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Ejector mechanism (i.e., print head)

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347 - Incremental printing of symbolic information

347001000 - INK JET

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
347054000 Drop-on-demand 1216
347022000 With cleaning or protector 881
347044000 Discharge means 567
347040000 Array of ejectors 271
347037000 With means to scan fluid ejector relative to the receiving medium 183
347050000 Electrical connector means 160
347021000 With additional fluid 113
347049000 Modular 75
347073000 Continuous stream (includes dispersion) 70
347051000 Optical energy acting on fluid 16
347048000 With plural transducers 8
347053000 Magnetic 6
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20120200634NON-AQUEOUS PIGMENT DISPERSIONS USING DISPERSION SYNERGISTS - Non-aqueous pigment dispersions exhibiting improved dispersion quality and/or stability were prepared for a specific selection of quinacridone pigments, diketopyrrolo-pyrrole pigments and azo pigments by using specific naphthol AS dispersion synergists. The non-aqueous pigment dispersions can be advantageously used in inkjet inks inkjet printing methods.08-09-2012
20120200633INK JET RECORDING METHOD AND INK USED FOR THE SAME - An ink jet recording method includes forming an image on a print medium by discharging a specific ink; and transporting the print medium, wherein the forming and the transporting are alternatively performed for printing; in the forming an image, while a print head is moved relative to the print medium that stops in the printing area, scanning for discharging the ink from the print head to the print medium is performed a plurality of times, and the specific ink discharged to the print medium is fixed to the print medium by being supplied with energy; the print medium is a non-ink-absorptive or low-ink-absorptive print medium; and the specific ink contains 60% by mass or more of one or more kinds of organic solvent that have a boiling point of 120° C. to 240° C. and are selected from a group consisting of glycol ether-based solvents and non-protonic polar solvents in the ink.08-09-2012
20130083119METALLIC INK JET PRINTING SYSTEM FOR GRAPHICS APPLICATIONS - A multi-phase system for creating a metallic effect on a substrate, comprising applying to the substrate a first ink jet ink comprising a dispersion of reflective metallic particles in a suitable carrier system, to form a reflective coating layer; and applying a second ink jet ink over the reflective coating layer to form a protective coating layer. Optionally, an undercoat layer is printed on the substrate prior to applying the first ink jet ink. The second ink jet comprises at least one crosslinkable polymer or is otherwise energy curable. The second ink jet ink optionally imparts a color to the metallic image.04-04-2013
20090122101PRINTHEAD CAPPING ARRANGEMENT WITH PIVOTABLE SHAFT MOUNTS - An inkjet printer comprises an elongate shaft adapted to rotate so as to move a capper for capping a pagewidth printhead out of and into capping position; a motor for driving the elongate shaft; a support frame; and first and second fixing plates mounted to the support frame. The first and second fixing plates each include first and second bearings for supporting the shaft at first and second longitudinal ends of the shaft so as to allow rotation of the shaft. The first and second bearings are configured to allow pivotal movement of the elongate shaft about first and second longitudinal ends thereof. The second fixing plate includes a seat for receiving the motor therein.05-14-2009
20080259113PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY WITH PRINTHEAD IC TILES - A printhead assembly for a pagewidth printer arrangement includes a channel shaped member. A number of printhead tiles are located in the channel shaped member. Each tile has a printhead integrated circuit (IC) carrier member for receiving a printhead IC and an ink ducting member that mates with the carrier member and defines ink ducts for supplying the printhead IC with ink via the carrier member.10-23-2008
20110193912INK COMPOSITION AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An ink composition is disclosed which includes a pigment that is coated with a water-insoluble resin, particles of a water-insoluble polymer having a glass transition temperature of 100° C. or higher, a solid moistening agent, a water-soluble organic solvent, particles of a wax having a melting point of from 40° C. to lower than 100° C., and water.08-11-2011
20130076828INKJET PRINTING USING LARGE PARTICLES - A method of producing a print on paper includes drying a selected region of the paper to a moisture content not to exceed that of the paper equilibrated to 20% RH. Hydrophilic liquid is deposited in a selected fluid pattern on the selected region of the paper within 15 seconds after the completion of drying. The paper is charged so that a charge pattern of charged and discharged areas is formed on the paper, and the discharged areas correspond to the selected fluid pattern. Charged dry ink having charge of the same sign as the charge in the charged areas is on the paper is deposited onto the paper in a dry ink pattern corresponding to the selected fluid pattern in the selected region. The dry ink is fixed to the paper.03-28-2013
20130083117IMAGE FORMING METHOD - The present invention provides an image forming method including an ink applying process that applies a water-based ink containing at least polymer particles, wax particles having a ratio of from 0.5% by mass to less than 8% by mass with respect to the total amount of the ink, colorant, and water, by an inkjet method (inkjetting), onto a recording base material which is an assembly of a non-absorptive or low-absorptive fiber material.04-04-2013
20130083116Water-Based Ink for Ink-Jet Recording, Ink Cartridge, and Ink-Jet Recording Apparatus - A water-based ink for inkjet recording includes a self-dispersible pigment modified by phosphate group; water; a water-soluble organic solvent; a N-hydroxy cyclic imide compound; and at least one selected from the group consisting of boric acids, a chelate agent, a reducing sugar and a sugar alcohol.04-04-2013
20130083118METHOD FOR RECORDING GLITTER IMAGE - A method for recording a glitter image includes attaching an ink composition to a recording medium using an ink jet method, attaching an adhesive composition to the ink composition which is attached to the recording medium using an ink jet method, bringing a sheet where a glitter film is formed into contact with the recording medium so that a surface where the adhesive composition is attached and a surface where the glitter film is formed are opposed, heating the adhesive composition, and peeling off the recording medium and the sheet.04-04-2013
20130038659INKJET INK AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - Provided is an inkjet ink which can form high-quality images with high abrasion resistance and adhesiveness on a non-absorptive recording medium and which exhibits high ejection properties and excellent storage stability. Also provided is an inkjet recording method. An inkjet ink which comprises water, a pigment, a water-soluble resin, a water-soluble organic solvent and a surfactant, characterized in that: the water-soluble resin comprises a water-soluble resin consisting of a copolymer resin which has an acid value of 50 to 130 mgKOH/g, a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 30 to 100° C., and a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of 20,000 to 80,000, said copolymer resin being a resin which is synthesized from a monomer component that comprises methyl methacrylate, an alkyl acrylate or methacrylate, and an acid monomer and in which the total mass of methyl methacrylate and the alkyl acrylate or methacrylate is 80 to 95% relative to the total mass of all of the monomers constituting the copolymer resin; and the surfactant comprises a fluorochemical surfactant and a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether.02-14-2013
20130038658NON-AQUEOUS INK AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME - A non-aqueous ink comprising a carbon black and a non-aqueous solvent is provided, wherein the carbon black comprises: 02-14-2013
20130038660INKJET RECORDING INK AND INKJET RECORDING DEVICE USING THE SAME - An inkjet recording ink, which contains: carbon black; a surfactant; water; a water-soluble organic solvent; and particles formed of an anionic self-emulsifying poly(ether urethane) resin, wherein the carbon black contains first carbon black whose surface has been treated with an anionic surfactant and second carbon black which has been coated with a resinous polymer, where a mass ratio of the first carbon black to the second carbon black is 10/90 to 90/10, and wherein the anionic surfactant is a naphthalenesulfonic acid-formaldehyde condensate.02-14-2013
20130033540LINER-FREE LABEL PRINTER WITH LABEL ADHESIVE ACTIVATION - An apparatus for printing and activating an adhesive upon labels with fluid activatable adhesive having a print head and a path along which a label travels to the print head for printing on a front surface of the label. The path after printing reverses the orientation of the label to present the back surface of the label to the print head for applying a fluid for activating a layer of adhesive material on back surface of the label prior to the label exiting the apparatus.02-07-2013
20130033539LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid ejecting head includes: a head main body having a manifold in which ink is retained, a compliance section absorbing a pressure change inside the manifold and a compliance space provided opposite to the compliance section, and discharging liquid from nozzles communicating with the manifold; an air chamber communicating with the compliance space and outside; and a liquid reservoir communicating with a liquid flow path supplying liquid to the manifold and volume of which is larger than the manifold, wherein the air chamber and the ink reservoir are divided by a resin adhesive where water vapor is capable of penetrating.02-07-2013
20080297556SOLID INK SET INCORPORATING NATURALLY DERIVED MATERIALS AND PROCESSES THEREOF - A solid phase change ink composition that includes an ink vehicle, a colorant, and at least one naturally derived material. At least one naturally derived material is a low melt material having an onset of melting from about 45° C. to about 120° C., and a melt transition width of from about 3° C. to about 30° C. Also provided is a method for producing a solid phase change ink composition that includes selecting at least one naturally derived material, forming an ink vehicle, and adding a colorant, wherein at least one naturally derived material is a low melt material having an onset of melting of from about 45° C. to about 120° C., and a melt transition width of from about 3° C. to about 30° C. An ink jet device that includes the solid phase change ink composition described in the present disclosure is also provided.12-04-2008
20130027463INK CARTRIDGE AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink cartridge including a housing formed with a resin and an ink stored in the housing, wherein the resin includes a white mica composition; the ink includes a salt and a self-dispersible pigment having a functional group that contains two phosphonic acid groups and is bonded to the particle surface thereof; the salt includes a specific cation and a specific anion; and an amount of calcium in the ink after the ink is preserved in the housing at 60° C. for 2 months is 10.0 ppm or less.01-31-2013
20130027462DIRECT INKJET IMAGING LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES, METHODS FOR IMAGING AND PRE-PRESS TREATMENT - Wet lithographic printing members for imaging by an inkjet printer using pigment-based aqueous ink and method for calibrating the amount of the inkjet ink to be injected in solid areas of an image are disclosed. An exemplary printing member can comprises a base substrate and a top hydrophilic coating layer having a thickness in the range of 2 to 10 microns above the base substrate. A volume of less than 10 nl/mm2 of inkjet ink is used in order to image areas in which the image is solid. Areas of the top hydrophilic coating layer, which are imagewise covered by aqueous pigmented inkjet ink, become hydrophobic. In some embodiments after imaging, the surface of the imaged printing member can be treated with acidic colloidal silica solution. Exemplary treatment can comprise wiping the surface of the imaged printing member with the acidic colloidal silica solution.01-31-2013
20120182348LIQUID EJECTING HEAD UNIT AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A recording head which ejects ink and a sub carriage, which has a head insertion opening where the recording head is inserted and the recording head is fixed to an opening edge portion of the head insertion opening, are provided and a box beam section is provided in the opening edge portion. The box beam section is configured from a first wall section which has a side surface which faces the head insertion opening, a second wall section which is positioned further to the outside than the first wall section and opposes the first wall section, and a third wall section which connects the first wall section and the second wall section.07-19-2012
20130070017IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND INKJET RECORDING DEVICE USING THE SAME - An image forming method including applying a processing fluid for inkjet recording to both sides of a recording medium and, after applying the processing fluid, discharging ink onto at least one side of the recording medium to form an image thereon. The processing fluid for inkjet recording comprises water and a hydrosoluble organic solvent.03-21-2013
20130088542EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION - An epoxy resin contains at least a bisphenol-F-type epoxy resin, a latent hardener, and a thixotropic agent. When the amount of the bisphenol-F-type epoxy resin is 100 parts by mass, the amount of the thixotropic agent is in the range of 3.0 parts by mass to 5.0 parts by mass.04-11-2013
20090303278INK JET PRINT HEAD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method of manufacturing an ink jet print head capable of bonding the printing element substrate to the support surface with high precision in a reduced period of time is provided. For this purpose, raised flat portions are formed in the support surface of the supporting member to provide in an adhesive layer between the printing element substrate and the supporting member a portion of the thermosetting adhesive that is thinner than others. After the relative positions of the printing element substrate and the supporting member are adjusted, the thin portions of the adhesive layer are hardened. This enables the printing element substrate to be bonded to the supporting member in a relatively short period of time. As a result, if there are undulations on the support surface, the printing element substrate can be bonded to the supporting member with high precision, improving the mass productivity of the print head.12-10-2009
20120218343MIXTURES OF CYAN DYES AND INKS THEREOF FOR USE IN INK-JET PRINTING - A mixture of dyes and salts thereof comprising: 08-30-2012
20120218342AQUEOUS INK FOR INKJET AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - Disclosed is an aqueous ink for inkjet that contains water, pigment, organic or inorganic acid (A) and ammonia or amines (B) or ammonium salts of organic or inorganic acids, a resin having anionic groups (C), and an amphoteric resin having both anionic and cationic groups (D). The aqueous ink for inkjet is characterized by fulfilling the relationship pKa(A)08-30-2012
20120218341Vacuum Platen Mechanism and Fluid Droplet Discharge Device - Mechanism for producing vacuum pressure and air flow for drawing recording paper of various widths to the platen surface of a printer enables such pressure and air flow to be held in a suitable range without adjusting the suction. A first suction area of specified width is disposed width-wise in the middle of the platen surface that opposes the inkjet head of the printer, and second suction areas are disposed on the left and right sides of the first suction area, the front edge of which is offset from the front edge of the second suction areas. The first suction area is divided to form first chambers, each having a first suction hole that communicates with a vacuum channel. The second suction areas are segmented to form second chambers, some, but not all, of which are formed with second suction holes that are spaced from the first suction holes.08-30-2012
20110012954SOLVENT-BASED INKJET INK FORMULATIONS - Solvent-based inkjet ink formulations including an organic solvent, a resin, a surfactant, and a colorant are provided. The inks have many desirable attributes such as extended decap time.01-20-2011
20110063361INK-JET PRINT HEAD HAVING IMPROVED ADHESION WITH TIME, ITS PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING AND ITS USE IN COMBINATION WITH A WATER-BASED INK CONTAINING ACIDIC SPECIES - The present invention relates to an ink-jet print head for an ink-jet printer comprising at least a substrate and a photopolymer barrier applied onto said substrate, said photopolymer barrier comprising an adhesive first layer and a second layer made of a photopolymerisable material and applied above said first layer, characterized in that said adhesive first layer is made of a cationically polymerisable material partially polymerised that, when contacted ny a water-based ink containing acidic species, is able to further polymerise, thus improving the photopolymer barrier adhesion on said surface of said substrate with time, the present invention also relates to a process of manufacturing said ink-jet print head and to its use in combination with a water-based ink containing acidic species.03-17-2011
20130063517SOLID PRINTING INK COMPOSITION FOR TEMPORARILY MARKING OPTICAL GLASSES - The present invention relates to a solid printing ink composition, comprising 03-14-2013
20130063518PIGMENT PARTICLE, INK, INK CARTRIDGE, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - Provided is a pigment particle suitable for an ink capable of recording an image that is excellent in color developability and lightfastness, and has a yellow hue. The pigment particle is a pigment particle having a structure represented by the following formula (1), in which a maximum absorption wavelength of an absorption spectrum in a wavelength region of 200 nm or more and 800 nm or less is present in a range of 340 nm or more and 360 nm or less.03-14-2013
20120194602ASSEMBLY METHOD OF INKJET PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY AND INKJET PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to an assembly method of an inkjet printhead assembly and an inkjet printhead assembly using the same, and more particularly, to an assembly method of an inkjet printhead assembly capable of securing a relative position between nozzles within a small error range in an inkjet printhead assembly having a side shooting head structure in which two or more head chips are bonded to a single bezel, and an inkjet printhead assembly using the same.08-02-2012
20120113186COATING DEVICE AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - Provided are a coating device and an ink jet recording apparatus which are capable of stably coating process liquid in a good state. In a coating device that draws up process liquid reserved in a process liquid vessel by a drawing-up roller to supply the process liquid to a coating roller, the inside of the process liquid vessel is divided into a reservoir and a recovery chamber by a partition plate, and the process liquid is circulated and supplied so as to always overflow to the recovery chamber side. Thereby, the liquid level thereof can be always maintained constant, and the process liquid can be stably coated. In addition, since the process liquid is circulated and supplied, the liquid concentration and the liquid temperature can be easily controlled.05-10-2012
20120113185Water-Based Ink for Ink-Jet Recording, Ink-Jet Recording Method and Ink-Jet Recording Apparatus - A water-based ink for ink jet recording includes water; a water-soluble organic solvent; alcoholamine which is contained at 0.2% by weight to 0.75% by weight in the water-based ink for ink-jet recording; an anionic surfactant having a sulfate structure which is contained at 0.02% by weight to 0.2% by weight in the water-based ink for ink jet recording; and a colorant including a dye represented by general formula (1).05-10-2012
20120236070INK SET AND IMAGE PRINTING METHOD - An ink set includes a first ink that contains a white material and a first resin; and a second ink that contains a color material other than the white material and a second resin, wherein the first resin includes a component (A) causing cracks when resin of 0.5 g is dropped onto a slide glass and is dried at a temperature of 50° C. and a humidity of 0% RH for 10 minutes, and wherein the second resin includes a component (B) of at least one of polyolefin wax and ethylene vinyl acetate resin.09-20-2012
20120236069INK JET TEXTILE PRINTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PRODUCING PRINTED TEXTILE - An ink jet textile printing apparatus includes a textile printing head having a nozzle line for discharging a coating solution containing an abrasion resistance-improving resin in a content of A and a textile printing head having a nozzle line for discharging an ink containing the abrasion resistance-improving resin in a content of B, wherein the content A and the content B satisfy a relationship of A>B.09-20-2012
20120236068INK COMPOSITION - An ink composition of the present invention includes a pigment (a), a water-soluble solvent (b), a surfactant (c), a compound represented by the following general formula (I) and/or a compound represented by the following general formula (II) (d), and water (e), wherein the content of the compound represented by the general formula (I) and/or the compound represented by the general formula (II) (d) in the ink composition is 0.15% by mass or less:09-20-2012
20120236067DROPLET-DISCHARGING-HEAD MANUFACTURING APPARATUS, DROPLET-DISCHARGING-HEAD MANUFACUTRING METHOD, DROPLET DISCHARGING HEAD, DROPLET DISCHARGING DEVICE, AND PRINTING APPARATUS - A droplet-discharging-head manufacturing apparatus that manufactures a droplet discharging head that includes a piezoelectric element formed by a laminated body of ferroelectric layers includes: a film forming unit that forms a ferroelectric precursor film on a silicon wafer having a conductive layer; a heating layer that heats and bakes the ferroelectric precursor layer to form the ferroelectric layer; a cooling unit that cools the ferroelectric layer; a conveying unit that conveys the silicon wafers one by one; and a control unit that controls the film forming unit, the heating unit, the cooling unit, and the conveying unit so as to repeat a series of processes including formation of the ferroelectric precursor layers by the film forming unit, heating of the ferroelectric precursor layers by the heating unit, and cooling of the ferroelectric layers by the cooling unit, for a predetermined number of times for each of the silicon wafers.09-20-2012
20120236066INKJET RECORDING INK, INK CARTRIDGE AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An inkjet recording ink including: a colorant; surfactant A; surfactant B; a water-soluble organic solvent; and water, wherein the surfactant A is represented by General Formula (1), and the surfactant B is at least one selected from compounds represented by General Formulas (209-20-2012
20120236065Magnetic Curable Inks - Disclosed is a curable magnetic ink comprising (a) an ink carrier which comprises at least one curable monomer, oligomer, or prepolymer; (b) at least one initiator; and (c) carbon-coated magnetic nanoparticles, said ink being curable upon exposure to radiation. Also disclosed is a process for printing with the ink.09-20-2012
20120236064Solvent Based Magnetic Ink Comprising Carbon Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles And Process For Preparing Same - A magnetic ink including an organic solvent; an optional dispersant; an optional synergist; an optional antioxidant; an optional viscosity controlling agent; an optional colorant; an optional binder; and a carbon coated magnetic nanoparticle comprising a magnetic core and a carbon shell disposed thereover.09-20-2012
