – inkpots and bulky abacus. It’s such a difficult business to gnaw the granite of science.

Svetlana Slavkina

Blotting paper – Big Encyclopedia of Oil and Gas, article, page 1

Blotting paper

Page 1

A sheet of blotting paper or a few grains of rice placed in the bowl where the salt is stored will protect it from moisture and lump formation.If the salt does damp, you can add 8-10 percent of potato starch to it, and then it will remain dry at any humidity.
[1]

Developer , like blotting paper , draws the penetrating liquid from the defect cavity by absorption and distributes it on the surface of the product within a small area around the defect, giving its image. Liquid and dry developers are used.
[3]

Then use blotting paper to remove any remaining moisture from the surface.The samples are dried in a drying oven for one hour at a temperature of 50 ° C, and then placed in a desiccator. After cooling, they are weighed. The effectiveness of the shielding is determined using standard gravimetric tests. If the degree of protection exceeds 85%, the inhibitor is considered effective.
[5]

First, with cotton wool or absorbent paper , drops or splashes of a toxic substance are carefully removed from the surface of the victim’s skin (do not rub.[6]

Before testing, 10 sheets of blotting paper measuring 150×150 mm are weighed to the nearest 0 1 g, placed on a glass plate, a gauze cloth is placed on top, a metal ring is placed on them and the whole is weighed. The mortar mixture, premixed, is placed in a metal ring, aligned with the edges, weighed and left for 10 minutes.
[8]

Dip the end of blotting paper into the water and examine how high the water can rise through it.What determines the height of the rise of water along the paper. What is the significance of this phenomenon in nature.
[9]

Impregnated Kraft behaves like blotter paper .
[10]

Thus, smooth blotting paper containing Fuller’s earth is very suitable. In some cases, paper impregnated with starch is useful. However, paper impregnated with silica gel is not suitable for chromatographic analysis.[11]

Remove excess water with absorbent paper and pat with a paper towel.
[13]

This standard applies to blotting paper , intended for drying ink when writing.
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The casein is then laid out on blotting paper and dried at room temperature.[15]

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In paper with weakly developed bonding forces between fibers (filter, blotting, etc.), these bonds decrease so much when the paper is wetted that the positive effect of increasing the flexibility of fibers and paper as a whole can no longer prevail over the negative effect of a small value of bonding forces between fibers; as a result, the number of double folds is noticeably reduced.[…]

The effect of paper moisture on paper break resistance is ambiguous. As the paper is wetted, the bonding forces between the fibers decrease, and the flexibility of the paper (due to the swelling of the fibers) increases. Thus, these factors affect the paper’s resistance to fracture in opposite directions. An increase in the relative humidity of the ambient air (and hence the humidity of the paper) increases the resistance to breakage in strong paper and decreases in weak paper (for example, blotter paper).[…]

Colored types of paper include: bases for fiber and parchment, blotting, for textile cartridges and cones, non-actinic, bottle, billboard, for matchboxes, colored writing paper, various decorative types of paper, some types of wrapping paper, envelope, spinning, electrical paper, tissue paper, printing paper, as well as other types of paper products. […]

Cut cuttings are dried with absorbent paper and placed on one side in warm; a shaded, ventilated (not damp) place where they lie, drying out, for two to three days.[…]

Absorption capacity. Many types of paper must be highly absorbent in relation to various liquids. First of all, this applies to filter paper for various purposes, blotting paper, a base for parchment and fiber, as well as many sanitary and hygienic types of paper (cosmetic, alignin, for bandages, napkins, diapers, towels, etc.). The ability of paper to absorb liquid depends both on the properties of the liquid to be absorbed and on the properties of the paper that absorbs this liquid.In this case, the relationship between the properties of liquid and paper is of great importance. So, hydrophilic liquids well wet paper, which has pronounced hydrophilic properties, and roll, without penetrating into the thickness of the sheet, from the water-repellent surface of the paper. This is confirmed by the intensive penetration of water through the thickness of ordinary filter paper and rolling it off the surface of the same filter paper, hydrophobized with organosilicon compounds. […]

This standard applies to blotting paper designed to dry ink when writing.[…]

