Istrazivanja i projektovanja za privreduJournal of Applied Engineering Science


DOI: 10.5937/jaes13-9575
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Volume 13 article 330 pages: 207-212

Katarina Dimic-Misic
Aalto University, School of Chemical Technology, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland

Alp Karakoc
Aalto University, School of Chemical Technology, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland

Merve Ozkan
Aalto University, School of Chemical Technology, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland

Syed Ghufran Hashmi
Aalto University, School of Chemical Technology, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland

Thad Maloney
Aalto University, School of Chemical Technology, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland

Jouni Paltakari
Aalto University, School of Chemical Technology, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland

The rheology-related effects of nozzle clogging in inkjet printing can seriously affect ink ejection rate and result in irregular droplet trajectory, resulting in poor printing results. In this study three different inkjet inks, used for functional printing with a Dimatix materials inkjet printer, are investigated rheologically. In connection with rheological observation a novel method of inkjet trajectory image analysis gives insight into the irregularity of directional deviation due to clogging of nozzles of the printer It is found that the type of solvent used in the ink formulation has an important influence on the rheological behaviour in the printing regime, which directly has an effect on ink-droplet trajectory and contact characteristic with the substrate.

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