20110025752FABRICATION OF IMPROVED ALUMINUM ROLLERS WITH LOW ADHESION AND ULTRA/SUPER HYDROPHOBICITY AND/OR OLEOPHOBICITY BY ELECTROSPINNING TECHNIQUE IN SOLID INK-JET MARKING - Exemplary embodiments provide materials and methods for a printer member used in ink-jet marking systems that can include a layer electrospun over an aluminum roller to facilitate transport of a printable substrate having ink images thereon and to reduce ink offset from the printable substrate.02-03-2011
20110018927METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PLASMA DISPLAY PANEL - The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a panel. According to the method, employing an ink containing particles of metal or particles of metal oxide allows transparent electrodes to be formed with high dimensional accuracy and little loss of productivity. Specifically, the transparent electrodes are formed in a manner that an ink containing particles of metal or particles of metal oxide is printed by inkjet printing as a plurality of ink dots with different diameters onto the front substrate.01-27-2011
20120223998IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - A head unit that ejects ink and a control unit that forms a metallic image by ejecting metallic ink that includes metallic particles from the head unit onto a medium are provided, wherein the control unit changes the amount of the metallic ink that is ejected per unit area of the medium based on information that represents the angle between the line of view of a user and an image when the user views the formed metallic image.09-06-2012
20120268518Ink, Ink Cartridge and Ink Jet Recording Method - The present invention preferably provides an ink including an organic pigment, a water-soluble resin and a surfactant that allows images having high color developability to be obtained independently of the type of recording medium, even when a small amount of ink is applied. Preferably, the organic pigment is a phosphonic acid-type self-dispersible pigment, the acid value of the water-soluble resin is 100 mg KOH/g to 160 mg KOH/g, the surfactant is an ethylene oxide adduct of a higher alcohol selected from the group consisting of a linear primary alcohol, a linear secondary alcohol and an isoalkyl alcohol, the HLB value of the surfactant as determined by the Griffin method is 13.0 or more, and the mass ratio of the content (% by mass) of the surfactant in the ink to the content (% by mass) of the water-soluble resin in the ink is 0.07 to 0.70.10-25-2012
20110141186INK SET, INK CARTRIDGE, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink set having a cyan ink, a magenta ink and a yellow ink. A combination of a cyan, magenta and yellow dye respectively contained in the cyan, magenta and yellow ink is selected so as to satisfy the condition that optical density retentions of images formed by a cyan ink for evaluation containing the cyan dye, a magenta ink for evaluation containing the magenta dye and a yellow ink for evaluation containing the yellow dye, as determined before and after an ozone resistance test with an integral ozone concentration of 800 ppm·hr and before and after a xenon light resistance test with an integral irradiance of 43,800 klx·hr, are 70% or more for each of the inks for evaluation and are such that a maximum value of differences of the optical density retentions among the images formed by the respective inks for evaluation is 15 or less.06-16-2011
20110279515AQUEOUS INKJET INK - According to one embodiment, an aqueous inkjet ink includes a color material, water as a first liquid, propylene glycol as a second liquid, and a compound represented by the following general formula (PEG) or a compound represented by the following general formula (PGC) as a third liquid. The aqueous inkjet ink has a water activity of 0.85 or less.11-17-2011
20110279514AQUEOUS INKJET INK - According to one embodiment, an aqueous inkjet ink includes water in an amount of from 15 to 50% by mass of the total amount of the ink, a glycol mixture in an amount of from 34 to 80% by mass of the total amount of the ink, and a pigment in an amount of from 2 to 20% by mass of the total amount of the ink. The glycol mixture contains 40 to 70% by mass of propylene glycol, with the remainder being isoprene glycol.11-17-2011
20100171786COATING DEVICE - A coating device is provided with: a plurality of inkjet heads (07-08-2010
20110032303FIXER INKS FOR USE WITH INK JET INKS - The disclosure provides an ink set comprising an ink jettable ink and an ink jettable fixer ink comprising: an aqueous colorant containing ink jettable ink; and a fixer ink comprising: (i) a multivalent metal salt, wherein the metal is selected from the group consisting of divalent metal ions, trivalent metal ions, and mixtures thereof; and (ii) a salt stable, water soluble, predominantly non-ionic, polymeric binder selected from the group consisting of a polyurethane comprising an ethylene oxide unit, and a methoxylated carboxylated polyallylamine; wherein the polymeric binder is substantially non-reactive with the colorant. The colorant comprises a dye, a self dispersed pigment or a pigment dispersion. These inks have enhanced coloristic and durability properties.02-10-2011
20110285781REACTIVE DYES, THEIR PREPARATION AND THEIR USE - Reactive dyes of formula11-24-2011
20110292113INK JET RECORDING INK COMPOSITION - An Ink jet recording ink composition contains a dispersion containing a pigment dispersible in water therein and having an average particle size in the range of 20 to 300 nm, water, and a polyurethane resin containing a compound expressed by formula (I) and/or a compound expressed by formula (II):12-01-2011
20120013678Porphyrazine Coloring Matter, Ink Composition Containing The Same And Colored Product - The present invention relates to a porphyrazine coloring matter or a salt thereof represented by the following formula (1) [wherein, the rings of A to D are each independently a benzene ring or a 6-membered nitrogen-containing heteroaromatic ring, E is alkylene, X is a sulfo-substituted anilino group or the like which may further have a substituent, R01-19-2012
20110292115Liquid jet head and liquid jet apparatus - To increase yields of a connection process, the following structure is employed in which first electrode terminals (12-01-2011
20110292114INK COMPOSITION FOR INK JET TEXTILE PRINTING AND INK JET TEXTILE PRINTING PROCESS - An ink composition for ink jet textile printing at least includes a disperse dye and a solvent represented by the following Formula (1):12-01-2011
20110216122BLACK INK COMPOSITION - Provided is a black ink composition containing a pigment, wherein the value calculated from the average particle diameter and the particle size distribution width of the pigment and the ink viscosity is regulated within a certain range, and the number of coarse particles contained in the ink composition is regulated to a certain value or less. The ink composition is excellent in ink storage stability and can give an image realized with good balance between color development, in particular, in high-speed printing and inhibition of a time-dependent change in printing density due to pigment sedimentation.09-08-2011
20110216125YELLOW PIGMENT DISPERSION - This invention pertains to an aqueous based dispersion of Pigment Yellow 74 which uses a certain class of polymeric dispersants which dispersant is particularly effective at dispersing the pigment and preventing pigment particle growth on storage. The classes of polymeric dispersants are based on random copolymers of an ionic momomer and a hydrophobic monomer chosen from benzyl(meth)acrylate or alkyl(meth)acrylate where the alkyl group has four to ten carbon atoms and (meth)acrylic acid. The invention also pertains to an inkjet ink comprising this Pigment Yellow 74 dispersion.09-08-2011
20110216124ACTINIC ENERGY RADIATION CURABLE INKJET INK AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - Disclosed is an actinic energy radiation curable inkjet ink which can be printed on various types of recording media, has excellent printed image quality and excellent fixability particularly on coated printing paper, and is improved in storage stability and ejection stability. Also disclosed is an inkjet recording method using the actinic energy radiation curable inkjet ink. The actinic energy radiation curable inkjet ink is characterized by containing a compound represented by Formula (1) or a compound represented by Formula (2) in an amount of not less than 0.1% by mass and less than 20% by mass based on a total mass of the ink.09-08-2011
20080284811INK JET APPLICATOR - An ink jet applicator includes an ink jet head having nozzle via which liquid droplets are jetted, a seal mechanism sealing the nozzle using a pressure vessel; a solution supply mechanism supplying a solution to the nozzle at a predetermined pressure.11-20-2008
20110216123INKJET RECORDING INK CONTAINING FLUORINE BASED SURFACTANT, INKJET RECORDING INK SET, AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS CONTAINING THE INKJET RECORDING INK - An inkjet recording ink including a water-soluble organic solvent, a colorant, at least one fluorine-based surfactant having a chemical structure represented by Structural Formula (I) below, and water,09-08-2011
20110216121IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS - There is provided an image recording apparatus including: a recording head; an ink storage section; a tube having one end thereof connected to the ink storage section; a channel member having an ink channel that communicates with the recording head formed therein; a joint connecting the other end of the tube and the ink channel in the channel member; a circuit board mounted on the recording head; and a cable electrically connected to the circuit board. The channel member, the cable, and the tube are disposed in this order from a lower side to an upper side in a vertical direction.09-08-2011
20100002042IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS AND INKJET APPARATUS FOR DOUBLE-SIDE RECORDING - The inkjet apparatus for double-side recording, comprises: liquid ejection heads which are disposed on either side of a recording medium and face each other across the recording medium, the liquid ejection heads ejecting liquid onto recording surfaces of the recording medium; conveyance devices which hold the recording medium in such a manner that a normal of each of the recording surfaces is substantially horizontal, and convey the recording medium in a horizontal direction in such a manner that the recording surfaces face ejection surfaces of the liquid ejection heads; and end supporting devices which support an upper end and a lower end of the recording medium, as the conveyance devices convey the recording medium in a horizontal direction while holding the recording medium in such a manner that the normal of each of the recording surfaces is substantially horizontal.01-07-2010
20100141703METHOD FOR LASER DRILLING FLUID PORTS IN MULTIPLE LAYERS - A method includes attaching multiple layers to a back side of at least a portion of a fluid dispensing subassembly having at least one inlet port to form a fluid dispensing assembly, aligning a laser to a region of the fluid dispensing assembly, the region corresponding to the inlet port, and forming at least one hole in the region using a laser, the hole completing a path through the layers to the inlet port. A fluid dispensing assembly has a fluid dispensing subassembly having at least one inlet port, a fluid manifold having at least one outlet, at least two layers between the fluid dispensing subassembly and the manifold, and a fluid path in the at least two layers between the outlet and the inlet port, the fluid path having smooth walls and substantially uniform width.06-10-2010
20080211857Printhead Assembly Having A Tri-Layer Outer Shell Of A Hot Rolled Laminate Of Two Different Metals - A printhead assembly for an inkjet printer is provided. The assembly includes an outer shell of a hot rolled tri-layer laminate of two different metals, and a core element within the shell, the core element defining four separate ink reservoirs. Also included are a printhead constructed using MEMS techniques to provide the ink nozzles, chambers and actuators, and a micro molding for distributing ink from the ink reservoirs to the printhead. The tri-layer shell is configured such that the effective coefficient of thermal expansion of the shell as a whole is substantially equal to that of silicon.09-04-2008
20090309915RECORDING HEAD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method for manufacturing a recording head includes providing a recording element substrate and a circuit board having an inner lead connector, the recording element substrate including an energy generating element configured to generate energy used to discharge ink and an electrical connector to be electrically connected to the element, bonding the electrical connector of the recording element substrate to the inner lead connector of the circuit board, and applying a thixotropic sealant to the inner lead connector to seal the inner lead while exerting shear force on the sealant.12-17-2009
20130187977PRINTING PAPER AND METHOD FOR FORMING PRINTED IMAGES - The present invention provides plain printing paper comprising 07-25-2013
20120293581METHOD FOR PRINTING NON-AQUEOUS INK AND PRINTING SUBSTRATE FOR NON-AQUEOUS INK - A method for printing a non-aqueous ink onto a printing substrate, using a non-aqueous ink comprising a coloring material and a non-aqueous solvent is provided, wherein the non-aqueous ink has a total surface free energy, calculated from the Kaelble-Uy theoretical formula, of 25 to 30 mN/m, and a dispersive component ratio of 0.55 to 0.75, and the printing substrate has a coating layer comprising inorganic particles, has a total surface free energy, calculated from the Kaelble-Uy theoretical formula, of 30 to 50 mN/m, has a dispersive component ratio of 0.80 to 1.0, and exhibits a liquid absorption property for the inorganic particles of 0.30 or greater. The method for printing a non-aqueous ink enables roller transfer staining to be suppressed while maintaining high image density.11-22-2012
20120293582PIGMENT DISPERSION, RECORDING INK, INK CARTRIDGE, INK-JET RECORDING METHOD AND INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS - A recording ink containing a pigment dispersion, a surfactant, a water-dispersible resin, a humectant and water. The pigment dispersion contains a pigment dispersant, which is an anionic surfactant or a nonionic surfactant having an HLB value of 10 to 20. The pigment dispersion also contains a polymer dispersion stabilizer, which is an alpha-olefin/maleic anhydride copolymer expressed by the formula (1) below, where R is an alkyl group having 6 to 25 carbon atoms, and where the mass average molecular weight of the copolymer is 5000 to 20000. An ink cartridge, an inkjet recording method, an inkjet recording apparatus, and an ink recorded matter, each employing the recording ink, are also provided.11-22-2012
20110169886FLUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A fluid ejecting apparatus, having a fluid ejecting head having a nozzle that ejects a fluid containing a solvent toward a target, includes a solvent holding member, disposed in a position that is opposite to a nozzle formation surface in which the nozzle of the fluid ejecting head is formed between the nozzle formation surface and the target but that is not opposite to the nozzle, that holds the solvent contained in the fluid.07-14-2011
20110169889INKJET RECORDING INKSET AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - The present invention provides an inkjet recording inkset including a black ink; and at least one color ink, wherein the black ink and the color ink respectively contains a coloring material, water, a water-soluble organic solvent and a surfactant, and wherein the black ink contains, as the coloring material, a water-dispersible carbon black having a hydrophilic group on its surface, which can be dispersed without using a dispersing agent, and only the color ink contains, as the surfactant, a fluorine surfactant expressed by Chemical Formula 1: Chemical Formula 1 where Rf represents a fluorine-containing alkyl group; R1 represents an anionic group; R2 represents a cationic group; and q represents a positive integer.07-14-2011
20110169887INKJET INK AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - An ink composition comprising a solvent system, a pigment dispersed in the solvent system; and a surfactant present in an amount sufficient to impart to the ink composition a dynamic viscosity greater than 100 centipoise at a shear rate of 1 s07-14-2011
20090201333Palladium complexes for printing circuits - An ink-jettable composition including a palladium aliphatic amine complex solvated in a liquid vehicle can be used in formation of electronic devices. The ink-jettable composition containing a palladium aliphatic amine complex can be jetted onto a substrate in a predetermined pattern. A second composition can also be applied to the substrate using ink-jet printing or other printing techniques, wherein the second composition is applied onto at least a portion of the predetermined pattern. The second composition can include a reducing agent which is capable of reducing the palladium aliphatic amine complex to palladium metal, typically upon the application of heat. The described ink-jettable palladium complex compositions can be stable over a wide range of conditions and allow for the formation electronic devices on a variety of substrates.08-13-2009
20080211856Liquid droplet ejection apparatus, method for manufacturing electro-optic device, electro-optic device, and electronic equipement - A liquid droplet ejection apparatus performs a drawing operation on a workpiece set on a set table by driving the ejection of a functional liquid droplet ejection head in a head unit while moving the head unit in a main scanning direction relative to the set table. The liquid droplet ejection apparatus includes an ejection defect test unit for inspecting an ejection defect of the functional liquid droplet ejection head. The ejection defect test unit includes a drawn unit on which a predetermined test pattern is drawn by test ejection from the functional liquid droplet ejection head and ejection-defect determination means for determining the ejection defect by capturing an image of the test pattern drawn on the ejection-defect test unit and recognizing the image. The drawn unit is disposed on a scan moving axis offset from the set table towards the main scanning direction.09-04-2008
20080211855Liquid droplet ejection apparatus, method for manufacturing electro-optic device, electro-optic device, and electronic equipment - A liquid droplet ejection apparatus performs a drawing operation on a workpiece set on a set table by driving the ejection of a functional liquid droplet ejection head in a head unit while moving the head unit in a main scanning direction relative to the set table. The liquid droplet ejection apparatus includes an ejection defect test unit for inspecting an ejection defect of the functional liquid droplet ejection head. The ejection defect test unit includes a drawn unit on which a predetermined test pattern is drawn by test ejection from the functional liquid droplet ejection head and ejection-defect determination means for determining the ejection defect by capturing an image of the test pattern drawn on the ejection-defect test unit and recognizing the image. The drawn unit is disposed on a scan moving axis offset from the set table towards the main scanning direction.09-04-2008
20110169888METALLIC INK JET PRINTING SYSTEM FOR GRAPHICS APPLICATIONS - A multi-phase system for creating a metallic effect on a substrate, comprising applying to the substrate a first ink jet ink comprising a dispersion of reflective metallic particles in a suitable carrier system, to form a reflective coating layer; and applying a second ink jet ink over the reflective coating layer to form a protective coating layer. Optionally, an undercoat layer is printed on the substrate prior to applying the first ink jet ink. The second ink jet comprises at least one crosslinkable polymer or is otherwise energy curable. The second ink jet ink optionally imparts a color to the metallic image.07-14-2011
20090295860PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY HAVING SUPPORTING STRUCTURE OF ALTERNATING MATERIALS - A printhead assembly includes a support beam formed of two types of material having different coefficients of thermal expansion, the two materials being repeatedly alternated in segments over the length of the support beam to form the support beam; and a plurality of spaced apart printhead modules supported by the support beam. A first one of the materials has a coefficient of thermal expansion greater than that of silicon, and a second one of the materials has a coefficient of thermal expansion less than that of silicon.12-03-2009
20100201735BONDING METHOD OF SILICON BASE MEMBERS, DROPLET EJECTION HEAD, DROPLET EJECTION APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A bonding method of silicon base members is provided. The bonding method of silicon base members comprises: applying an energy to a surface of a first silicon base member having Si—H bonds on the surface to selectively cut the Si—H bonds so that dangling bonds of the silicon (Si) is exposed on the surface of the first silicon base member; and bonding the surface of the first silicon base member, on which the dangling bonds of the silicon has been exposed, and a surface of a second silicon base member on which dangling bonds of silicon are exposed so that the surface of the first silicon base member and the surface of the second silicon base member are bonded together through their dangling bonds.08-12-2010
20110205288INKJET RECORDING INK, INKJET RECORDING INKSET, INK CARTRIDGE, INKJET RECORDING METHOD, AND RECORDED MATTER - An inkjet recording ink containing a colorant, a surfactant A, a surfactant B, a water soluble organic solvent, and water, wherein the surfactant A is expressed by any one of Structural Formula (1) and Structural Formula (2), and the surfactant B is expressed by Structural Formula (3): in Structural Formula (1), R1 represents hydrogen, an alkyl group, or an acyl group; Rf represents —CF08-25-2011
20110199420AB BLOCK COPOLYMER DISPERSANTS HAVING AN INK VEHICLE SOLUBLE BLOCK - The present disclosure provides a aqueous colorant dispersion comprising a colorant and a polymeric dispersant, wherein the polymeric dispersant is a block copolymer comprising an A block and a B block, wherein the A block is a segment having a block size of about 5 to about 18 units, is substantially free of hydroxyethylmethacrylate, and comprises at least 50% by weight of a monomer, having the following structure: CH08-18-2011
20110267398INKJET INK, INK CARTRIDGE, IMAGE FORMING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND IMAGE FORMED MATTER - To provide an inkjet ink containing C4-6 diol; and trimethylglycine.11-03-2011
20110267397METHOD OF PRODUCING A PRINTED SHEET OUTPUT OR A PRINTED WEB OF A PRINTING PRESS - A method of producing a printed sheet output of a printing press uses an aqueous solution, an ink, and an input sheet. The method applies aqueous solution to the input sheet to form a non-image area and an image area thereon, and contacts the non-image and image areas of the input sheet with ink. Ink is transferred substantially only to the image area to produce the printed sheet output of the printing press. A method of producing a printed web of a printing press is also disclosed.11-03-2011
20090167812LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided is a method of manufacturing a liquid discharge head including: forming a first pattern for forming the flow path on the substrate; forming a first coating layer which covers the first pattern; forming a hole in the first coating layer, through which the first pattern is exposed; forming a second pattern for forming the flow path on the first coating layer, such that the second pattern contacts with the first pattern through the hole; forming a second coating layer for covering the second pattern; forming the discharge port in the second coating layer; and removing the first pattern and the second pattern to form the flow path.07-02-2009