High absorbency is necessary for filter or blotting paper, but this may be a defect for those types of paper that are intended for writing and must be glued with rosin glue. […]

Cotton fibers are successfully used for production of durable types of paper, filter paper, blotting note paper, base for parchment and for diazocalca, drawing transparent, paper for chromatographic and electrophoretic analyzes, electrochemical, etc., and in unbleached form – for insole cardboard, paper for calender rolls, base for fiber and roofing […]

You can cut off the top or branch of ficus in two sheets in the spring and, after drying the cut with blotting paper, place the branch in a bottle with water, securing it in the neck with cotton wool. The branch is kept on a light window, but it is better to wrap the bottle with white paper so that it does not heat up. […]

Then we place the square in a wet chamber – a jar, tightly closed, lined with wet blotting paper on all sides.Let’s mark on the circle the place where the tip of the awn moved, with the number 100. We divide the entire arc from 0 to 100 into equal one hundred or ten parts with a compass and put down the numbers that mark the tens. […]

After these preparatory work, the seeds can be glued, this will allow for an earlier sowing. Take blotting, newsprint toilet paper, cut it into ribbons 3-5 cm wide and 20-30 cm long. […]

Frozen cellulose or chintz rag half-mass is advisable to use when making absorbent types of paper.It is necessary to add hardwood pulp to the paper composition, which increases the bulk of the paper and helps to increase its absorbency. In some cases, white wood pulp, preferably from aspen wood, and sometimes a mineral filler are added to the composition of certain types of blotting paper. […]

In the absence of a laboratory, irrigation times are determined as follows. In the aisles of the garden, holes are dug 30-40 cm deep and a handful of earth is taken from the bottom, stirred well, crushed and tightly squeezed by hand.If tough, sticky beads form, leaving a wet mark on the filtered (blotting) paper, no watering is needed. If strong balls are formed, but no wet trace remains on the paper, then it is too early to water, but the watering period is close. If the ball easily disintegrates into grains, then watering must be done, soil moisture is 70% of the full field moisture capacity. If the soil does not form into a lump, leaves wilted, the watering period is missed. […] using relatively weak fibers (for example, bleached sulphite pulp fibers).It is also obvious that when grinding the mass for the manufacture of absorbent types of paper (sanitary and hygienic, blotting, etc.), consisting of short non-fibrillated fibers, a higher specific pressure is required than in the case of grinding a mass from the same fibers for the manufacture of dense and strong paper consisting of well-fibrillated fibers. […]

What is ink for inkjet printers

Ink is a liquid coloring agent for writing or imaging with fountain pens, fountain pens, stamps, automatic recorders, inkjet printers.For any dyes, regardless of their area of ​​application, has many very different requirements , each of which is very important. The color should be saturated and capable of not fading for a long time in the light and under the influence of sunlight.

Ink and water

Ink must dry quickly enough on paper, but not thicken during long-term storage in a package in liquid form. Equally important are the wetting ability and adhesion to the writing instrument and the material on which the image remains, the spreadability and absorbency of the dye.If you try to write with regular fountain pen ink on blotting paper or plastic, the pen mark will be too blurry in the first case and appear as several separate drops in the second.

Main components

The composition of the ink depends on the area of ​​application. For example, the method of thermal inkjet printing Drop-on-demand (HP printers) involves heating the fuser up to 650 ° C. Touching the resistors, the ink heats up, and the droplet escaping through the nozzle is in a gaseous state.In this case, the paint must retain all its properties and not ignite. For consumables used in piezoelectric inkjet printers (Epson), where the temperature practically does not rise, the requirements are different.

Components for ink

It is possible to answer the question in a few words: what does ink consist of? It is a colorant and a liquid medium in which it dissolves or is suspended. But in addition to this, modifiers are added, which make it possible to obtain a certain wettability, spreadability, resistance, drying rate, viscosity, acidity and regulating surface tension.Even preservatives are present, since the paint has a certain shelf life. Inkjet ink is classified according to two main components, although there are up to 20 different additives in their composition. By the type of dye there are soluble and pigment dyes, and by the nature of the liquid medium – based on:

  • water;
  • solvent.

