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Improvement of dry toner digital print quality for efficient communication

Objective

The market share of digital printing, highly based on toner technology, is expected to increase from 5 % today until 25 % in 2010. The technique will lead to print locally on pre-printed or unprinted paper the information produced anywhere In the world. Communication's efficiency depends on the print quality. This toner print quality is linked to the toner transfer from the printing machine to the paper, to the toner adhesion on the paper and to the paper and to the toner behaviour at paper surface. Test methods will be developed to evaluate toner transfer, toner adhesion and toner print quality. Paper surface will be optimised in order to get the targeted print quality. Pre-printing flexo water-based ink and UV offset ink leading to no solvent evaporation will be developed and the surface treatments of papers will be optimised. The parameters of the toner printing machines will be optimised as well as the toner properties. Print conditions will be defined for eco, high quality, environmental friendly and low-cost prints.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE DES PAPIERS, CARTONS ET CELLULOSES
Address
Domaine Universitaire
CS90251 Grenoble
France

Participants (6)

COATES LORILLEUX SA
France
Address
Z.i. Du Pont Du Matz
60150 Thourotte
HUNKELER AG PAPIERVERARBEITUNGSMASCHINEN
Switzerland
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 31
4806 Wikon
OCE PRINTING SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Address
Siemensallee 2
85581 Poing
PAPIERTECHNISCHE STIFTUNG
Germany
Address
Hess-strasse 134
Muenchen
PORTUCEL INDUSTRIAL - EMPRESA PRODUTORA DE CELULOSE E PAPEL SA
Portugal
Address
Mitrena
2901 Setubal
SAPPI NETHERLANDS SERVICES B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Biesenweg 16
Maastricht