20080284812PAGEWIDTH PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY - Provided is a pagewidth printhead assembly. The assembly includes a plurality of printhead integrated circuits (ICs) each having a plurality of micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangements for operatively ejecting printing fluid onto a printing medium, each IC defining a plurality of discrete supply channels for supplying the nozzle arrangements with fluid. Each IC has a bonding surface with a plurality of trenches etched therein, the trenches having a width of less than 10 microns to attract a liquid adhesive by capillary action. The assembly also includes an ink manifold having a mounting surface, the bonding surface of each printhead IC bonded to the mounting surface with an adhesive tape comprising a liquid-based adhesive, the adhesive tape having a plurality of laser-drilled holes defined therein, said holes being positioned to coincide with the supply channels, and said adhesive is received, at least partially, in the plurality of etched trenches.11-20-2008
20080284810LIQUID CONTAINER, CONTAINER HOLDER AND LIQUID CONSUMING APPARATUS - A liquid container that has a container body storing a liquid to be supplied to a liquid consuming apparatus and that is detachably mounted on a container mounting portion of the liquid consuming apparatus, wherein a liquid supply port for sending out the liquid to be supplied to the liquid consuming apparatus is formed on a front end surface in an insertion direction of the container body having a substantially rectangular shape, wherein a circuit board having a contact point with the liquid consuming apparatus is formed on one side surface perpendicular to one corresponding short side of the front end surface in the insertion direction, and wherein a container fixation structure for releasably regulating a movement of the container body in a direction opposite to the insertion direction thereof in cooperation with an apparatus fixation structure formed on the container mounting portion is formed on the other side surface perpendicular to the other corresponding short side of the front end surface in the insertion direction in a state where the container body is mounted on the container mounting portion against an urging force in the direction opposite to the insertion direction.11-20-2008
20080303856PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY WITH REPLACEABLE PRINTHEAD MODULES - A printhead assembly includes a chassis, an ink reservoir secured on the chassis and printhead modules attached to the reservoir. Each printhead module includes a first molding defining a plurality of ink chambers and a plurality of clips. The clips are releasably engaged with receiving formations defined by the ink reservoir. A second molding is in engagement with the fist molding to cover the ink chambers. A sub-assembly is attached to the second molding. The sub-assembly includes an ink ejection integrated circuit which is supplied with ink from the ink chambers via the second molding and a Tape Automated Bond (TAB) film which is electrically connected to the integrated circuit.12-11-2008
20080252681Ink-jet ink sets - Ink-jet sets, printer systems, methods of printing, and printing materials are disclosed.10-16-2008
20120033009INK, INK CARTRIDGE AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - Disclosed herein are an ink containing a self-dispersible pigment and a salt, wherein the self-dispersible pigment is a pigment to the surface of a particle of which a functional group containing at least a group having a hydrogen bonding property and two phosphonic acid groups is bonded, counter ions of the two phosphonic acid groups containing one of K02-09-2012
20110205286METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BASE LAYER, INK FOR INKJET AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - A base layer is formed on the surface of metal plate, metal pipe, unbaked ceramic sheet, laminated ceramic green sheet, etc., the base layer causing a gelling reaction with inkjet-ink. The base layer improves ink acceptability for low viscosity inks such as inkjet-ink, and prevents oozing, draining, uneven thickness of an ink pattern and a resist pattern. Thus, the present invention enables to use an ink jet process for providing resist patterns for etching, etc., which has to fulfill stringent high precision requirements.08-25-2011
20110007110INK COMPOSITION AND TEXTILE PRINTING METHOD USING THE SAME - Disclosed is a reactive dye ink exhibiting excellent ejection stability when used in a printer having an inkjet head for commercial use which requires a high-viscosity ink. The reactive dye ink has excellent storage stability and excellent fixability to textiles. Specifically disclosed is an ink composition containing at least one reactive dye serving as a coloring matter, which also contains water and a compound represented by formula (1) and having an average molecular weight of 340-2,200. (1)01-13-2011
20130215185LASER TRANSMISSION LAMINATING OF MATERIALS FOR INK JET PRINTHEADS - A method for assembling a printhead such as an ink jet printhead can include the use of a laser to bond two or more printhead layers together. In an embodiment, a laser beam is directed through a transparent layer to an energy-absorbing layer, where the energy-absorbing layer is melted such that after removal of the laser beam the melted layer solidifies to adhere the energy-absorbing layer to the transparent layer. In another embodiment, heating the energy-absorbing layer melts the transparent layer to adhere the energy-absorbing layer to the transparent layer after removal of the laser beam. The laser transmission lamination process described can result in a fluid-tight seal which requires less processing time and materials over an adhesive-based process.08-22-2013
20130215186ULTRASONIC LAMINATING OF MATERIALS FOR INK JET PRINTHEADS - A method for assembling a printhead such as an ink jet printhead can include the use of an ultrasonic bonding process to bond two or more printhead layers together. In an embodiment, an ultrasonic frequency is directed to an interface between a first layer and a second layer to generate heat at the interface. In an embodiment, the heat melts at least one of the first layer and the second layer, and the layers are cooled to cure the melted layer. In another embodiment, the heat generated using the ultrasonic frequency cures an adhesive layer between the first layer and the second layer. The ultrasonic lamination process described can result in a fluid-tight seal which requires less processing time and materials over an adhesive-based process.08-22-2013
20090085958ATTACHMENT STRUCTURES, LIQUID EJECTION HEAD UNIT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LIQUID EJECTION HEAD UNIT - Bondage of an ink supply needle and a holder base is appropriately performed by ultrasonic welding. A filter is housed in a filter storing part from the upper side of the holder base, and a needle-side fitting part is fitted into a base-side fitting part from the upper side of the holder base. Then, when the ink supply needle and the holder base are welded by ultrasonic waves, the energy of ultrasonic oscillation is concentrated on a contact portion of a protruded part of a needle-side bondage part and a base-side bondage part, and the contact portion of the protruded part is melted out so as to weld the ink supply needle and the holder base. Thereby, the contact portion of the ink supply needle and the holder base is appropriately bonded by ultrasonic welding as a whole without any gap.04-02-2009
20110205287COMPOSITION AND PRINT MEDIUM - One or more surface treatment compositions and print mediums are disclosed. The surface treatment compositions may comprise at least one surface sizing agent and at least one monovalent and at least one, multivalent metallic salt. Also disclosed are methods for the production of the surface treatment composition and print media with the composition.08-25-2011
20110205285INKJET RECORDING INK - An inkjet recording ink having a surface tension of 34 mN/m or more is provided. The inkjet recording ink contains an anionic self-dispersion pigment having an anionic functional group, a salt, and a water-soluble compound having a hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity coefficient of 0.26 or more. The ink contains a larger amount of cesium ion than the amount of the anionic functional group. The hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity coefficient is defined by equation (A).08-25-2011
20130120492NONAQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION FOR INK JET RECORDING AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - The nonaqueous ink composition for ink jet printing contains a compound represented by General Formula (1) below, and a heterocyclic compound selected from lactones and lactams.05-16-2013
20090128597Image forming apparatus - An image forming apparatus comprises a body, an engine part provided in the body and including a recording head that ejects droplets of a recording liquid, the engine part recording an image on a recording medium by the recording head while feeding the recording medium in a main scanning direction, a medium discharging part provided in the body at a side of the engine part, the medium discharging part feeding the recording medium to a medium take-up part after recording of the image with the engine, and a cartridge loading part that holds a cartridge of the recording liquid in a detachable manner, the cartridge loading part being provided in the body of the image forming apparatus and feeding the recording liquid to the recording head of the engine part, wherein the cartridge loading part is provided underneath the medium discharging part.05-21-2009
20110205284Liquid Ejecting System And Liquid Accommodating Container - A liquid ejecting system includes: a liquid ejecting head which ejects liquid; a container holder to which a liquid accommodating container main body is detachably attached; a circuit substrate which is movably provided in a side face along an attachment direction of the liquid accommodating container main body; a connector terminal which is attached to a side face of the container holder, which is in parallel with an attachment direction; and a movement member which is provided in the container holder and moves the circuit substrate from a position at which the circuit substrate is separated from the connector terminal to a position at which the circuit substrate makes contact with the connector terminal when the liquid accommodating container main body is attached to the container holder.08-25-2011
20120069082INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An inkjet recording method is provided in which image formation is carried out by employing an ink set, the inks of each color including a polymerizable compound and a polymerization initiator, and discharge of the inks being repeated 2 to 16 times for the same area.03-22-2012
20120069081CONVEYING DEVICE OF RECORDING MEDIUM AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, the image forming apparatus has an endless device with a circumferential surface, a laminated cover which is disposed at the circumferential surface of the endless device, a rotation mechanism which rotate the endless device, a supply mechanism which supplies a recording medium to the endless device, a charging roller, a recording head unit, and a discharge mechanism. The laminated cover includes a metal layer and a dielectric layer. The metal layer has both end portions in the circumferential direction, and both side portions. The dielectric layer also has both end portions in the circumferential direction and both the side portions. At least a part of both the end portions and both the side portions of the dielectric layer has extended regions which protrude from a circumferential edge of the metal layer.03-22-2012
20120069080INKJET PRINTER - The present invention relates to an inkjet printer for printing an image on a medium. The inkjet printer comprises an inkjet head for discharging at least one of a plurality of visible color inks and at least one fluorescent ink onto a medium when printing an image onto the medium. The plurality of visible color inks reflect light at respective wavelength ranges of the visible color inks. The at least one fluorescent ink reflects light at a wavelength range that is the same as a wavelength range of at least one of the plurality of visible color inks discharged from the inkjet head.03-22-2012
20110141187METHOD FOR FORMING INKJET IMAGE - Provide is a method for forming an inkjet image in which a high-resolution image can be formed by a stable ink ejection and an inkjet image exhibits excellent curability, wherein the inkjet image is formed by ejecting an ink composition onto a medium from a nozzle of an inkjet recording head comprising a plurality of pressure chambers, a plurality of nozzles in communication with the pressure chambers and an ink chamber in communication with a side of a plurality of the pressure chamber on which side is opposite to a side of the nozzle of the pressure chamber, and the ink chamber is filled with the ink composition, wherein the ink composition comprises an photo-initiator, a polymerizable compound and a gelling agent; and comprising steps of heat-keeping a temperature of the ink composition in the ink chamber at 70° C.-140° C. during an image recording including during standing-by, and flowing the ink composition in the ink chamber.06-16-2011
20090201332HEAD UNIT, LIQUID JET DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING POSITION OF LIQUID JET HEAD - A head unit for fixing a liquid jet head which ejects liquid includes a base component and movable component that slides on the base component and to which the liquid jet head is fixed. A fixing screw fixes the movable component to the base component. A locating member attached to the base component limits a movement direction in which the movable component moves. The movable component has a contact portion touching the locating member and first and second tapered surfaces formed thereon. A vector normal to the first tapered surface has a first component vector extending in the movement direction. A vector normal to the second tapered surface has a second component vector that is opposite the first component vector and extends in the movement direction. The base component has first and second pins accessible to the first and second tapered surfaces, respectively.08-13-2009
20090085959Liquid ejecting apparatus and raster line forming method - An increase in the width in the first direction of the head unit is controlled and deterioration in image quality is curbed as well. A liquid ejecting apparatus according to the invention is a liquid ejecting apparatus including: a head unit that has a plurality of heads along a first direction, in which a plurality of nozzles that eject a liquid onto a medium are lined up in the first direction, and that ejects the liquid while moving relative to the medium in a second direction, which intersects the first direction, the head unit having a width in the first direction that is greater than a width of the medium in the first direction, a movement mechanism that makes the head unit move relative to the medium a plurality of times alternately in the second direction and the first direction, and a control section that forms a raster line group by forming each raster line by making two or more different nozzles that are different eject the liquid, respectively while making the movement mechanism move the head unit relative to the medium a plurality of times alternately in the second direction and the first direction, makes the movement mechanism move the head unit relatively so that a total amount of movement of the head unit in the first direction when the head unit has moved relatively the plurality of times is less than an effective nozzle width of one of the heads in the first direction, and forms the raster line group so that a number of the raster lines formed by making the nozzles of only one of the heads eject the liquid is not greater than a number of the raster lines formed by making the nozzles of two or more of the heads eject the liquid.04-02-2009
20090085957PATTERN FORMATION DEVICE - A pattern formation device includes a conveyance table, a pair of guide rails, a carriage, a plurality of droplet discharge heads, an inspection camera, a camera base, a linear motor, a motor housing case, a moving cable, and a cable housing case. The motor housing case is disposed along the guide rails to accommodate the linear motor and has a guide opening configured and arranged to guide the camera base. The cable housing case is disposed along the motor housing case to accommodate the moving cable and has a window section through which a distal end of the moving cable follows a reciprocal operation of the inspection camera. The cable housing case or one of the guide rails has an exhaust vent to discharge air around the carriage by suction through the window section of the cable housing case or the guide opening of the motor housing case.04-02-2009
20090102882MST DEVICE FOR ATTACHMENT TO SURFACE WITH ADHESIVE - A micro-systems technology (MST) device for attachment to a surface with adhesive is provided. The MST device has a body, an array of fluid inlet apertures in the body, and an array of recesses interspersed with the array of inlet apertures to hold adhesive displaced from between the body and the surface when the MST device is attached with the adhesive such that the displaced adhesive does not block fluid flow within the inlet apertures.04-23-2009
20090102881Surface Metallization Of Metal Oxide Pre-Ceramic - Fine conductor lines (those having a width of ≦50 μM) are disposed on a flexible metal oxide containing substrate by masking portions of the substrate, and then surface metallizing unmasked portions of the substrate. Polymeric preceramic films are preferred, especially those having a glass temperature of at least 300° C. and those of the PZT family, or those containing BeO. All suitable reducing gasses are contemplated, including especially H2. All suitable masking materials are similarly contemplated, including especially titanium, titanium nitride, tungsten nitride, tantalum, and tantalum nitride. In especially preferred embodiments the conductor lines have a width of ≦25 μM, ≦15 μM, ≦5 μM, and even ≦1 μM. The lines can advantageously compose a circuit that is coupled to a piezoelectric or other mechanical actuator, which in turn can be fluidly coupled to a fluid reservoir.04-23-2009
20110227991INK COMPOSITION, INK SET AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An ink composition includes: a pigment; water; a polymerizable monomer that is capable of being polymerized by an active energy ray; and an initiator that is capable of initiating polymerization of the polymerizable monomer by the active energy ray, wherein a number of particles contained in the ink composition having a particle diameter of 0.8 μm or more is 20,000 particles/μl or less.09-22-2011
20110227990COMPOSITE PARTICLES, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE PARTICLES, AQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION, AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD USING AQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION - A method of manufacturing composite particles is disclosed. The method includes preparing an aqueous dispersion of a polymer (a) by a phase inversion emulsification method, using water and a solution of the polymer (a), the polymer (a) containing at least one anionic structural unit and at least one hydrophobic structural unit; and forming composite particles through seed polymerization using at least one crosslinking monomer (b) in the presence of the aqueous dispersion of the polymer (a). Further, composite particles, an aqueous ink composition and an image forming method using the aqueous ink composition are disclosed.09-22-2011
20090231383DOUBLE LASER DRILLING OF A PRINTHEAD INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ATTACHMENT FILM - A method of fabricating an apertured polymeric film. The method comprising the steps of: (a) masking a polymeric film with a first mask having first laser transmission zones defined therein; (b) laser-ablating first apertures through the polymeric film using the first mask; (c) masking the film with a second mask having second laser transmission zones defined therein, each second zone being aligned with a corresponding first aperture, and each second zone having greater perimeter dimensions than the corresponding first aperture; and (d) reaming the first apertures by laser-ablating the polymeric film using the second mask, the reamed first apertures defining second apertures in the film.09-17-2009
20090231384PRINTHEAD INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ATTACHMENT FILM HAVING DIFFERENTIATED ADHESIVE LAYERS - A laminated film for attachment of printhead integrated circuits to an ink supply manifold. The film has a plurality of ink supply holes defined therein and film comprises: a central polymeric film; a first adhesive layer for bonding a first surface of the film to the ink supply manifold; and a second adhesive layer for bonding a second surface of the film to the printhead integrated circuits. The central polymeric film is sandwiched between the first and second adhesive layers. A first melt temperature of the first adhesive layer is at least 20° C. less than a second melt temperature of the second adhesive layer.09-17-2009
20120033011INKJET INK AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - Provided is an inkjet ink comprising at least water, a pigment, a resin, a water-soluble organic solvent, and a surfactant, wherein the resin comprises a copolymer resin synthesized from a monomer that includes a (meth)acrylic monomer, and the copolymer resin has an acid value of not less than 50 mgKOH/g and not more than 200 mgKOH/g, a glass transition temperature (Tg) not less than 20 and not more than 100° C., and a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) not less than 20,000 and not more than 100,000, and as a result, a high-quality image is formed in that abrasion resistance and adhesiveness on a non-absorptive recording medium are high, glossiness is high, and there is no ink mixing, and ejection performance is good and recovery through maintenance is excellent. Also provided is an inkjet recording method that uses the same.02-09-2012
20110141188IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - Disclosed is a recording method in which an image is first formed on an intermediate transfer medium by ejection of ink and is then transferred to a printing medium. The present invention solves a problem regarding insufficient transfer of the image to the printing medium, which is caused by roughness on a surface of the ink image formed on the intermediate transfer medium due to non-uniform application amounts of ink. A transferability improving agent is applied in a controlled manner to an ink image which has been formed on a transfer drum by application of ink. The transferability improving agent is applied in a larger amount to regions with a relatively small application amount of the ink as compared with regions with a relatively large application amount of the ink.06-16-2011
20090122102PRINTER ASSEMBLY HAVING A SUPPORT FRAME FOR SUPPORTING A PRINTHEAD ARRANGEMENT - Provided is a printer assembly for a pagewidth printer, said assembly having a support frame for supporting a printhead arrangement. The support frame includes an outer wall portion and an inner wall portion separated by an internal cavity. The support frame also includes a lower arm portion and an upper wall fast with the outer and inner wall portions. The upper wall portion defines a channel for receiving printhead tiles of the printhead arrangement. The upper wall portion and arm portion have a clipping arrangement configured to receive a printed circuit board (PCB) having electronics for controlling the printhead arrangement. The support frame is configured to minimize substantial dimensional changes due to environmental changes to retain a positional relationship between individual printhead tiles of the printhead arrangement.05-14-2009
20090122100HEAD UNIT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A head unit includes a base, an inkjet head, a first bonding portion, and a second bonding portion. The inkjet head is attached to the base, and discharges ink droplets. The first bonding portion bonds the base to the inkjet head in a spot manner. The second bonding portion is disposed to surround the first bonding portion. The second bonding portion bonds the base to the inkjet head, and has resistance to ink.05-14-2009
