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Understanding Aqueous Inkjet Ink Formulation

Terence Kenneth – Sep 13, 2017

Aqueous Inkjet InksThere is a growing evolution in the development of aqueous inks, because the results we are seeing are giving us cause for encouragement to formulate high performance inks.

Formulation of aqueous inkjet inks requires a careful balance of raw materials to satisfy a variety of performance parameters. Also, the selection of appropriate colorants, humectants, binders, etc. has a significant role in ensuring better lightfastness and stabilization when used in outdoor displays.

This article will help you understand the composition of aqueous inkjet inks for 3 major sectors of the printing market - Desktop printing, banners and textile, along with some notable aspects affecting ink performance.

Read this article now to know more…

6 Comments on "Understanding Aqueous Inkjet Ink Formulation"
Aqsa A Dec 16, 2017
Good effort. The way you elaborate all, is very understandable. Keep it up.
Terence K Oct 25, 2017
Thanks for your comments Mahesh and David. The textile formulation should be corrected shortly as one line was omitted by mistake.
Mahesh M Oct 5, 2017
Hi, Terrence Very good presentation of water based inkjet technology in simplified version. Mahesh N. Mehta
David W Oct 4, 2017
I do not see any color/pigment in the textile ink formulation. Am I missing something, or is this an oversight?
Terence K Sep 22, 2017
Hello Jorge, Thanks for your question. In these examples the polymers would be anionic in nature. Cationic polymers would function in an acidic pH range, in which case you would have to change many of the other components of the formulation in order to have compatibility.
Jorge S Sep 14, 2017
In regards to the polymers, would they be using anionic or cationic versions?

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