Water-based ink

Ink-mate water soluble ink set

Most inkjet printers use these consumables for printing.For printers HP , Canon , Lexmark , using thermal printing technology, only water-based inks are suitable, since the method is based on the formation of air bubbles when it boils. The main component and solvent is water, which is pre-purified from various impurities, salts and gases. The purification process is long and complex, but the resulting liquid is cleaner than distilled water and has a low electrical conductivity.

A dye can be a chemical that is completely soluble in water, and it is these inks that are commonly referred to as water-soluble. Or the coloring element does not dissolve, and its smallest particles are in suspension. Such inks are called pigment inks, and the dye can be both inorganic and organic matter:

  • Certain types of carbon black;
  • indigo;
  • methyl violet.

Water-soluble and pigment ink

Water Soluble Ink is definitely better suited to extend printhead life.With a prolonged idle cycle, the steam generator will, of course, dry out, and the nozzles clog from time to time, but the chances of complete restoration of the head with flushing liquid are great. High quality photo printing, rich colors, correct halftone reproduction is ensured by inks with water-soluble dyes. However, the image fades in direct sunlight and is afraid of water, therefore, the dye is not suitable for printing flyers and advertisements that may be exposed to atmospheric precipitation.

INKSYSTEM pigment ink set

Pigment ink acts on the materials of which the print head is made as an abrasive and will reduce the life of the printer. The nozzles are more likely to clog and the chances of flushing the steam generator are much lower, since the flushing liquid cannot completely dissolve the dye. Images are less vivid because the pigment itself is somewhat subdued in color, however, it does not fade when exposed to sunlight. The ink is highly moisture resistant and is suitable for printing outdoor advertisements.In addition, they do not penetrate even thin paper and are suitable for double-sided printing. Sometimes manufacturers produce mixed ink, which simultaneously contains:

  • Soluble dye;
  • pigment.

Solvent ink

INKSYSTEM Eco-Solvent Ink Set

Based on a solvent, pigments are used as a dye. The ink is aggressive (softens the top layer of the material) and easily adheres to any medium, is not susceptible to the action of alcohol and other solvents, is resistant to environmental influences in the form of direct sunlight and atmospheric precipitation, as well as to abrasive wear. is widely used for printing billboards and other outdoor advertising.

This group also produces low-solvent inks, in which manufacturers have reduced or eliminated the content of cyclohexanone, a component harmful to humans and the environment. In order to reduce manufacturing costs, some components have been replaced with cheaper ones, and the result is eco-solvent ink, which is much less resistant to environmental influences. However, to improve image quality, the size of the pigment particles has been reduced, which allows the use of low and eco-solvent inks for both outdoor and indoor printing.

Special ink

Printer for printing on fabric

There are inkjet printers that print on fabric products with special textile ink . Reactive, acid, sublimation and pigment dyes are used, depending on the composition of the material – the image carrier. The process is carried out in three stages:

  1. Preparatory treatment with a primer that acts as a protective film that prevents fabric fibers from being saturated with ink.
  2. Securing the product in the printer, aligning the position of the print head, and printing itself.
  3. The printed fabric is heated to a temperature of about 150 ° C and held for two minutes under the curing press, after which it becomes resistant to washing (up to 60 times).

Custom or custom can also include UV ink . The paint is made from substances that polymerize under the influence of radiation from a high-power ultraviolet lamp, which illuminates each stroke of the SG.They are used for printing on almost any materials, including smooth glass and uneven surfaces, as it has high adhesion to many substances. The fixing process is irreversible, the images are stable and durable.

HP Latex 300 Printer

HP Latex Ink is designed by HP for its Latex series of outdoor advertising poster printers that range in width from 54 to 104 inches. The composition of the ink is predominantly water based, but about 30% of the solvents are still present.The hard part consists of a pigment and a polymer (latex) that is baked on a carrier material. The modified inkjet technology of this series of printers allows the media to be heated to 60-100 ° C, depending on the properties of the substrate. As a result, the aqueous base of the ink evaporates, the polymer is baked, the printed matter comes out of the printer completely dry and has a high degree of resistance to external influences.

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