20090256882Bonded structures formed by plasma enhanced bonding - An electronic device comprises a substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface, a substrate carrier comprising a first surface and a second surface, and an inorganic material bonding the second surface of the substrate and the second surface of the substrate carrier.10-15-2009
20100002041CONFIGURABLE SYSTEM FOR CREATING 3D OBJECT - A system is provided for creating a three-dimensional object. A plurality of printheads are provided with each printhead configured to print a respective portion of the object. The system is configured to enable a first printhead that is initially configured to print a first portion to be dynamically reconfigured to print a second portion, and if a second printhead initially configured to print the second portion fails, the first printhead is dynamically reconfigured to print the second portion.01-07-2010
20130215184ABSORBENT PLASTIC PIGMENT WITH IMPROVED PRINT DENSITY AND RECORDING SHEET CONTAINING SAME - A core/shell particle is provided, comprising: a water-absorbent, dye-fixing polymeric core, comprising: (a) a multivalent cation and a polymerization product of a monoethylenically unsaturated carbonyl-group containing monomer; (b) a nitrogen-containing polymer; or (c) a combination of (a) and (b); and a water-insoluble, porous polymeric shell, surrounding all or a portion of said core. A paper sizing or coating composition which incorporates the core/shell particles is provided. Recording sheets which include the composition, methods of making the composition and recording sheets, and methods for making an image are provided.08-22-2013
20100214349CLOTH PRODUCT PRINTING SYSTEM - A printing system for T-shirts applies a surface-treatment agent to a printing area of the surface of T-shirts set on a printing bed, by using a surface-treatment ink jet printer equipped with a spray nozzle of a valve-jet type. Next, white ink is applied to the printing area by an ink jet printer for the white ink, and a color image is then printed on the printing area by a color ink jet printer. The cloth-product printing operation needing the surface treatment can be efficiently performed by applying a surface treatment agent onto only the portion needing it with use of the spray nozzle of the valve-jet type.08-26-2010
20100238231Inkjet printer having a rolling mechanism for flattening ink droplets - An inkjet printer having a rolling mechanism for flattening ink droplets is disclosed. The inkjet printer includes a carriage track being connected to a work platform of the inkjet printer, a printing module slidably mounted upon the carriage track to allow lateral movement, and at least one rolling mechanism disposed on the sidewall of a inkjet printhead assembly of the printing module or independently mounted upon the carriage track, wherein the rolling mechanism can roll over the surface of print media and flatten the ink droplets thereon before drying, to form printed image layers with uniform thickness for increasing image quality and reliability of the inkjet printer.09-23-2010
20110057983AQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION, INK SET, AND INKJET IMAGE FORMING METHOD - The invention provides an aqueous ink composition including: a) a water-based medium; b) a compound having an ethylenically unsaturated bond; and c) resin particles including a water-insoluble vinyl polymer and a water-insoluble photoinitiator.03-10-2011
20110175964INK, INK-JET RECORDING METHOD, AND INK CARTRIDGE - An ink containing a plurality of polymers and carbon black, wherein the plurality of polymers include a polymer A having an acid value of 200 mgKOH/g or more and 300 mgKOH/g or less and a polymer B having an acid value of 80 mgKOH/g or more and 180 mgKOH/g or less, the weight average molecular weight of the polymer A is larger than the weight average molecular weight of the polymer B, the carbon black has a DBP oil absorption of 75 mL/100 g or less and a specific surface area of 200 m07-21-2011
20090289986Ink Jetting - Among other things, for jetting ink droplets on a substrate during relative motion of an apparatus and the substrate along a process direction, a first and second jetting assemblies at least partially overlap in a direction perpendicular to the process direction so that some jets in the first jetting assembly align with some jets in the second jetting assembly along the process direction to form one or more pairs of aligned jets. A mechanism enables, in at least one pair of the aligned jets, one jet to jet a first ink drop that has a size smaller than a size of an ink drop the jet would otherwise be required to jet to form a desired pixel and the other jet to jet a second ink drop that has a size sufficient to form the desired pixel in combination with the first ink drop.11-26-2009
20120242741INKJET RECORDING INK SET AND INK CARTRIDGE, AND RECORDING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND IMAGE-FORMED ARTICLE USING SUCH INK SET - An inkjet recording ink set, which contains at least: a black pigment ink; and a color pigment ink, wherein the black pigment ink contains a black pigment treated with an anionic surfactant, and a black pigment coated with a resinous polymer, and water, and the black pigment ink is a pigment dispersion liquid where the black pigment treated with the anionic surfactant and the black pigment coated with the resinous polymer are dispersed in the water, and wherein the color pigment ink contains a color pigment, a nonionic surfactant, and water, and the color pigment ink is a pigment dispersion liquid where the color pigment is dispersed in the water with assistance of the nonionic surfactant.09-27-2012
20110032302INK SET, RECORDING METHOD, AND COLORED OBJECT - An ink set is provided which, when used in color ink-jet printing, can give a full-color printed image having a satisfactory hue and brightness and excellent in various fastness properties. More specifically, an ink set for ink-jet recording is provided that is an ink set of at least two colors which includes at least two ink compositions, i.e., a cyan ink composition and a magenta ink composition. The cyan ink composition contains a cyan dye which is a dye represented by the following formula (7) or a salt thereof. The magenta ink composition contains a magenta dye which is a dye represented by the following formula (6) or a salt thereof.02-10-2011
20100220142PRINTHEAD WITH INK DISTRIBUTION THROUGH ALIGNED APERTURES - An inkjet printhead that has an elongate chassis, first groups of apertures spaced along the elongate chassis, an ink distribution unit defining a plurality of ink distribution passages and second groups of apertures in fluid communication with respective ink distribution passages, the ink distribution unit being mounted to the elongate chassis so that the first group of apertures and the second group of apertures coincide and, a plurality of printhead modules for ejecting ink supplied through the ink distribution passages and the aligned first and second groups.09-02-2010
20120033008ACIDIC GROUP-CONTAINING SOLID INKS - A microfluidic device includes a first substrate, and a phase change ink deposited on a surface of the first substrate. The phase change ink includes an ink vehicle including a polymeric material having one or more acidic groups, and an optional colorant, wherein the phase change ink is solid at room temperature but is liquid at a jetting temperature of from about 60 to about 150° C., and an acidic group mass percentage, measured as a total mass of acid groups to an entire weight of the ink, is from about 1% to about 35%.02-09-2012
20090109256Liquid Ejecting Head and Liquid Ejecting Apparatus - A liquid ejecting head includes: a supply channel member including a plurality of supply channel plates, and the supply channel including supply holes provided through the respective supply channel plates and a supply groove formed by removing part of one of adjacent supply channel plates in terms of the direction of thickness thereof for communicating the respective supply holes; a pressure generating element that provides a pressure to the pressure generating chamber; a supply communication channel that connects a storage unit having the liquid stored therein and a reservoir, the supply communication channel being formed through a pressure chamber plate and the supply channel member in the direction of thickness thereof, the supply channel plates having the supply groove being formed with a recess having the substantially same depth as the supply groove at an area corresponding to the supply communication channel; and a filter unit having a plurality of filter holes provided on the bottom of the recess.04-30-2009
20130135382INK SET AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An ink set includes a white ink jet pigment ink and a non-white ink jet pigment ink containing a diene copolymer.05-30-2013
20110109686Utilizing A Printer To Customize Apparel In A Retail Facility - Customized articles of footwear are produced by providing options and graphics that are selected by a customer when submitting a custom order at a retail facility. The graphics are selected from a catalog while the options, such as a shoe model or a shoe size, are selected at an order interface rendered at a computing device. The computing device processes the order by uploading printing instructions associated with the customer-selected graphic or by converting specifications of the order into the printing instructions. The printing instructions are passed to a printer that is configured to move inkjet nozzles in a pattern and, concurrently, control a timed release of coloring agent from the inkjet nozzles based on the printing instructions. Releasing the coloring agent over the article of footwear physically applies a design thereto, which substantially resembles the customer-selected graphic. An oven typically cures the design via infrared heat over a timeframe.05-12-2011
20110249056METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MULTICOLORED SURFACE ON GLASS - The invention relates to a method for producing a multicolored surface on a ceramic element or glass by means of the drop-like application of variously colored primary ceramic process color inks containing a carrier fluid onto at least one portion of a surface of the ceramic element or glass, wherein mixed colors are produced by printing on top of one another at least two primary process color inks, and the subsequent firing of the applied ink drops. At least one (photo)oligomerizable or (photo)polymerizable additive is added to the primary ceramic process color inks. Prior to printing over an ink drop with another ink drop the ink drop is hardened at least partly or its viscosity is increased.10-13-2011
20090066746Printer, printing program, and printing method - A printer includes a print head in which nozzles that form an image by discharging ink are arranged in a plurality of lines. The printer prints out an image on the basis of print form data in which information of layout contents of printing elements that form the content of print is set according to the attribute of each printing element. The printer includes a print form data storage unit, a printing element data storage unit, a print form data selection unit, a printing element data selection unit, and a printing element data insertion unit.03-12-2009
20110109688SILICON/GERMANIUM OXIDE PARTICLE INKS, INKJET PRINTING AND PROCESSES FOR DOPING SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATES - Highly uniform silica nanoparticles can be formed into stable dispersions with a desirable small secondary particle size. The silican particles can be surface modified to form the dispersions. The silica nanoparticles can be doped to change the particle properties and/or to provide dopant for subsequent transfer to other materials. The dispersions can be printed as an ink for appropriate applications. The dispersions can be used to selectively dope semiconductor materials such as for the formation of photovoltaic cells or for the formation of printed electronic circuits.05-12-2011
20110001777AZO COMPOUND, AZO PIGMENT, DISPERSION CONTAINING THE AZO COMPOUND OR AZO PIGMENT, COLORING COMPOSITION, INK FOR INKJET RECORDING, INK TANK FOR INKJET RECORDING, INKJET RECORDING METHOD AND RECORDED MATERIAL - To provide an azo pigment excellent in coloristic characteristics such as tinctorial strength and hue and at the same time, excellent in the durability such as light fastness and ozone resistance, a pigment dispersion containing the azo pigment, a coloring composition, and an ink for inkjet recording.01-06-2011
20110115843APPARATUS FOR LABELING CONTAINERS, COMPRISING A PRINTER UNIT - The invention relates to an apparatus (05-19-2011
20110211012IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming method includes: applying an ink composition including a pigment having a volume average particle diameter of 70 nm to 130 nm, a polymerizable compound, and water, onto a recording medium using an inkjet under a condition that a maximum application amount of the ink composition is 15 ml/m09-01-2011
20110242190LIQUID EJECTING HEAD, LIQUID EJECTING HEAD UNIT, LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTING HEAD - The circuit board holding section between the first and second holding members is sealed by an adhesive in an area other than an area where a connection wiring is connected to the circuit board, the first and second holding members are fixed to each other by engaging engaging claws, which are provided in two or more side surfaces at the outer circumference of one of the first and second holding members, with the other holding member, and the first and second holding members are fixed to each other by screw members.10-06-2011
20090322823INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink-droplet detecting unit detects a spray state of an ink droplet sprayed from an ink-droplet spray head. The ink-droplet detecting unit includes a light-emitting element, a light-emitting element holder, a light-receiving element, a light-receiving element holder, and a base member. The light-emitting element holder is attached to the base member in a rotatable manner. The light-receiving element holder is attached to the base member in a slidable manner in a direction perpendicular to a rotation direction of the light-emitting element holder. The ink-droplet detecting unit is attached to a main body of the inkjet recording apparatus.12-31-2009
20110175965INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An inkjet recording method, including: performing recording on an inkjet recording medium having an ink receiving layer, as an uppermost layer on a support, the ink receiving layer including at least a water-soluble resin, a crosslinking agent, and inorganic fine particles having a secondary particle diameter measured with an electron microscope of 45 nm or less, using an ink including at least a dye, water and a water-soluble organic solvent, wherein, in the ink, a content of water-soluble organic solvent, which gives a change ratio of the secondary particle diameter of the inorganic fine particles in the uppermost layer of 100% or less when measured before and after the water-soluble organic solvent is applied at 6.6 g/m07-21-2011
20120242740PRINTING METHOD - A printing method including: ejecting an ink which includes a designated compound is ejected from a first nozzle row which is relatively move in an intersection direction intersecting a direction along the nozzle row with respect to a medium, ejecting the ink while relatively moving in the intersection direction to the medium, from the end portion of a second nozzle row which is overlapped with the end portion of the first nozzle row in a direction along the nozzle row direction, wherein when nozzles of the nozzle rows which are partly overlapped with each other in a direction along the nozzle row share with each other to form a common dot line, the amount of ink ejected per unit area in the partly overlapping region is larger than the amount of ink ejected per unit area in a non-overlapping region.09-27-2012
20110148979Curable Phase Change Inks - Disclosed is a radiation curable solid ink composition comprising: 06-23-2011
20100134555RESIN COMPOSITION, RESIN CURED PRODUCT, AND LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD - An epoxy resin composition, including: an epoxy resin (A) represented by Formula (1); an epoxy resin (B) having an epoxy equivalent of 220 or less and having twice or more epoxy groups in a molecule than epoxy groups of the epoxy resin (A); and a photocationic polymerization initiator (C), in which: the epoxy resins (A) and (B) constitute main components; and a weight of the epoxy resin (A) is 40% or more and a weight of the epoxy resin (B) is 30% or more with respect to a total weight of the epoxy resins (A) and (B):06-03-2010
20090027442PRINT ENGINE WITH NESTED CRADLE, PRINTHEAD CARTRIDGE AND INK CARTRIDGES - The present invention relates to a print engine with a nested cradle, printhead cartridge and ink cartridges that form a stack. The print engine includes a printer cradle including an elongate chassis, a media drive assembly mounted at one end of the chassis, and a print media drive roller extending along the chassis and driven by the media drive assembly. A printhead cartridge is installed in the cradle to form a plurality of docking bays and includes an ink ejection printhead. Ink cartridges are installed in respective docking bays to supply respective types of ink to the ink ejection printhead.01-29-2009
20090027441COMPACT PRINTER WITH STATIC PAGE WIDTH PRINTHEAD - A compact printer is provided with a static page width printhead. An elongate support case defines a docking bay and has a personal computer (PC) interface connector protruding from one end thereof. A print media cartridge is configured to dock in the docking bay in a releasable manner. A page-width printhead assembly is mounted across an opposite end of the support case to said one end. The printhead assembly includes a static ink ejection printhead configured to eject ink upon print media supplied from the cartridge.01-29-2009
20110074864INKJET PRINTER - An inkjet printer includes an ejector, a waveguide, an electromagnetic wave supplier, a rotating reflector, and a ventilator. The ejector ejects ink onto a medium. Through the waveguide, the medium onto which the ink was ejected passes. The waveguide has a starting end part and a terminal end part. The electromagnetic wave supplier is provided at the starting end part of the waveguide to supply an electromagnetic wave to the waveguide. The rotating reflector is provided at the terminal end part of the waveguide and rotatable to reflect the electromagnetic wave supplied by the electromagnetic wave supplier. The ventilator ventilates an inside of the waveguide.03-31-2011
20110074863Vent For An Inkjet Printhead - An inkjet printhead has been developed that includes an ink reservoir vent, which prevents ink from exiting the ink reservoir through the vent. The inkjet printhead includes a reservoir, an ink inlet, a vent opening, and a vent member. The reservoir contains a supply of ink and an air space above the supply of ink. The vent member extends from the vent opening and includes a first vent member opening positioned in an air space outside of the reservoir, a second vent member opening positioned in the air space above the supply of ink, and a vent channel configured to couple fluidly the first vent member opening to the second vent member opening. The second vent member opening is positioned within the reservoir to enable the second vent member opening to remain within the air space above the supply of ink regardless of a printhead orientation.03-31-2011
20110074865INKJET RECORDING INK AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An inkjet recording ink which contains: a carbon black; a dispersant; resin emulsion; and water, in which the resin emulsion contains a resin which is at least one of a urethane resin and a styrene-acryl resin, and the ink satisfies the following relationship: 20≦B−A≦50, where A(nm) represents a particle diameter D90 of particles contained in dispersion containing the carbon black, the dispersant, and water, which is before added with the resin emulsion, and B(nm) represents a particle diameter D90 of particles contained in the ink.03-31-2011
20110069107Media Coating Formulation for Contact and Non-Contact Printing - A method to produce and use a coating which when applied to a media and used in the graphics industry with a contact or non-contact method of printing, will allow for efficient use of water, oil, or solvent based colors which at present requires 3 types of coating. The coating can be applied with any commercial or non-commercial method (such as but not limited to roller, spray, gravure, blade or by incorporating the coating into or onto the media during the manufacturing process of the media). The coating when applied increases the absorption of the color which will reduce the drying time and produces a smother print surface of the media. The coating will also result in a faster release of the color from the media in the case of transfer use.03-24-2011
20110069108AQUEOUS INK FOR INKJET PRINTING - An aqueous ink for inkjet printing which includes a pigment, a compound represented by formula (1) and/or a compound represented by formula (2):03-24-2011
20110057984AQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An aqueous ink composition including a colorant, a polymer including a hydrophobic structural unit (a) represented by the following formula (1), a polymerization initiator, a polymerizable compound including an ethylenically unsaturated bond, and water:03-10-2011
20110148978INKJET EMULSION INK - According to one embodiment, an inkjet emulsion ink includes a pigment, an aqueous liquid, an oil liquid, and a polyoxyethylene hydrogenated castor oil. The polyoxyethylene hydrogenated castor oil emulsifies the aqueous liquid and the oil liquid. The oil liquid is at least partly an aliphatic monoalcohol having 6 to 9 carbon atoms.06-23-2011
20100295889INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS, LIQUID APPLICATION MECHANISM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE LIQUID APPLICATION MECHANISM - Even if a liquid is attached and solidified on a peripheral surface of a coating roller, application of the liquid on a medium is uniformly performed. At least a part of contacting member is separated from the coating roller and the coating roller is rotated in a second direction as a reverse direction to a first direction to pull out the liquid from a liquid retaining space onto the coating roller. Next, by interrupting the above separation and rotating the coating roller in the first direction, a liquid reservoir is formed in the periphery of a contacting portion between the coating roller and the contacting member.11-25-2010
20110249057METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING A PRINCIPAL SUBSTANCE AND PRINTING SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for transferring a principal substance applies the principal substance onto a surface and deposits drops of a gating agent onto a first portion of the principal substance applied to the first surface. The depositing of each drop of gating agent is individually controlled. A second portion of the principal substance not covered by the gating agent is transferred from the first surface to a second surface. A printing system adapted to transfer principal substance from a first surface to a second surface is also disclosed.10-13-2011
20110249055INK COMPOSITION, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, INK SET, AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - The present invention provides an inkjet ink composition, which has excellent ink-ejection reliability over a long time and capability of forming an image without defects such as white spots, and which includes: a pigment coated with a dispersant polymer; a water soluble polymerizable compound; a polymerization initiator; and water, the dispersant polymer being formed from a water soluble dispersant by crosslinking with a crosslinking agent.10-13-2011
20100302305INK SET, INKJET RECORDING METHOD AND RECORDED MATERIAL - To obtain an ink set capable of forming an image excellent in the light fastness and ozone fastness and reduced in the generation of a bronze phenomenon; an inkjet recording method; and a recorded material.12-02-2010
