Ink transfer and ink drying in Offset Ink transfer Ink is transferred from the inking unit onto the plate in a nip via splitting as the ink layer is brought into intimate contact with the plate. To transfer ink, adhesion forces between the plate and the ink have to be larger than cohesion forces inside
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Professor Jouni Paltakari, Aalto University
Based on: Elina Hakola, Principles of conventional printing, (Chapter 2). In: Oittinen, P. & Saarelma, H. (eds.), Print Media – Principles, Processes and Quality, (Book 13), Papermaking Science and Technology. 2nd ed. Finnish Paper Engineers´ Association /Paperi ja Puu Oy. Jyväskylä, 2009, p. 55–65. More literature references can also be found in this chapter.
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