- Volume 21 Issue 2
The Elongation Method for the Measuring Surface Tension of High Viscosity Printing Ink
인장법에 의한 고점도 잉크의 표면장력 측정법
- Ha, Young-Baeck (Dept. of Graphic Arts Engineering, Graduate School of Pukyong National University) ;
- Youn, Jong-Tae (Division of Image & Information, College of Engineering, Pukyong National University) ;
- Koo, Chul-Whoi (Division of Image & Information, College of Engineering, Pukyong National University)
- Published : 2003.07.01
We have reviewed the method for surface tension of printing inks. Most of the methods fir for the low viscosity inks and solvents for inks. However, the inks for the offset lithography and intaglio should have high viscosity and high tack. The elongation of the ink filaments has more effect on the measuring surface tension than the energy of the surface molecules. In this paper, we propose the elongation method to estimate the surface tension of high viscosity printing inks. Even though we could measure the surface tension for low viscosity inks such as gravure and screen, elongation method could more useful to estimate the surface tension of lithography and intaglio inks than any other methods.