20120274700SOLID INK COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING CRYSTALLINE-AMORPHOUS MIXTURES - A solid ink composition comprising an amorphous component, a crystalline material, and optionally, a colorant, which are suitable for ink jet printing, including printing on coated paper substrates. In embodiments, the solid ink formulation comprises a blend of amorphous and crystalline components which provides a solid ink with excellent rheological properties and robustness when forming images or printing on coated paper substrates.11-01-2012
20120274699SOLID INK COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING CRYSTALLINE-AMORPHOUS MIXTURES - A solid ink composition comprising an amorphous component, a crystalline material, and optionally, a colorant, which are suitable for ink jet printing, including printing on coated paper substrates. In embodiments, the solid ink formulation comprises a blend of an amorphous and crystalline components which provides a solid ink with excellent robustness when forming images or printing on coated paper substrates.11-01-2012
20080246797Mobile Phone With An Internal Printer Having A Print Cartridge With A Media Drive Shaft - Provided is mobile phone having an internal printer. The phone includes a print cartridge having a housing with ink bearing structures and a printhead integrated circuit, and a capper fast with the housing to operatively cap the printhead integrated circuit. The cartridge also includes a lid and cover assembly for sealing engagement with the housing to protect the housing and capper, as well as a media drive shaft rotatably mounted to the housing for driving print media past the printhead.10-09-2008
20090189943IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS - An image recording apparatus including: (a) a head assembly including (a-1) recording heads having respective nozzle opening surfaces and (a-2) a head frame supporting the recording heads; (b) annular protrusions each of which is to be brought into contact with the head assembly, so as to surround the plurality of nozzles opening in the corresponding nozzle opening surface; (c) a supporting tray elongated in a supporting-tray longitudinal direction and supporting the annular protrusions; (d) a movement mechanism configured to move the head assembly and/or the supporting tray, and (e) a positioning pin projecting from a pin-located portion of the supporting tray. The pin-located portion is outside the annular protrusions, and is located in a center of the supporting tray in the supporting-tray longitudinal direction. The head frame has a positioning hole, into which the positioning pin is to be introduced upon contact of each annular protrusion with the head assembly.07-30-2009
20090002431INSTALLING FLUID CONTAINER IN FLUID EJECTION DEVICE - A fluid ejection device ejecting a fluid, the fluid ejection device includes: a fluid ejection unit; a fluid container; a delivery needle; and a guard cover. The fluid ejection unit ejects a fluid onto an ejection target. The fluid container includes a container portion and a withdrawal portion. The container portion contains a fluid for ejection, and the withdrawal portion allows withdrawal of the fluid contained in the container portion. The delivery needle sticks through the withdrawal portion to provide a flow passage which communicates with the fluid ejection unit. The guard cover projects over the delivery needle to prevent the withdrawal portion from approaching the delivery needle from a direction intersecting a center axis of the delivery needle.01-01-2009
20110254892LIQUID EJECTING HEAD, LIQUID EJECTING HEAD UNIT AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid ejecting head includes a head main body, an ink supply needle, a cartridge case, a filter which is nipped between the first ink supply path and the second ink supply path, an integral molding portion which integrally molds and bonds the ink supply needle and the cartridge case, and a rib which is arranged so as to extend into the second ink supply path continuously from a wall of the cartridge case along a line passing through a center of the filter in the direction perpendicular to the direction in which warpage of the integral molding portion is larger.10-20-2011
20110254891Fixing structure for print head carriage rod - A fixing structure for print head carriage rod is disclosed. The fixing structure is simplified and is able to minimize the flexure of the carriage rod, whereby a print head carriage can smoothly travel along the carriage rod. The fixing structure includes a frame body disposed in a printing machine, and a carriage rod mounted on the frame body for the print head carriage to reciprocally travel on the carriage rod for printing operation. The frame body has sidewalls and support sections for supporting the carriage rod in a predetermined position. The fixing structure further includes retainers, which are passed through the sidewalls of the frame body and inserted into fixed ends of the carriage rod in an axial direction thereof so as to secure the carriage rod to the frame body. The retainers and the support sections of the frame body together prevent the carriage rod from being flexed.10-20-2011
20080252680Hybrid electro-photographic/ink-jet press print systems and primers - Electro-photographic press print systems, methods of disposing a fluid onto a substrate in an electro-photographic press print system, and electro-photographic ink primers, are disclosed.10-16-2008
20100283814MAGENTA INKJET INK AND AN INKJET INK SET CONTAINING SAME - The present invention pertains to a magenta inkjet ink and to an inkjet ink set for inkjet printing comprising the magenta ink and further comprising a yellow and cyan inkjet ink. The magenta ink and the other inks in the ink set are characterized by the presence of certain specific colorants. The magenta ink comprises a certain magenta dye defined in the specification and either one or both of Acid Red 52 and Acid Red 249. The yellow ink comprises Acid Yellow 79 and one or any combination of Direct Yellow 169, Direct Yellow 86 and Acid Orange 33. The cyan ink comprises Direct Blue 199. The magenta ink and the ink set are particularly advantageous for printing on plain and photo-glossy paper.11-11-2010
20110069106GLOSS COATED MULTIFUNCTIONAL PRINTING PAPER - The invention relates to a gloss coated multifunctional printing paper that can be used with a variety of office printing equipment including inkjet and electrophotographic and to processes of making and using the paper. a paper substrate; and a pigmented composition coated on at least one surface of the substrate, said pigmented coating composition comprising (1) a first pigment having a BET surface area in the range of from about 50 to about 750 m03-24-2011
20110134182INKJET HEAD PACKAGE - There is provided an inkjet head package including: an ink head having an actuator mounted thereon and ejecting ink to the outside by a driving force of the actuator; an intermediate substrate disposed between the ink head and an ink storage supplying ink to the ink head, and having a socket provided on a surface thereof; and a lead frame provided on an upper surface of the ink head such that the intermediate substrate and the actuator are electrically connected to each other.06-09-2011
20110134181Inkjet printer - An inkjet printer includes: a cartridge body provided with an ink chamber; a head unit coupled to a bottom surface of the cartridge body and provided with nozzles for jetting ink; and an energy irradiation unit coupled to the cartridge body so as to irradiate energy onto the ink jetted from the nozzles of the head unit.06-09-2011
20100295888SEALING TAPE FOR INK JET RECORDING HEAD AND INK JET RECORDING HEAD USING THE SAME - A sealing tape for an ink jet recording head, detachably adhered to the surface of a chip which is provided on an ink jet recording head and on which a discharge port for discharging ink is formed, includes: a base layer; and an adhesive layer on the base layer, the adhesive layer consisting of: (1) 70 to 100 wt % of (A)-(B)-(A) block copolymers which have no unsaturated carbon bond and consist of (a) vinyl aromatic compound units and (b) olefinic hydrocarbon units where (A) is a polymer block consisting of the (a) units and (B) is a polymer block consisting of the (b) units; and (2) 0 to 30 wt % of polyolefin, wherein the content of the (a) vinyl aromatic compound units in the (1) (A)-(B)-(A) block copolymers is 10 to 30 wt %.11-25-2010
20110261106Carriage unit, liquid ejection recording device, and method of affixing carriage unit - Provided is a carriage unit which enables easy attachment/detachment of a liquid jet head (10-27-2011
20120147086HYPERBRANCHED POLYMERIC DISPERSANTS AND NON-AQUEOUS PIGMENT DISPERSIONS - A polymeric dispersant having a hyperbranched polyurethane architecture obtained by reacting a polyisocyanate core with a mixture of:06-14-2012
20120147084INK COMPOSTION, RECORDING METHOD USING THE SAME AND RECORDED MATERIAL - Disclosed are an ink composition at least containing a porphyrazine compound or a salt thereof and an aromatic compound having a carboxy group and/or a salt thereof, an ink jet recording method using the ink composition and a recorded material recorded by the recording method.06-14-2012
20120147083SYNTHESIS METHOD FOR SELF-DISPERSIBLE PIGMENT, SELF-DISPERSIBLE PIGMENT, INK JET INK, INK CARTRIDGE, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - Provided is a synthesis method for a self-dispersible pigment, including performing ring-opening addition of a lactone-based compound to an acidic group bonded to a surface of a pigment particle directly or via another atomic group to bond a functional group including an ester group to the surface of the pigment particle.06-14-2012
20110096120INKJET PRINTING METHOD AND INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS - An inkjet printing method and an inkjet printing apparatus are provided which can realize equal smoothness in both a printed area and in a non-printed area and produce a printed material having a uniform glossiness over the entire printed image. To this end, the clear ink is applied in two phases—a first phase that makes the print medium impenetrable by applying highly penetrative clear ink to the print medium stepwise or intermittently in a small volume at a time and a second phase that applies a greater volume of clear ink in a short period of time than does the first phase of clear ink application. With this process, a clear ink layer of a uniform thickness is formed in both the printed area and the non-printed area on the surface of the print medium made impenetrable by the first phase.04-28-2011
20100214350LIQUID EJECTING HEAD UNIT AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid ejecting head unit includes: a plurality of liquid ejecting heads, each of which has a nozzle array in which nozzles ejecting liquid droplets are arrayed; a base plate to which the plurality of liquid ejecting heads are fixed in a state being positioned at predetermined positions thereof; and positioning pins which are fixed to the base plate and engaged with positioning holes formed in the liquid ejecting heads. Each of the positioning pins is held in a holding hole provided in a fixing plate fixed to the base plate. A reference plate is joined to a surface of each of the fixing plates. Further, in each of the reference plates, there are provided: an insertion hole in which the positioning pin is substantially inscribed; and a minute hole that serves as a reference for positioning the positioning pin to the base plate.08-26-2010
20100194817Method and Device for Dispensing Data from a Tachograph - A method and to a device for dispensing data from a tachograph to an endless printing medium. A first division is plotted in the longitudinal direction of the printing medium, and a second division is plotted transversely with respect to the longitudinal direction of the printing medium. The first division represents a predetermined unit of time, in particular a day in generalized time coordinates, and the second division represents at least one variable recorded by the tachograph during the unit of time, the at least one variable is depicted by at least one graph.08-05-2010
20110187787INK, INK CARTRIDGE, INK-JET RECORDING METHOD, AND METHOD FOR PREPARING INK - An ink containing a plurality of organic pigments having hues forming an angle of 10 degrees or more with one another, wherein the bronze value B calculated by Formula 1 is 0.0 or more, and 12.0 or less, the saturation value C calculated by Formula 2 is 65.0 or more, and the 20-degree gloss value GB is 30.0 or more with respect to a predetermined recorded image recorded by the ink.08-04-2011
20110148977INKJET EMULSION INK - According to one embodiment, an inkjet emulsion ink includes an aqueous liquid, a color pigment dispersed in the aqueous liquid, an oil liquid, a white pigment dispersed in the oil liquid, and polyvinyl alcohol. The aqueous liquid content of the inkjet emulsion ink is W06-23-2011
20110187786INK, INK CARTRIDGE, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink contains a plurality of pigments and a plurality of polymers. The plurality of pigments include C.I. pigment yellow 08-04-2011
20100026752METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - Provided is a method of manufacturing a liquid ejecting head where a head body is fixed in a frame, the head body having a plurality of nozzle rows in which a plurality of nozzles is disposed in rows. The method includes forming the nozzle rows by performing multiple times a process for forming the nozzles by punches while relatively moving the punches and a workpiece on which the nozzles are formed, and performing relative alignment of each of the plural head bodies on the basis of predetermined nozzles selected from among the nozzle rows in accordance with the forming sequence, when the head body is attached to the frame.02-04-2010
20120147087THERMAL INK JET INK COMPOSITION - A thermal ink jet ink composition includes one or more volatile organic solvents, one or more humectants, one or more binder resins, one or more dyes, and one or both of a surfactant and a plasticizer. The one or more volatile organic solvents are selected from C06-14-2012
20120147085INK JET RECORDING METHOD AND RECORD - An ink jet recording method includes forming a first image by applying by an ink jet method a glitter ink in which a glitter pigment is dispersed to a first region of a recording medium in which the glitter first image is to be formed, and forming a second image by applying by an ink jet method a color ink containing a coloring material to a second region of the recording medium in which the colored second image is to be formed, the amount per unit area of the glitter ink ejected in an overlapping region in which the first region overlaps the second region being smaller than the amount per unit area of the glitter ink ejected in the first region excluding the overlapping region.06-14-2012
20110018929NONAQUEOUS INK JET INK, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING NONAQUEOUS INK JET INK, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - Disclosed is a nonaqueous ink jet ink that is suitable for printing (scratch resistance and resistance to alcohol wiping) on recording media of plastics such as polyvinyl chloride, is highly safe, can be used without posing any problem of odor, has excellent properties of ink ejection from an ink jet head, and can realize a good printed image quality. Also disclosed are a process for producing a nonaqueous ink jet ink and an ink jet recording method using the nonaqueous ink jet ink. The process for producing a nonaqueous ink jet ink is a process for producing a nonaqueous ink jet ink containing at least an organic solvent, a pigment, and a fixing resin. The process is characterized in that the fixing resin satisfies a b/a value of not more than 0.020 wherein a represents the tall of integrated values of areas of all of peaks derived from the fixing resin among all of peaks detected in a proton nuclear magnetic resonance analysis; and b represents the total of integrated values of areas of all of peaks derived from the compounds other than the fixing resin.01-27-2011
20120306962INKS - An ink composition comprising: 12-06-2012
20120306960IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING RECORDING HEAD FOR EJECTING LIQUID DROPLETS - An image forming apparatus includes a recording head, a head holder, a carriage, a guide member, a reference member, and a pressing unit. The recording head has a plurality of nozzles to eject liquid droplets. The head holder holds the recording head. The carriage is reciprocally movable in a main scanning direction and holds the head holder. The guide member is disposed along the main scanning direction to guide the carriage along the main scanning direction. The reference member is disposed parallel to the guide member in the carriage to rotatably hold the head holder. The pressing unit presses the head holder toward the carriage. The head holder is pressed against the reference member and the carriage by the pressing unit.12-06-2012
20120306961NEGATIVE PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, PATTERN FORMATION METHOD, AND LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD - A photosensitive resin composition includes a cationically polymerizable compound, a photoacid generating agent having an anion portion and a cation portion, and a salt having a cation portion having either one of a quaternary ammonium structure and a quaternary phosphonium structure and an anion portion, wherein the anion portion of the salt is exchanged with the anion portion of a first acid derived from the anion portion of the photoacid generating agent to form a second acid having acid strength that is lower than acid strength of the first acid.12-06-2012
20110304669METHOD FOR PROVIDING A SUBSTRATE WITH A PRINTED PATTERN - A machine (12-15-2011
20110050787TRISAZO COMPOUND, INK COMPOSITION, RECORDING METHOD AND COLORED BODY - Disclosed is a dye compound for black ink which has high solubility in media composed mainly of water and which is stable even when a high-concentration aqueous solution and ink are stored over a long term. The density of printed images is very high, and even if a high-concentration solution is used for printing, no bronzing occurs in the images, and black recorded images are provided with which all aspects of printed image durability, particularly light resistance and ozone gas resistance, are excellent. Also disclosed is an ink composition thereof. Trisazo compounds represented by general formula (1) or tautomers thereof or salts thereof are used as said dye compound for black ink.03-03-2011
20110050786INK COMPOSITION AND PATTERN FORMING METHOD - An ink composition includes a metal microparticle, a dispersion medium having water as a main ingredient, a dispersant for dispersing the metal microparticle into the dispersion medium, and a water-soluble polyhydric alcohol that is trivalent to hexavalent and solid under normal conditions, and whose concentration is 5 to 20 weight % relative to a total weight of the ink composition.03-03-2011
20110050785LIQUID EJECTION HEAD - A liquid ejection head includes a member having a liquid ejection port, wherein a surface of the member on which the ejection port is open is formed by a curing reaction of a siloxane compound having a first group and a second group. The first group has a fluorine atom. The second group has at least one selected from the group consisting of a hydroxy group, a carboxy group, a carbonyl group, and a polyether structure.03-03-2011
20110050784AQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION FOR INKJET RECORDING AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An aqueous ink composition for inkjet recording, including: a coloring material containing at least one selected from the group consisting of azo pigments represented by the following formula (1) and tautomers thereof, and salts and hydrates thereof; a dispersant; and a urethane-modified polyester resin03-03-2011
20110050783PRINTING APPARATUS - A printing apparatus includes: a carriage mounting print head, executing scanning in a direction perpendicular to a transport direction of a printing medium, and being movable in a vertical direction in accordance with the thickness of the printing medium; an encoder scale having a predetermined pattern and extending in the direction perpendicular to the transport direction; a detection sensor detecting the pattern of the encoder scale and including a slit into which the encoder scale is inserted; and a frame shaft-supporting a transport roller transporting the printing medium. The encoder scale stretches in the frame and a predetermined portion of the encoder scale in the extension direction engages with the frame through an engagement section.03-03-2011
20110050782INKJET INK - According to one embodiment, an inkjet ink includes a pigment, an aqueous liquid, an oil liquid, and a monohydric aliphatic alcohol that has 3 or fewer carbon atoms, and is soluble in the aqueous liquid and the oil liquid. The aqueous liquid accounts for 10 to 70% by weight of the inkjet ink, and the oil liquid accounts for 70 to 10% by weight of the inkjet ink. At least a part of the oil liquid is an aromatic alcohol represented by general formula AA,03-03-2011
20110050781INKJET INK - According to one embodiment, an inkjet ink includes a pigment, an aqueous liquid, an oil liquid, and a dihydric alcohol soluble in the aqueous liquid and the oil liquid. The aqueous liquid accounts for 10 to 70% by weight of the inkjet ink, and the oil liquid accounts for 70 to 10% by weight of the inkjet ink. At least a part of the oil liquid is an aromatic alcohol represented by general formula AA,03-03-2011
20120038705Method and Apparatus for Delivering Ink Material from a Discharge Nozzle - The disclosure relates to a method for loading ink material into discharge nozzle having a non-discharge surface and a plurality of micropores. The, method includes the steps of providing a quantity of liquid ink material defined by a carrier fluid containing dissolved or suspended film material; delivering the quantity of liquid ink onto the discharge nozzle and directing a portion of the delivered ink into at least one micropore; flowing a pressurized gas over the surface to drive the delivered ink material into the least one nozzle; evaporating the carrier fluid from the delivered ink to form a substantially carrier-free ink material at the micropore; and dispensing the substantially carrier-free ink material from the nozzle. The surface can be configured to reject the ink and the plurality of nozzles are configured to receive the ink.02-16-2012
20120038704INKJET RECORDING LIQUID AND INKJET RECORDING DEVICE USING THE LIQUID - The inkjet recording liquid according to the present disclosure contains water, pigment and pigment dispersion resin. The pigment dispersion resin is alkali soluble, and is dissolved in recording liquid. The mass ratio of pigment dispersion resin to pigment (resin content/pigment content) is 0.1 to 0.3. The mass ratio of pigment dispersion resin not adhering to pigment to pigment (unattached resin/pigment content) is 0.01 to 0.1. The acid value of the pigment dispersion resin is 150 to 250 mg KOH/g. The molecular weight of the pigment dispersion resin is preferably 10,000 or more.02-16-2012
20120038703INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS AND INKJET PRINTING METHOD - A clear ink layer is formed by a first application of the clear ink. After a film of the clear ink is formed, a second application of the clear ink is performed onto the layer thereof. Thereby, a permeation speed of the clear ink which is applied at the second time after the clear ink is applied once becomes low, and becomes a substantially uniform one in the printed matter. That is, when the clear ink is applied at the second time onto the surface of the clear ink which is once formed into the film, the clear ink permeates therein at a substantially uniform permeation speed and is fixed thereto. As a result, the clear ink which is applied at the second time does not generate unevenness since the permeation speed thereof has no difference thereon, and can form a smooth printed matter surface.02-16-2012
