Influence of Screen Ruling and Engraving Needle Tip Angle on Ink Transfer for Gravure
Gravure printing is widely applied in packaging printing and the ink transfer is very important for printing quality. Ink transfer affects the ink uniform, thickness and dot gain, so it is necessary to optimize the parameter of the gravure plate making. At present, some investigations are developed for the ink transfer only qualitatively. In this paper, the influence of screen ruling and engraving needle tip angle on ink transfer is researched experimentally. Firstly, the standard test gravure plate was prepared, and then the gravure plates are engraved at different parameter combining the screen ruling and engraving needle tip angle. Finally, the printing samples are obtained, from which the transfer amount and the density are measured. This paper, the amount of ink transfer and the density are investigated, and the results show that screen ruling and engraving needle tip angle affect the ink transfer amount.
OUYANG Yun, XU Min and YANG Li
P. J. Deng et al., "Influence of Screen Ruling and Engraving Needle Tip Angle on Ink Transfer for Gravure", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 174, pp. 215-218, 2011