22. Measurement Issues and Color Stability in Inkjet Printing

  1. Phil Green MSc, PhD Reader member

Published Online: 11 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688106.ch22

Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles

Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles

How to Cite

Green, P. (ed) (2010) Measurement Issues and Color Stability in Inkjet Printing, in Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688106.ch22

Editor Information

  1. London College of Communication, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 12 FEB 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-IS&T Series in Imaging Science and Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael A. Kriss

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058251

Online ISBN: 9780470688106

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Keywords:

  • color stability;
  • dye-based ink;
  • inkjet printing;
  • paper coating;
  • pigment-based inks

Summary

This chapter describes the common types of inkjet paper media and their performance with dye-based and pigment-based inks presently on the market. It indicates the magnitude of color shifts which can be experienced. The basic media types are: uncoated, matt coated, gloss coated, swellable, and microporous. The aim of the paper coating is to give the optimum color strength and dot definition to give the optimum image quality with the quickest drying time. Inkjet printers use either dye- or pigment-based inks. Dye-based inks tend to show lower light stability compared to pigment-based inks. Use of pigment inks is to be recommended for stability of print, which is unsurprising given the inherent properties of pigments, including their inertness and particle size.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

coating techniques; image colour analysis; ink jet printing