20120038702INK JET PRINTING METHOD, INK SET, AND PRINTED MATTER - Provided is an ink jet printing method of discharging glitter ink, of which glitter pigment is dispersed in water, onto a non-ink-absorption or low-ink-absorption printing medium in an ink jet method. The ink jet printing method includes: a foundation layer formation process of forming a foundation layer by providing resin ink, of which a resin component is dispersed or dissolved in a dispersion medium, onto at least a portion of the printing medium on which the glitter ink is intended to be discharged; and a glitter ink printing process of discharging the glitter ink onto the foundation layer.02-16-2012
20120038701METHOD FOR THE COLOUR-IMPARTING INSCRIBING OF SURFACES - The invention relates to a reactive ink-jet printing method for implementation on substrates such as paper, board, corrugated cardboard, films, injection or compression moulded plastics parts, metal, ceramic surfaces, paint coats or corrosion protection layers, characterized in that the substrates are coated with a polyphenol, and a reactive ink composed of at least one dissolved metal salt selected from the group consisting of the compounds of iron, molybdenum, tungsten and titanium is reacted by ink-jet printing on or in the surface of the stated substrates, to form a stable colour complex which is immediately perceptible to the human eye, and the invention also relates to suitable coated materials and to a writing system for the implementation of the method.02-16-2012
20120105535AQUEOUS INKJET PRINTING FLUID COMPOSITIONS - An aqueous inkjet printing fluid composition for use in an inkjet printer comprising a silicon-based material which contacts the aqueous printing fluid composition, comprising in a concentration sufficient to inhibit corrosion of the silicon-based material when contacted by the aqueous printing fluid composition a soluble metal ligand complex of Formula (I):05-03-2012
20110316927Ink-Jet Textile Printing/Recording Process - Provided is an ink-jet textile printing/recording process, by which it is possible to form high-quality prints which do not suffer from bleeding, lowering in the density of developed color, contamination of non-printed white areas, or other faults. Thus, the ink-jet textile printing/recording process enables the expression of colorful designs. The ink-jet textile printing/recording process comprises applying a functional ink by an ink-jet system to at least portions of a textile where printed areas with the maximum density are to be formed, and then applying a recording ink to the resulting textile by an ink-jet system, wherein the functional ink contains both a water-soluble polymer and a water-soluble organic solvent, and the recording ink contains a disperse dye, a binder resin, and a water-soluble organic solvent.12-29-2011
20110316926Organic Phase Change Carriers Containing Nanoparticles, Phase Change Inks Including Same and Methods for Making Same - Disclosed is an organic phase change carrier and a method for forming same, and a phase change ink including same. The organic phase change carrier comprises a colloidal dispersion of nanoparticles exhibiting a substantially uniform distribution of said nanoparticles discretely distributed therewithin, at least one curable monomer; a phase change inducing component, and an initiator. The organic phase change carrier exhibits a substantially uniform distribution of the nanoparticles so that they are discretely distributed therewithin, and are substantially resistant to the aggregation of the nanoparticles distributed therewithin.12-29-2011
20120001981VARIABLE PRINTING MEDIUM HAVING HIGH GLOSSINESS, AND RECORDING METHOD - A printing medium including at least base paper and a coating layer, wherein the coating layer is directly formed on the base paper by a cast coating method using a coating liquid, which contains kaolin and amorphous silica and contains the amorphous silica in an amount of 3% by mass to 20% by mass.01-05-2012
20120001980INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, AND INK CARTRIDGE - An ink jet ink containing a pigment and a polyurethane polymer, wherein the polyurethane polymer has units derived from a polyol having no acid group and having the carbon number of 13 or more and 250 or less, a diol having an acid group and having the carbon number of 1 or more and 7 or less, a polyol having a siloxane structure, and a polyisocyanate, and an acid value of the polyurethane polymer is 40.0 mgKOH/g or more and 80.0 mgKOH/g or less.01-05-2012
20120001979METHOD OF NON-AQUEOUS INKJET COMPOSITE PRINTING AND INK SET - A method of forming a dense image in non-aqueous inkjet composite printing wherein a black ink and at least one color ink are ejected in the same printing scan, comprising the step of: 01-05-2012
20120206535METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD - A method for manufacturing a liquid discharge head provided with a substrate which has a layer made of silicon nitride and with a discharge port forming member which is disposed above the layer made of silicon nitride and has a discharge port for discharging liquid. The method includes providing a photosensitive layer that is to be the discharge port forming member above the layer made of silicon nitride, and forming the discharge port by exposing the photosensitive layer to i-line. The layer made of silicon nitride has a refractive index of 2.05 or more to light of a wavelength of 633 nm and irradiation with the i-line is performed in the exposure.08-16-2012
20120206534PRINTING INK, APPARATUS AND METHOD - The present invention provides an inkjet ink comprising at least 30% by weight of organic solvent based on the total weight of the ink, a radiation curable material, a photoinitiator and optionally a colourant. The invention also provides an apparatus for printing the ink wherein the apparatus comprises at least one printhead, a means for evaporating solvent from the printed ink and a source of actinic radiation. Furthermore, the invention provides a method of inkjet printing comprising i) inkjet printing the inkjet ink as defined above on to a substrate; ii) evaporating at least a portion of the solvent from the printed ink; and iii) exposing the printed ink to actinic radiation to cure the radiation curable material.08-16-2012
20120206533INK COATING COMPOSITION - An ink coating composition is disclosed herein. The ink coating composition includes a polymer latex and an adhesion promoting agent. A non-ionic surfactant is also included in the ink coating composition. The non-ionic surfactant has an HLB value ranging from about 6 to about 15. The ink coating composition also includes a balance of water.08-16-2012
20120007911LIQUID EJECTING HEAD UNIT AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - Provided is a liquid ejecting head unit including: a liquid ejecting head which includes a nozzle ejecting a liquid; and a head fixing member to which a plurality of the liquid ejecting heads is positioned and fixed, wherein the head fixing member includes a head holding unit to which the liquid ejecting head is fixed and a body to which the head holding unit is fixed, and wherein the rigidity of the body is lower than that of the head holding unit and the specific weight of the body is smaller than that of the head holding unit.01-12-2012
20120007913NANO GRAPHENE PLATELET-BASED CONDUCTIVE INKS AND PRINTING PROCESS - A nano graphene platelet-based conductive ink comprising: (a) nano graphene platelets (preferably un-oxidized or pristine graphene), and (b) a liquid medium in which the nano graphene platelets are dispersed, wherein the nano graphene platelets occupy a proportion of at least 0.001% by volume based on the total ink volume and a process using the same. The ink can also contain a binder or matrix material and/or a surfactant. The ink may further comprise other fillers, such as carbon nanotubes, carbon nano-fibers, metal nano particles, carbon black, conductive organic species, etc. The graphene platelets preferably have an average thickness no greater than 10 nm and more preferably no greater than 1 nm. These inks can be printed to form a range of electrically or thermally conductive components or printed electronic components.01-12-2012
20120007912INK JET RECORDING METHOD AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink jet recording method uses an ink jet recording apparatus including a plurality of heads arranged in parallel in a first direction, each of which ejects droplets of a different radiation-curable ink composition onto a recording medium, and first light sources provided for corresponding heads so as to be disposed at a predetermined side of the corresponding heads. The first light sources emit active radiation to irradiate the droplets on the recording medium. The method includes ejecting droplets of the ink compositions from the heads onto the recording medium, and performing a first irradiation by irradiating the droplets of each ink composition with the active radiation from the corresponding first light source at an irradiation energy within 500 ms after the droplets have landed. The irradiation energy is in the range of 5% to 10% of the energy E01-12-2012
20120013676AQUEOUS INKJET INK - According to one embodiment, an aqueous inkjet ink includes a pigment in an amount of 2 to 20% by mass of the total amount of the aqueous inkjet ink, and a dispersion medium in which the pigment is dispersed. The dispersion medium contains water in the amount of 53 to 94% by mass, with the remainder of the dispersion medium being a compound represented by the following general formula 1. The water accounts for 50 to 80% by mass of the total amount of the aqueous inkjet ink.01-19-2012
20120013677Thermal ink jet ink composition - An inkjet ink includes an organic solvent, a resin, a surfactant, and a colorant. The ink has a decap time of at least about 1 minute.01-19-2012
20120013675MULTILAYER INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - The present invention provides an apparatus for fabricating a multi-layer information recording medium including a substrate, plural information recording layers placed on the aforementioned substrate, resin intermediate layers placed between adjacent information recording layers and a resin protective layer placed on all the information recording layers at the side opposite from the aforementioned substrate, the apparatus including an ejecting unit including ink jet nozzles operable to drip minute resin liquid drops onto the aforementioned substrate or the aforementioned information recording layers; and a control unit operable to control the aforementioned ejecting unit, whereby resin layers which form said resin intermediate layers or said resin protective layer are formed on the aforementioned substrate or the aforementioned information recording layers.01-19-2012
20120056931MAGENTA COLORING MATTER, INK COMPOSITION, AND COLORED BODY - As an ink composition which is highly soluble in water and has a hue and clarity suitable for inkjet recording, an ink composition containing at least one pigment represented by formula (1) or a salt thereof as a pigment is provided. In formula (1), X03-08-2012
20120056930ACTIVE ENERGY RAY-CURABLE INK COMPOSITION, INKJET RECORDING METHOD, AND INKJET PRINTED ARTICLE - An active energy ray-curable ink composition is disclosed which includes a colorant, a dispersant, a polymerizable compound and water. The dispersant includes a hydrophobic repeating unit including a residue obtained by removing one hydrogen atom from a compound selected from the group consisting of a benzene ring-containing compound, an aromatic hydrocarbon ring-condensed polycyclic compound, a heteromonocyclic compound and a hetero ring-condensed heteropolycyclic compound; a hydrophilic repeating unit including an ionic group; and a hydrophilic repeating unit including a nonionic group.03-08-2012
20120056929INK JET RECORDING-TARGETED NON-AQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION, INK SET, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink jet recording-targeted non-aqueous ink composition contains pigment, polyvinyl chloride, and a solvent represented by the formula 1,03-08-2012
20090135222METHOD OF MAKING AN INKJET PRINTHEAD - A method of making an inkjet printhead comprises forming at least one ink ejection element 05-28-2009
20120026234ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATINGS FOR MICRO-FLUID APPLICATIONS - Micro-fluid ejection heads have anti-reflective coatings. The coatings destructively interfere with light at wavelengths of interest during subsequent photo imaging processing, such as during nozzle plate imaging. Methods include determining wavelengths of photoresists. Layers are applied to the substrate and anodized. They form an oxidized layer of a predetermined thickness and reflectivity that essentially eliminates stray and scattered light during production of nozzle plates. Process conditions include voltages, biasing, lengths of time, and bathing solutions, to name a few. Tantalum and titanium oxides define further embodiments as do layer thicknesses and light wavelengths.02-02-2012
20120154481INK JET INK, INK CARTRIDGE, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink jet ink includes a pigment and a polyurethane polymer having units derived from a polyisocyanate, a polyol, and a diol having an acid group, and in the ink jet ink described above, an acid value of the polyurethane polymer is 20 mgKOH/g or more and 100 mgKOH/g or less, the unit derived from the polyisocyanate includes a unit derived from a compound represented by the following general formula (I), and the proportion of the unit derived from the compound represented by the general formula (I) in the unit derived from the polyisocyanate is 90 percent by mole or less.06-21-2012
20120154479SOLID INKS CONTAINING KETONE WAXES AND BRANCHED AMIDES - A solid ink includes an ink vehicle that is solid at room temperature, including a ketone wax and at least one resin selected from a branched amide resin, a branched urea resin, and a branched urethane resin, a colorant, and optional additives.06-21-2012
20120026238INKJET INK COMPOSITION INCLUDING LATEX POLYMERS - An inkjet ink composition includes latex polymer particles. The latex polymer particles are present in the ink composition in an amount ranging from about 0.5 wt % to about 40 wt %. The latex polymer particles have: a T02-02-2012
20120026237PIGMENT DISPERSION LIQUID, INKJET INK, INK CARTRIDGE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, RECORDING METHOD , AND IMAGE FORMED MATTER - The present invention provides an inkjet pigment dispersion liquid including a carbon black, a dispersant, and water, wherein the total number of coarse particles having a particle diameter of 0.5 μm or greater contained in the inkjet pigment dispersion liquid is 1,000,000/5 μL or less, and provides an inkjet ink using the inkjet pigment dispersion liquid.02-02-2012
20120026235INKJET INK COMPOSITION, INKJET RECORDING METHOD, AND PRINTED MATERIAL - An inkjet ink composition is provided that includes (Component 1-A) an N-vinyllactam, (Component 1-B) a compound represented by Formula (1), and (Component 1-C) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a bisacylphosphine compound, a thioxanthone compound, a thiochromanone compound, and an α-aminoketone compound, the inkjet ink composition either not comprising a silicone-based surfactant or a fluorine-based surfactant or comprising a silicone-based surfactant and a fluorine-based surfactant at a total content of greater than 0 wt % but no greater than 0.03 wt % relative to the entire weight of the inkjet ink composition.02-02-2012
20120105534INKJET PRINTING OF MICROFLUIDIC CHANNELS - A mechanism for fabricating microfluidic channels uses a three-dimensional inkjet printing unit to print the channels layer-by-layer on a substrate. In one embodiment, for each layer, an inkjet head deposits droplets of a hydrophobic material on a surface the substrate in a pattern lying outside a two-dimensional layout of the channels, and another inkjet head deposits droplets of a mixture of poly(tetrahydropyranyl methacrylate) PTHPMA (or another hydrophobic material which hydrolyzes to form a hydrophilic material) and a photoacid generator (PAG) on the surface of the substrate in a pattern lying inside the two-dimensional layout of the channels. After all layers are printed, flood exposure of the entire substrate to UV radiation releases acid from the PAG which hydrolyzes PTHPMA to form hydrophilic poly(methacrylic acid) PMMA, thereby rendering the PTHPMA regions hydrophilic. The layers of these now-hydrophilic patterned regions together define the microfluidic channels.05-03-2012
20120105536FEEDING APPARATUS AND RECORDING APPARATUS - A feeding apparatus includes a pressing plate movable up and down configured to allow recording media to be stacked thereon, a feeding roller configured to feed recording media stacked on the pressing plate, an urging unit configured to urge the pressing plate in a direction to come close to the feeding roller, and a moving-away unit configured to cause the pressing plate to move away from the feeding roller against an urging force from the urging unit. The moving-away unit causes the pressing plate to move so that a distance between the uppermost recording medium being stacked and the feeding roller becomes approximately constant regardless of an amount of recording media stacked on the pressing plate.05-03-2012
20120062644AQUEOUS INKJET INK - According to one embodiment, an aqueous inkjet ink includes a color material, water in an amount of 50-70% by mass of the total amount of the ink, and a water-soluble organic solvent in an amount of 29-49% by mass of the total amount. The soluble organic solvent contains a compound represented by the following general formula 1 which accounts for 10-36% by mass of the total amount of ink. When the amount of the compound is equal to the amount of the solvent, the total amount of the solvent is the compound. The sum of the amounts of the color material, the water, and the water-soluble organic solvent is 100% by mass or less of the ink.03-15-2012
20120062646INKJET RECORDING INK SET, INK CARTRIDGE, AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS - An inkjet recording ink set containing at least a black pigment ink and a color pigment ink which has a color selected from one or more colors, wherein the black pigment ink contains a first anionic self-emulsifying ether polyurethane resin having an acid value of 65 mgKOH/g to 85 mgKOH/g, and the at least one color pigment ink of every color contains a second anionic self-emulsifying ether polyurethane resin having an acid value 10 mgKOH/g to 40 mgKOH/g lower than those of the first anionic self-emulsifying ether polyurethane resin contained in the black pigment ink.03-15-2012
20120062645AQUEOUS INKJET INK - According to one embodiment, an aqueous inkjet ink includes a color material, water in an amount of from 50-70% by mass of the total amount of the ink, and a water-soluble organic solvent in an amount of from 29-49% by mass of the total amount. The water-soluble organic solvent contains a compound represented by the following general formula 1, and the compound represented by the following general formula 1 accounts for 10-35% by mass of the total amount of the ink. The sum of the amounts of the color material, the water, and the water-soluble organic solvent is 100% by mass or less of the ink.03-15-2012
20120154480OIL-BASED INK JET INKS - The present disclosure is drawn to an oil-based ink jet ink comprising a non-aqueous, oil-based liquid vehicle having a conductivity of less than less than 50 pS/cm; from 3 wt % to 12 wt % of a pigment; from 0.5 wt % to 6 wt % of a dispersant; and from 0.001 wt % to 0.5 wt % of a high molecular weight polymer that is partially or fully solubilized in the liquid vehicle, and having a weight average molecular weight from 50,000 to 5,000,000 Mw.06-21-2012
20110043566INK COMPOSITION, INK SET AND IMAGE FORMATION METHOD - An ink composition includes a wetting agent and water-insoluble polymer particles including a colorant and a water-insoluble polymer, wherein the content of free polymer derived from the water-insoluble polymer is 1.0% by mass or less with respect to the total mass of the ink composition, and the wetting agent is at least one selected from the group consisting of urea, a urea derivative, a pyrrolidone derivative, an alkyl glycine represented by the following Formula 1, glycyl betaine and a sugar: (Formula 1) R02-24-2011
20110043565LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method for manufacturing a liquid discharge head includes heating the surface portion of power line that is to be in contact with a member made of resin, thereby forming, from a precious metal layer and a nickel layer, an adhesion layer made of an alloy containing precious metal and nickel as major components.02-24-2011
20110057982INK COMPOSITION, INK SET, AND METHOD OF FORMING IMAGE - An ink composition, includes: water-insoluble polymer particles comprising a colorant and a water-insoluble polymer; and a compound represented by the following Formula (A), wherein the content of free polymer derived from the water-insoluble polymer is 1.0% by mass or less with respect to the total mass of the ink composition:03-10-2011
20110057981RECORDING INK AS WELL AS INK MEDIA SET, INK CARTRIDGE, INK RECORDED MATTER, INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - A recording ink containing at least a solid component which contains a colorant and a resin and is a solid at 25° C., a liquid component which has a higher boiling point than that of water and is a liquid at 25° C. and water, wherein the total content of the liquid component in the recording ink is 20% by mass or less, the total content of the solid component in the recording ink is 20% by mass or more, and the total content of a resin component in the solid component is 40% by mass to 95% by mass relative to a total amount of the solid component is provided.03-10-2011
20120249667INK JET RECORDING METHOD AND RECORD - An ink jet recording method includes forming a first image by applying by an ink jet method a glitter ink in which a glitter pigment is dispersed to a first region of a recording medium in which the glitter first image is to be formed, and forming a second image by applying by an ink jet method a color ink containing a coloring material to a second region of the recording medium in which the colored second image is to be formed, the amount per unit area of the glitter ink ejected in an overlapping region in which the first region overlaps the second region being larger than the amount per unit area of the glitter ink ejected in the first region excluding the overlapping region.10-04-2012
20120249665LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting unit that ejects a liquid onto an ejection target medium, a housing that houses the liquid ejecting unit, and a wall that is disposed at a position above the liquid ejecting unit and extends from the housing in the vertical direction so that the liquid adheres thereto.10-04-2012
20120249660PRINTING CONDUCTIVE LINES - An apparatus (10-04-2012
20110090278Porphyrazine Coloring Matter, Ink Composition And Colored Product - The present invention relates to a porphyrazine coloring matter represented by the following formula (1) or a salt thereof (wherein, the rings A to D are each independently a benzene ring or a 6-membered ring nitrogen-containing heteroaromatic ring, the number of said heteroaromatic rings is more than 0 and less than 1, E is alkylene, X is an anilino group or the like having at least one sulfo group or the like as a substituent, Y is a substituted monoalkylamino group or the like, b is 0 to 3, c is 0.1 to 3, and the sum of b and c is more than 3 and less than 4). By the present invention, a copper porphyrazine coloring matter suitable for inkjet recording which has a good hue as an cyan ink, is excellent in light fastness, ozone fastness and moisture fastness and does not cause bronze phenomenon can be provided.04-21-2011
20110090277Method and System for Printing Graphical Content onto a Plurality of Memory Devices and for Providing a Visually Distinguishable Memory Device - A method and system for printing graphical content onto a plurality of memory devices and for providing a visually distinguishable memory device are provided. In one embodiment, graphical content to be printed onto a plurality of memory devices is identified. A graphical image is then created from the identified graphical content, wherein the graphical image comprises a plurality of sub-areas, wherein each sub-area contains graphical content and corresponds to at least one memory device of the plurality of memory devices. The graphical image is then printed onto the plurality of memory devices, wherein the plurality of memory devices are positioned to substantially correspond with positions of the plurality of sub-areas in the graphical image. Other embodiments are disclosed.04-21-2011
