Preparation of pigmented ink-jet ink by a combination of surface treatments and synthetic dispersant



Drop-on-demand ink-jet inks prepared from dyes usually show inadequate light and water fastness. Thus, in our previous paper, we studied black pigmented ink-jet inks with the aim of overcoming the drawbacks of dye-based ink by employing a variety of synthetic dispersants with gas black. In this study, pigmented ink-jet inks were prepared by a combination of the synthetic dispersant and the surface treatments of a furnace black that is more common than gas blacks. The results of this study show that the surface treatment of the furnace black and the use of the synthetic dispersant are useful in the preparation of ink-jet inks and endow them with properties that are comparable with those of commercial ink-jet inks.