; Nieves, L.J.J.
; Melchiades, Fabio G.
; Boschi, Anselmo O.
Comparative Evaluation of the Performance of Commercial Inks
Used in Digital Decoration of Ceramic Tiles
Interceram 65 (2016)  220-222
The decoration technique of inkjet digital printing, because of its numerous
advantages, has revolutionized the ceramic tile industry in recent
years. Because of the peculiarities of this technique, there is no methodology
to thoroughly evaluate the performance of commercial inks, in
order to assist the industry in the selection of the inks. Thus, ceramic tile
producers cannot predict the ink yield, the image definition, or the color
gamut provided by the inks and inks from different manufacturers may
differ significantly in these aspects. This work proposes a methodology
for comparative evaluation of the performance of industrial inks for digital
printing, based on the colorimetric evaluation of the dots produced
by the inks and their spreading behavior on the surface of ceramic substrates.
The results revealed important differences in the performance
of commercial inks, confirming the need of a methodology to evaluate
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