20110102496AQUEOUS INK FOR INKJET RECORDING - An aqueous ink for inkjet printing which includes a pigment-containing polymer particle and/or a self-dispersible pigment, a compound represented by formula (1):05-05-2011
20110102495EJECTION LIQUID, EJECTION METHOD, METHOD FOR FORMING LIQUID DROPLETS, LIQUID EJECTION CARTRIDGE AND EJECTION APPARATUS - There are provided an ejection liquid that contains at least one of proteins and peptides and can be ejected stably by an ink jet system, and a method and apparatus for ejecting a liquid containing at least one of proteins and peptides using the ejection liquid. A specific amine is added to an aqueous solution of at least one of proteins and peptides to thereby improve the applicability to ejection by the ink jet system.05-05-2011
20110102494HEAD REPAIRING APPARATUS AND FLUID EJECTING APPARATUS - In the state in which a position of a movable member relative to the unit base portion is in a first displacement position, a first regulation portion provided in a seal member comes into contact with a unit base portion by the elastic force of a elastic member, whereby the posture of the seal member is regulated so that a sealing surface becomes parallel to a head surface of a liquid ejecting head, and wherein, in the state in which the position of the movable member relative to the unit base portion is in a second displacement position, a second regulation portion provided in the seal member comes into contact with the movable member, whereby the posture of the seal member is regulated so that the sealing surface is tilted with respect to the head surface.05-05-2011
20110102493LIQUID EJECTION HEAD - A liquid ejection head may comprise a plurality of plates which are laminated via an adhesive. At least one of the plurality of plates may comprise a plurality of holes which are configured to function as liquid channels. The plate may comprise a plurality of individual bonding margins which are formed on a surface of the plate, and individually surround the plurality of holes. The plate may comprise a bonding margin bridge which extends parallel to a direction connecting the plurality of holes to each other, and connect the plurality of individual bonding margins to each other. The plate may comprise a groove which defines outer edges of the plurality of individual bonding margins and the bonding margin bridge on the surface of the plate.05-05-2011
20110102492Solid Ink Jet Printhead Having a Polymer Layer and Processes Therefor - A printhead assembly includes a plurality of functional plates bonded together in a stack by polymeric adhesive(s). The surfaces of the functional plates that contact the polymeric adhesives are subjected to a coating process that includes providing a coating of an adhesion promoter, namely polydopamine, prior to application of the adhesive. The adhesive may be a crosslinkable acrylic adhesive or a thermoplastic polyimide. The polydopamine coating is applied by immersing the functional plate in a buffered dopamine solution for a period sufficient to produce a coating having a pre-determined thickness. The thickness of the coating is controlled by submerging the functional plate in the buffered dopamine solution while the pH value of the dopamine solution is maintained at a value sufficient for polymerization of the dopamine during that time period, and then transferring the plates to a solution having a pH value that is insufficient to sustain the polymerization reaction.05-05-2011
20120120147Ink Jet Printer, Ink Jet Recording Method, and Recorded Matter - The present invention provides an ink jet printer having storage for storing ink, a recording head including a nozzle for ejecting ink, and a passage between the storage and the recording head for conducting the ink. At least one of these components comprising an ink-contacting member that comprises an antioxidant of the following formula (1) of a concentration of 100 ppm or less:05-17-2012
20120120146Encapsulated Reactive Ink And Method For Forming Images Using Same - An ink including at least one first reactive component, at least one second component comprising a triggerable component, at least one third reactive component, and an optional colorant; wherein the at least one first reactive component and the at least one third reactive component are capable of reacting with one another to form a solid ink on a substrate; wherein the at least one first reactive component is encapsulated in a microcapsule; wherein the ink can be jetted onto a substrate and treated whereby the treatment causes the at least one triggerable component to trigger the rupture of the microcapsule thereby releasing the at least one first reactive component from the microcapsule so that the at least one first reactive component and the at least one third reactive component come into contact, react, and polymerize thereby curing the ink.05-17-2012
20120313999HIGH SPEED PRINTING SYSTEM FOR PRINTING MAGNETIC INK - High speed printing system for printing magnetic ink systems and associated methods are disclosed. A color of the magnetic ink may be designed to resemble one of the non-magnetic inks so that instead of ejecting the one non-magnetic ink, the printing system ejects the magnetic ink. Nozzles in a printhead may also be arranged to be adjacent to each other and may be appropriately spaced without causing the inks to be mixed in the printhead. Additionally, a color transform system may be provided to transform a sheet image in accordance with ejecting at least the magnetic and the non-magnetic ink from the printhead.12-13-2012
20120120149INKJET RECORDING MATERIAL - An inkjet recording material which comprises an extruded mixture of thermoplastic polymers and non-chlorinated polyolefin materials. The mixture contains from 0.5 wt % to 30 wt % of non-chlorinated polyolefin materials based on the total weight of the polymers constituting the material.05-17-2012
20120120148COLORING MATTER CONSISTING OF TRISAZO COMPOUND, INK COMPOSITIONS, RECORDING METHOD, AND COLORED BODY - Provided are a coloring matter for black ink which is highly soluble in water-based media, and ink compositions containing the same. A high-concentration aqueous solution and ink that contain the coloring matter are stable even when have been stored for a long period, and can produce printed images having extremely high density. Even when printing is conducted using the high-concentration aqueous solution, no bronzing occurs in the resulting printed images. The ink compositions can produce black recorded images which exhibit various excellent fastnesses, particularly excellent light fastness and ozone gas fastness. The coloring matter consists of at least one substance selected from among trisazo compounds represented by general formula (1), tautomers thereof, and salts of both. In general formula (1), R05-17-2012
20120120145INK SET AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR PHASE CHANGE INKS - Curable phase change inks contain an ink vehicle, a pigment and a dispersant. A base ink set is of colored phase change inks that utilize the same dispersant, and also desirably contain the same amount of the dispersant. This allows the different color curable phase change inks to be mixed together while avoiding incompatibilities between each other, resulting in custom colors and a reliable expanded color gamut for the base ink set. Also, a method of forming images with the custom color curable phase change inks is disclosed.05-17-2012
20110109687INKJET EMULSION INK - According to one embodiment, an inkjet emulsion ink includes coloring material, an aqueous liquid, an oil liquid, and a polyvinyl alcohol. The aqueous liquid accounts for 10 to 40% by weight of the inkjet emulsion ink, the oil liquid accounts for 60 to 90% by weight of the inkjet emulsion ink. At least a part of the oil liquid is an aromatic alcohol represented by general formula A. The polyvinyl alcohol accounts for 0.1 to 3% by weight of the inkjet emulsion ink and is represented by general formula B. The viscosity of an aqueous solution containing 4% by weight of the polyvinyl alcohol at 20° C. is less than 10 mPa·s.05-12-2011
20100289849DISC DEVICE - According to the present invention, provided is a disc device including a disc mounting unit having a mounting surface, on which a disc-like recording medium is mounted; a print head for discharging ink towards a label surface of the disc-like recording medium mounted on the disc mounting unit; and a mist inducing unit for inducing the ink discharged from the print head when applied with a predetermined voltage.11-18-2010
20100289848INK COMPOSITION FOR INK JET RECORDING - There is provided an ink composition that can realize high-quality images free from white streaks or roughness even in low resolution when printing paper for running-on such as art paper is used. The ink composition comprises at least a colorant, water, an alcohol solvent, and a surfactant, wherein the alcohol solvent comprises a sparingly water soluble alkanediol, a water soluble alkanediol, and a water soluble alkanetriol.11-18-2010
20100245460Image Forming Apparatus And Foam Application Device - A disclosed image forming apparatus is capable of solving the problems of deterioration of a foam application function and driving systems caused by the dried and fixed foam remaining without being applied. The image forming apparatus includes a foam forming section forming foam, a reservoir section supplying foam formed by the foam forming section to an application roller, a discharge channel through which extra foam is collected from the reservoir section, and a heating unit for heating the extra foam to return the extra foam to a liquid form. The discharged liquid prepared by defoaming the foam discharged through the discharge channel is returned to a container containing the defoamed liquid.09-30-2010
20120127236CARBON NANOTUBE INK COMPOSITION - A carbon nanotube ink composition that exhibits excellent storage stability and superior printability during printing using a printing device. The carbon nanotube ink composition includes at least carbon nanotubes, a solvent, and an acetylene glycol compound represented by general formula (1) shown below. In general formula (1), m represents an integer of 0 to 5, n represents an integer of 0 to 5, each of R05-24-2012
20120127235METHOD OF PREPARING DISPERSIONS - A process for preparing dispersions of particles, especially aqueous dispersions is described. The process relates to a dispersion process where a polar solvent is added during the dispersion process such that the hydrogen bonding solubility parameter component, δ05-24-2012
20120127234AQUEOUS INK - The present invention relates to an aqueous ink having a surface tension of 34 mN/m or less including a self-dispersion pigment and water. In the aqueous ink, the self-dispersion pigment has a plurality of pKa values that are 8.0 or less. Assuming that the lowest pKa value among the plurality of pKa values is pKa05-24-2012
20080291234INK JET RECORDING HEAD - An ink jet recording head comprises a discharge port forming member that forms a discharge port used to discharge ink and a channel forming member that forms an ink channel communicating with the discharge port, at least either one of the channel forming member and the discharge port forming member comprising a substance having fluorine atoms and a rubber member composing a part of an ink passage continuous with the channel, the rubber member being cross-linked by an organic substance.11-27-2008
20120127233INK JET INK, INK CARTRIDGE, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink jet ink contains a resin A, a resin B, and a pigment, in which the pigment is a halogenated metal phthalocyanine pigment being dispersed by the resin B, the resin A is a random copolymer having a carboxy group, the resin B is a block copolymer having a carboxy group, the acid value of the resin A is less than the acid value of the resin B, and the ink further includes a polybasic acid having a functional group whose pKa is 4.3 or less and a functional group whose pKa is 5.0 or more and 6.6 or less.05-24-2012
20120162305PRINT HEAD FOR USE IN FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING SYSTEM - A print head for use in a fused deposition modeling system, the print head includes a cartridge assembly and a liquefier pump assembly retained by the cartridge assembly.06-28-2012
20120162306Phase Change Magnetic Ink And Process For Preparing Same - An in situ process for preparing a phase change magnetic ink including combining a phase change ink composition with a reducing agent; wherein the phase change ink composition comprises a carrier, an optional colorant, and an optional dispersant, and wherein the reducing agent has at least one alcohol functionality; heating the combined phase ink composition and reducing agent to a first temperature sufficient to provide a melt composition; adding a metal salt to the melt composition under an inert atmosphere to provide a metal salt-melt composition; heating the metal salt-melt composition to a second temperature sufficient to effect a metal reduction reaction to reduce the metal salt to metal nanoparticles thus forming in situ a phase change magnetic ink including the metal nanoparticles; optionally, filtering the phase change magnetic ink while in a liquid state; cooling the phase change magnetic ink to a solid state.06-28-2012
20120162307PIGMENT INK, INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - A pigment ink includes an acetylene glycol or 2-ethyl-1,3-hexanediol, and an unsaturated fatty acid, an amino acid, an alkali metal hydroxide and an amine.06-28-2012
20100207990IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus includes a housing, a carriage, and a damping mechanism. The carriage includes an image forming mechanism and moves back and forth in a main scan direction. The damping mechanism generates an impact to suppress vibration caused by movement of the carriage. The damping mechanism suppresses vibration during at least one of acceleration and deceleration of the carriage, and is inactive during movement of the carriage at a constant speed. The damping mechanism suppresses vibration when acceleration of the carriage equals or exceeds a predetermined threshold acceleration. The damping mechanism includes a suppression member and a mass member that strikes the suppression member. The suppression member is at least one of a shock absorber and an elastic member. Shock absorbing characteristics of the shock absorber and elasticity of the elastic member are variable.08-19-2010
20120212538Printing Process - A process for printing an image on a substrate comprising the steps of: (a) applying an ink comprising polymer-encapsulated pigment particles and an aqueous medium to a substrate by means of an ink jet printer, wherein (i) the said particles are dispersed in the aqueous medium, and (ii) the said particles comprise a carboxy-functional dispersant crosslinked around a pigment core by a first crosslinking agent; and (b) crosslinking the polymer-encapsulated pigment particles with a second crosslinking agent. The process is particularly useful for printing polymeric substrates which come into contact with rubbing and/or moisture.08-23-2012
20110181653PRINTING DEVICE WITH RECYCLING PAN - A printing device for printing work pieces includes a main body, an ink jet mounted on the main body, a recycling pan below the ink jet, a driving assembly positioned on the main body for driving the recycling pan, a controller for controlling the driving assembly and a sensor for detecting a work piece and sending a result to the controller. The controller directs the driving assembly to move the recycling pan below the ink jet to receive ink from the ink jet when the work piece is no longer present.07-28-2011
20110181656PIGMENT DISPERSION, INK COMPOSITION, INKSET, AND RECORDING DEVICE - A pigment dispersion containing a metal pigment, wherein the metal pigment contains plate-like particles, and in the case where the longitudinal diameter on the planar surface of the plate-like particle is X, the lateral diameter is Y, and the thickness is Z, the 50% average particle diameter R50 of a corresponding circle determined from the surface area in the X-Y plane of the plate-like particle is between 0.5 and 3 μm, and the condition R50/Z>5 is satisfied.07-28-2011
20110181655AQUEOUS INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - The invention provides an aqueous ink comprising a polymer having hydroxyl groups and a pigment, which can provide images excellent in scratch resistance and highlighter resistance and can inhibit the seeping out phenomenon of the polymer and the deterioration of storage stability and ejection characteristics even when it is stored for a long period of time. The aqueous ink comprises a polymer having hydroxyl groups and a pigment, wherein a proportion of a content of a polymer that is not adsorbed on the pigment out of the polymer having hydroxyl groups to the content of the pigment in the ink is 2.0 mass % or more, and a content (mass %) of the polymer that is not adsorbed on the pigment out of the polymer having hydroxyl groups is 0.20 mass % or less based on the total mass of the ink.07-28-2011
20110181654CUSTOMIZED WRITING INSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - The present invention provides, in at least one embodiment, a customizable writing instrument and a software technique for manufacturing such using self-adhesive pre-die cut sheets of printable paper, specialized software, standard or customized ink cartridges, and optional magnets.07-28-2011
20120162308INK COMPOSITION, INKJET RECORDING METHOD, AND PRINTED MATERIAL - An ink composition is provided that includes (Component A) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of bis(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phenylphosphine oxide and 2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyldiphenylphosphine oxide, (Component B) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of 2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one, 2-(dimethylamino)-2-[(4-methylphenyl)methyl]-1-[4-(4-morpholinyl)phenyl]-1-butanone, and 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-1-(4-morpholinophenyl)-1-butanone, (Component C) a thioxanthone compound, (Component D) a polymerization inhibitor, and (Component E) a polymerizable compound, Component C having a content of 0.01 to 5 wt % relative to the total weight of the ink composition, Component D having a content of 0.01 to 5 wt % relative to the total weight of the ink composition, the sum of the content of Component A and the content of Component B being 6.0 to 9.5 wt % relative to the total weight of the ink composition, and the ratio by weight ((A)/(B)) of the content (A) of Component A and the content (B) of Component B being 0.8 to 2.0.06-28-2012
20120133702INK JET RECORDING METHOD AND LIQUID DISPERSANT - An ink jet recording method including attaching a liquid dispersant in which an amphoteric polymer containing a core portion having a cation group and a shell portion having an anion group that covers the core portion is dispersed in a dispersing medium to a recording medium and discharging and attaching cationic ink containing a coloring material and water to the surface of the recording medium to which the liquid dispersant is attached.05-31-2012
20120313997Ink Jet Ink and Ink Jet Recording Method - The invention provides an ink jet ink including a coloring material, a polymer particle, a crosslinking agent and an aqueous medium. The polymer particle has a unit derived from a compound represented by the following general formula (1) and a glass transition temperature of 25° C. or less. The crosslinking agent has a functional group capable of forming a crosslinked structure with a ketone group derived from the compound represented by the general formula (1) by a dehydration reaction. The mass ratio of a content (% by mass) of the coloring material based on the total mass of the ink to a content (% by mass) of the polymer particle based on the total mass of the ink is 0.2 times or more and 2.5 times or less.12-13-2012
20120169806KEY LABELING METHOD - A method for printing a label on a keypad, including the steps of providing a substrate plate, spraying ink on the substrate plate to form a label layer, solidifying the label layer, spraying ink around the label layer to form a primer layer, and solidifying the primer layer.07-05-2012
20120169807PRINTING DEVICE - There is provided a printing device configured to eject a dispersed body containing a solid particle and a liquid. The printing device includes a film and an acoustic head. The film has a first major surface and a second major surface on an opposite side of the first major surface. The first major surface is provided with a first recess accommodating the liquid and a second recess provided on a bottom face of the first recess and accommodating the solid particle. The acoustic head focuses an acoustic wave from a side of the second major surface toward the first recess and the second recess. Thus, even in the case of discharging a dispersed body containing solid particles, it is possible to uniformize the amount of solid particles contained in ejected droplets and it is possible to uniformly make a print.07-05-2012
20120249664PATTERN FORMING METHOD - A pattern forming method includes: performing a first droplet ejection step by ejecting droplets containing 0.1%-2% polysiloxane by mass onto a substrate; performing a first layer forming step by solidifying the droplets ejected onto the substrate so that a first layer is formed; performing a second droplet ejection step by ejecting more droplets over the first layer; and performing a second layer forming step by solidifying the droplets ejected onto the first layer so that a second layer is formed.10-04-2012
20120176443THERMAL INK JET INK COMPOSITION - A thermal ink jet ink composition include a volatile organic solvent, a binder resin, a dye, a humectant in an amount less than 40% by weight of the thermal ink jet ink composition, and an additive for extending the decap time. The additive is present in an amount greater than 0.1% by weight of the thermal ink jet ink composition. The additive is selected from plasticizers, surfactants, aliphatic hydrocarbons, drying oils and mixtures thereof. The additive does not phase separate from the ink jet composition during application of the ink to a substrate in thermal ink jet printing.07-12-2012
20120176442THERMAL INK JET INK COMPOSITION - A thermal ink jet ink composition includes one or more volatile organic solvents, one or more solvent dyes, and one or more humectants. The one or more volatile organic solvents are selected from C07-12-2012
20120176441INK COMPOSITION, RECORDED MATERIAL, RECORDING METHOD, AND RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink composition includes a polyurethane resin and at least one selected from a metal compound and hollow resin particles as a colorant, and in the ink composition described above, the polyurethane resin is a polycarbonate-based or a polyether-based anionic polyurethane resin.07-12-2012
20120176440OILY INK AND METHOD OF INKJET PRINTING - An oily ink, wherein the oily ink comprises a pigment, a pigment dispersant, and an organic solvent, said oily ink comprising: 07-12-2012
20120075381INK COMPOSITION FOR INK JET RECORDING AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD USING THE SAME - An ink composition for ink jet recording with excellent ink storage stability, which makes it possible to solve the problems concerning blurring or strike through and perform printing with high density and high image quality, is provided. An ink jet recording method which makes it possible to carry out printing with high density and image quality while causing little strike through, using the ink composition, is also provided.03-29-2012
