Analysis of Coating Pore Structure and its Effect on Printability of Low Gloss Coated Paper
Coating pore structure of low gloss coated paper based on different pigment blends was analyzed using mercury intrusion method in this paper. The results show that pore size of coating layer structure of low gloss coated paper ranges from 20nm-500nm, and the range from 500nm-5000nm is mainly from base paper and interactions between coating color and base paper. Printability of coated paper can be well related with coating pore structure. Print gloss is strongly influenced by pore size and pore volume. Large pore diameters and small pore volume of coating layer structure can improve print gloss. Ink density increases with the increasing of pore diameter while the pore volume is kept constant. The increasing of pore volume of coat layer structure will improve capillary absorption and then improve ink absorption. The control of coating pore structure is very important for producing low gloss coated paper.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
Y. X. Liu et al., "Analysis of Coating Pore Structure and its Effect on Printability of Low Gloss Coated Paper", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 1178-1182, 2011