20120075380INK SET AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD USING THE INK SET - An ink set used for an ink jet recording method, in which a reactive solution and a color ink composition are adhered to a recording medium to realize recording, contains a reactive solution containing a polyvalent metal salt, and a first color ink composition at least containing a coloring material, a sparingly water-soluble 1,2-alkanediol, a surfactant and water.03-29-2012
20120249659CIRCUITS AND METHODS USING A NON-GOLD CORROSION INHIBITOR - A circuit can include a die configured to electronically control particular elements and a flex circuit having copper leads coated with a non-gold corrosion inhibitor, the flex circuit being electrically connected to the die by the copper leads.10-04-2012
20120249662INK JET INK, INK CARTRIDGE, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink jet ink contains a polyurethane polymer and a pigment. The polyurethane polymer has units derived from a polyisocyanate, a polyether polyol having no acid group, and a diol having an acid group. The pigment is dispersed using a polymer other than the polyurethane polymer. The ratio of the percentage of the urethane bond in the polyurethane polymer to the percentage of the urea bond in the polyurethane polymer is 85.0/15.0 or more and 98.5/1.5 or less.10-04-2012
20120249666NONAQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION FOR INK JET RECORDING AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD USING NONAQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION - A nonaqueous ink composition for ink jet recording contains a glitter pigment and a solvent represented by the following formula:10-04-2012
20120249668INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK SET, AND RECORDED ARTICLE - An ink jet recording method includes forming a glittering image on a recording medium by ejecting a glittering ink containing silver onto the recording medium by an ink jet method, applying a protective ink containing a resin and substantially no coloring material onto the glittering image, and forming a color image by ejecting a color ink containing a coloring material to the glittering image by an ink jet method. The protective ink is applied between the glittering image and the color image.10-04-2012
20120313998IMAGE RECORDING METHOD - An image recording method has a feature such that a first ink, a second ink, and a third ink satisfy both the following relationships (1) and (2): (1) the film thickness of dots of the inks formed when one drop of each ink is applied to the recording medium is as follows: First ink>Second ink>Third ink; and (2) the penetration time of the clear ink when applying the inks to the recording medium, and then further applying one drop of the clear ink to the region to which each ink is applied is as follows: First ink≧Second ink≧Third ink.12-13-2012
20120313996IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, MEDIA DRYING DEVICE USABLE THEREWITH AND METHOD THEREOF - An image forming system, a media drying device usable therewith and a method are disclosed. The image forming system, media drying device and method include application of heat in a form of heated air to liquid ink disposed on media to remove water from the liquid ink in a form of vapor. The image forming system, media drying device and method also include recovery of at least a portion of the heat from the media.12-13-2012
20120223999SMEAR RESISTANT INKJET INKS - Inkjet inks are provided, in particular to smear resistant inkjet inks, and even more particularly to smear resistant pigmented aqueous inkjet inks comprising polyurethane dispersions and self-dispersing pigments. The polyurethane dispersions have a glass transition temperature T09-06-2012
20120256984INK JET INK, INK CARTRIDGE, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink jet ink contains a self-dispersing pigment and a polyurethane polymer. The polyurethane polymer has units derived from a polyisocyanate, a polyol having no acid group, and a diol having an acid group. The polyurethane polymer has a cross-linked structure and an acid value of the polyurethane polymer is 60 mgKOH/g or more and 100 mgKOH/g or less.10-11-2012
20120188306OILY INK AND METHOD OF INKJET PRINTING - An oily ink comprising a pigment, a pigment dispersant, and an organic solvent, the oily ink further comprising 0.5 to 7% by mass of resin particles, which are swollen by the organic solvent, wherein 07-26-2012
20120188305INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink jet recording method according to this invention includes an ejection process of ejecting liquid droplets of a white ink composition to a swelling type target recording medium, in which the white ink composition contains a fluorene resin, a styrene acrylic resin, titanium dioxide particles, and water, the fluorene resin is contained in a proportion of 1% by mass or more and 16% by mass or lower based on the total mass of the white ink composition, the target recording medium has a resin layer containing a hydrophilic resin, and the liquid droplets of the white ink composition are ejected to the resin layer in the ejection process.07-26-2012
20120081457PORPHYRAZINE COLORING MATTER, INK COMPOSITION, RECORDING METHOD, AND COLORED OBJECT - Provided is a porphyrazine dye suitable for use in ink-jet recording, the porphyrazine dye giving a cyan ink with a satisfactory hue, having various excellent fastness properties, in particular, ozone resistance, and attaining a high color density. Also provided is an ink composition containing the dye. The porphyrazine dye is a porphyrazine dye represented by formula (1) or a salt thereof. In formula (1), rings A to D each independently represents a benzene ring, a nitrogenous heteroaromatic ring, etc.; E represents an alkylene; X represents sulfoanilino, etc.; R represents a hydrogen atom, sulfo, carboxy, etc.; group F represents phenyl, a nitrogenous heteroaromatic ring, etc.; a is an integer of 1-6; b is 0.00-3.90, excluding 3.90, on average; c is 0.10-4.00, excluding 4.00, on average; and the sum of b and c is 1.00-4.00, excluding 4.00, on average.04-05-2012
20120081456Magenta Dyes and Inks for Use in Ink-Jet Printing - An oligomerised dye compound, and salts thereof, obtainable by a process which comprises reacting a compound of Formula (1) and salts thereof with a compound of Formula (2) and salts thereof04-05-2012
20120081455Method And Device For Printing On Heated Substrates - A printing device for dispending material on a heated substrate is provided. The device may include a printing head having one or more nozzles and a heat shield that partially masks a side of the printing head that faces the heated substrate when printing so as to reduce heat transfer from the substrate to the printing head. The shield includes a slot aligned with the one or more nozzles to enable passage of material from the one or more nozzles to the heated substrate.04-05-2012
20120081454WATER-BASED INK SET FOR INK-JET RECORDING, INK-JET RECORDING METHOD AND INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS - A water-based ink set for ink-jet recording includes: a water-based black ink containing a black colorant, water, and a water-soluble organic solvent; and a water-based cyan ink containing a cyan colorant, water, and a water-soluble organic solvent; wherein the black colorant includes a self-dispersible carbon black modified by at least one of a carboxyl group and a sulfo group; and the cyan colorant includes a dye represented by general formula (1):04-05-2012
20120081453WATER-BASED INK SET FOR INK-JET RECORDING, INK-JET RECORDING METHOD, AND INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS - There is provided a water-based ink set for ink-jet recording, including: a water-based yellow ink which contains water, a water-soluble organic solvent and a yellow colorant containing a yellow dye (Y-1) and a yellow dye (Y-2) indicated below; a water-based magenta ink which contains water, a water-soluble organic solvent and a magenta colorant containing a magenta dye (M-1) and a magenta dye (M-2) indicated below; a water-based cyan ink which contains water, a water-soluble organic solvent and a cyan colorant containing a cyan dye (C-1) indicated below; and a water-based black ink which contains water, a water-soluble organic solvent and a black colorant containing carbon black.04-05-2012
20120081452WATER-BASED INK SET FOR INK-JET RECORDING, INK-JET RECORDING METHOD, AND INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS - A water-based ink set for ink jet recording, includes: a water-based black ink which contains a black colorant, water, and a water-soluble organic solvent, the black colorant containing self-dispersible carbon black; and a water-based magenta ink which contains a magenta colorant, water, and a water-soluble organic solvent, the magenta colorant containing a dye represented by the general formula (04-05-2012
20120262517INK JET INK AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - In an ink jet ink containing a pigment, a binder resin, water, an organic solvent, and a surfactant, the surface tension of the ink is in a region defined by γ10-18-2012
20120229556PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STRUCTURAL BODY, AND LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD - A photosensitive resin composition includes: a cation polymerizable compound; a photoacid generator having an anion portion represented by the formula 1 and a cation portion,09-13-2012
20120229554LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD - A liquid discharge head includes a recording element substrate having a discharge-port surface having a discharge port discharging a liquid, side surfaces on sides of the discharge-port surface, and a back surface of the discharge-port surface having an opening of an ink supplying port supplying ink to the discharge port; a supporting member having a depression accommodating the recording element substrate, the depression including a supporting part disposed at a bottom surface of the depression and supporting the recording element substrate with an adhesive and an opening of an ink channel communicating with the ink supplying port; and an electric wiring substrate disposed on a surface of the supporting member having the depression and having an electric connecting part connecting with a side of the discharge-port surface of the recording element substrate.09-13-2012
20120229555NON-AQUEOUS PIGMENT DISPERSIONS USING DISPERSION SYNERGISTS - Non-aqueous pigment dispersions exhibit improved dispersion quality and/or stability for a specific selection of naphthol AS pigments and azo pigments by using specific quinacridone dispersion synergists. The non-aqueous pigment dispersions can be advantageously used in inkjet inks inkjet printing methods.09-13-2012
20080303855Compliant Sealing Materials and Methods For Sealing Nozzles For A Micro-Fluid Ejection Head - A compliant sealing structure suitable for sealing a micro-fluid ejection head, methods of sealing a micro-fluid ejection head, ejection heads sealed by the method and structure. The sealing structure includes an elastomeric pad suitable for sealing nozzles of the micro-fluid ejection head. A removable shrink wrap film is applied to the ejection bead and is configured for covering at least a portion of the elastomeric pad and for fixedly holding the elastomeric pad adjacent the nozzles.12-11-2008
20110122190INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An inkjet recording method, comprising: performing recording on an inkjet recording medium having an ink receiving layer, on a support, the ink receiving layer including at least inorganic fine particles, a water-soluble resin and a crosslinking agent, using an ink including at least a dye, water and a water-soluble organic solvent, wherein, in the ink, a content of water-soluble organic solvent, which gives a change ratio of a pore median diameter of the ink receiving layer of 13.0% or less when measured by a mercury intrusion method before and after the water-soluble organic solvent is applied at 6.6 g/m05-26-2011
20120262516INK JET RECORDING AQUEOUS PIGMENT INK - An ink jet recording aqueous pigment ink contains a self-dispersing pigment, a quaternary amino acid, a non-polymeric, nonionic material having a melting point of 40° C. or more, and at least one of trialkylamine and trialkanolamine. The content of the non-polymeric, nonionic material is 3% to 15% by mass relative to the total mass of the ink jet recording aqueous pigment ink.10-18-2012
20120320121INK SET AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An ink set is provided in which an image with suppressed roughness may be formed. The ink set includes an ink composition containing resin particles and a pigment, and a process liquid containing an organic acidic compound including a compound represented by General Formula (I).12-20-2012
20120320122INKJET PRINTER - An inkjet printer may include a print head carriage for displacing at least one print head unit in a transverse feed direction, a print head unit with at least one print head being provided for every color to be printed, each print head having at least one nozzle row oriented in a forward feed direction of a print medium. The nozzles of the at least one nozzle row are disposed offset from one another by a nozzle distance D by reference to the forward feed direction. Another print head unit is provided, which has nozzles in at least one nozzle row disposed offset from one another by a second nozzle distance d by reference to the forward feed direction, the ratio derived from the nozzle distance D and the second nozzle distance d being a rational number and greater than 1.12-20-2012
20110018928INKJET INKS CONTAINING CROSSLINKED POLYURETHANES - Inkjet inks that have, as a principal component, a crosslinked polyurethane dispersoid binder additive with selected diols used to prepare the polyurethane. The diols include a polyether diol, an ionic diol and polycarbonate, polyamide and/or poly(meth)acrylate diols. These inks can be used for printing on different media, and are particularly suitable for printing on textiles. The printed textiles are particularly durable to wash fastness and crock.01-27-2011
20110037804INK SET, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, RECORDED MATTER, AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink set includes an oil-based ink composition containing a metallic pigment; and at least one oil-based ink composition selected from the group consisting of a chromatic color ink composition containing a chromatic color oil dye, a black ink composition containing a black oil dye, and a colorless and transparent ink composition that does not contain a colorant.02-17-2011
20120268517INK FOR INK-JET RECORDING, INK-JET RECORDING METHOD, AND INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS - There is provided an ink for ink-jet recording including: water; a water-soluble organic solvent; a water-soluble N-hydroxy cyclic imide compound; a self-dispersible pigment; and a surfactant of sulfuric acid ester salt type.10-25-2012
20120268519WATER-BASED INK JET INK AND RECORDING METHOD - This invention provides a water-based ink jet ink and a method to use the ink. The ink yields high-quality and highly-fast images, is stably ejected, is stably printed for a long period of time, and, at the same time, provides easy recovery in maintenance. The water-based ink jet ink has a pigment, 2-10% by mass of an ink soluble resin, 20-45% by mass of a solvent having a surface tension of 25-40 mN/m, and a silicone-type or fluorine-type surfactant. The ink soluble resin contains a carboxyl or sulfonic acid group as an acidic group and has an acid value of 80-300.10-25-2012
20100231639VARIABLE DATA IMAGING - According to some embodiments, a method for printing an image on a substrate includes applying a clear liftoff material to a surface of the substrate to form a sacrificial pattern, the clear liftoff material being substantially optically clear, and applying a first marking material to the surface of the substrate to form a first static pattern, a portion of the first static pattern arranged directly above a portion of the sacrificial pattern. The method further includes removing the portion of the first static pattern from the surface of the substrate, and removing the sacrificial pattern from the surface of the substrate.09-16-2010
20110249054Fixing structure for print head carriage rod and fixing method thereof - A fixing structure for print head carriage rod and a fixing method thereof. The fixing structure is simplified and is able to minimize the flexure of the print head carriage rod. The fixing structure includes a frame body disposed in a printing machine, and a carriage rod mounted on the frame body for a print head carriage to reciprocally travel on the carriage rod for printing operation. The frame body has sidewalls and support sections formed on the sidewalls for supporting two ends of the carriage rod. The fixing structure further includes retainers for securing the carriage rod to the frame body. The retainers are positioned on two sides of the support sections of the sidewalls to together with the support sections prevent the carriage rod from being flexed so as to avoid deterioration of printing quality.10-13-2011
20120327156INKJET TEXTILE PRINTING METHOD AND INKJET TEXTILE PRINTING APPARATUS - The inkjet textile printing method includes: printing onto a first fabric with a first textile printing colored liquid using a step for ejecting a first penetrant liquid from a first nozzle onto a first surface of the first fabric and a step for ejecting the first textile printing colored liquid from a second nozzle onto the first surface; printing onto a second fabric with a second textile printing colored liquid using a step for ejecting a second penetrant liquid from the first nozzle onto a first surface of the second fabric and a step for ejecting the second textile printing colored liquid from the second nozzle onto the first surface; and discharging at least one of the first penetrant liquid and the second penetrant liquid from the second nozzle between printing with the first textile printing colored liquid and printing with the second textile printing colored liquid.12-27-2012
20120327157PRINTED MATTER PRODUCTION PROCESS, PRINTED MATTER AND ACTINIC RAY CURABLE INKJET INK - Disclosed is a printed matter production process comprising ejecting droplets of an actinic ray curable inkjet ink in a heated state through a head to supply the droplets onto a recording medium, thereby forming an image, the actinic ray curable inkjet ink containing a polymerizable compound, a photopolymerization initiator and a gelling agent, having a viscosity of from 60 to 200 mPasecond at 25° C. and at a shear rate of 1000/second and showing a phase transition at a temperature of not lower than 25° C., characterized in that the actinic ray curable inkjet ink contains a bifunctional polymerizable compound with a molecular weight of not lower than 400 and with a viscosity at 25° C. of not more than 100 mPasecond in an amount of not less than 75% by mass of the total amount of the polymerizable compound. The process excels in ink ejection properties, enables high speed printing, and provides a printed matter having an image with high precision image quality, excellent stability and reduced deformation.12-27-2012
20120092412INK-JET INKS INCLUDING SELF CROSS-LINKABLE LATEX PARTICLES - The present disclosure includes compositions, methods, and systems including an ink-jet ink comprising a liquid vehicle, a colorant dispersed or dissolved in a liquid vehicle, and self cross-linkable latex particles dispersed in the liquid vehicle. The self cross-linkable latex particle can have at least 0.1 wt % of the self cross-linkable monomer on the surface of the self cross-linkable latex particle providing cross-linking sites on the surface of the self cross-linkable latex particle, and can form an intra- and inter-particle cross-linked latex polymer film after printing the ink-jet ink on a substrate and upon at least partial depletion of the liquid vehicle or a liquid vehicle component.04-19-2012
20120092411INK FOR INK JET RECORDING, INK JET RECORDING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND IMAGE RECORDED MEDIUM - Ink for ink jet recording containing a coloring agent, water, an aqueous organic solvent, and a polyacrylic acid ester-based polymer represented by the following chemical structure 1:04-19-2012
20120092410SOLVENT RESISTANT PRINTHEAD - A solvent resistant printhead having a barrier deposited and intercalating into the various polymeric materials on the printhead is disclosed. The deposition process may be performed at the various level of production depending on what material or surface requires protection from the solvent. The barrier may include a base coating and an outer coating. The base coating may include an intercalate layer deposited on the printhead and intercalating into the various polymeric materials and a tie layer deposited on the intercalate layer. The outer coating may be a self-assembled monolayer deposited on the base coating.04-19-2012
20120287200INK JET RECORDING METHOD, RECORDED MATERIAL, AND INK SET - An ink set is used in one or more recording media selected from a non-ink-absorbing or low ink-absorbing medium, a medium having an arithmetic surface roughness Ra of 20 μm or more, fabric, and plain paper. The ink set contains a glitter ink which is recorded by an ink jet head and contains a glitter pigment and a polymerizable ink which contains an active energy line polymerizable compound and does not substantially contain a coloring material.11-15-2012
20120287199High Reactivity Curable Paste Ink Compositions - A radiation curable paste ink composition including at least one curable wax that is curable by free radical polymerization; at least one curable liquid component that is a liquid at a temperature of from about 20 to about 25° C., present in an amount of less than about 20 percent by weight based upon the total weight of the curable paste ink composition; optionally, at least one non-curable wax; at least one free-radical photoinitiator or photoinitiating moiety; at least one curable gellant; and optionally, a colorant; wherein the components form a curable ink composition that is a paste at a first temperature, wherein the first temperature is from about 20 to about 25° C.; and wherein the components form a liquid composition at a second temperature, wherein the second temperature is greater than about 40° C.11-15-2012
20120287201PROCESS FOR PREPARING A DISPERSION OF A PARTICULATE SOLID - A process for preparing a dispersion of a particulate solid is described, which comprises dispersing a particulate solid with a dispersant and a liquid medium, wherein the dispersant is a random copolymer obtained from the copolymerisation of a composition comprising: i) optionally one or more monoethylenically unsaturated hydrophilic monomers, ii) one or more monoethylenically unsaturated hydrophobic monomers, iii) one or more di- and/or higher-ethylenically unsaturated monomers, and iv) one or more chain transfer agents wherein at least one of the chain transfer agents has one or more hydrophilic anionic groups.11-15-2012
20130016155INK SETAANM Tom; Howard S.AACI San JoseAAST CAAACO USAAGP Tom; Howard S. San Jose CA USAANM Chun; Doris Pik-YiuAACI Santa ClaraAAST CAAACO USAAGP Chun; Doris Pik-Yiu Santa Clara CA USAANM Ganapathiappan; SivapackiaAACI Los AltosAAST CAAACO USAAGP Ganapathiappan; Sivapackia Los Altos CA USAANM Ng; Hou T.AACI CampellAAST CAAACO USAAGP Ng; Hou T. Campell CA US - An ink set includes a first ink and a second ink, where each of the inks has a conductivity that is less than 200 pS/cm. The first ink includes a first pigment of a first color; a carrier fluid; and a concentration of a dispersant. The second ink includes a second pigment of a second color that is different from the first color; the same carrier fluid as the first ink; and substantially the same concentration of the dispersant as the first ink.01-17-2013
20110141189METALLIC INK JET PRINTING SYSTEM FOR GRAPHICS APPLICATIONS - A multi-phase system for creating a metallic effect on a substrate, comprising applying to the substrate a first ink jet ink comprising a dispersion of reflective metallic particles in a suitable carrier system, to form a reflective coating layer; and applying a second ink jet ink over the reflective coating layer to form a protective coating layer. Optionally, an undercoat layer is printed on the substrate prior to applying the first ink jet ink. The second ink jet comprises at least one crosslinkable polymer or is otherwise energy curable. The second ink jet ink optionally imparts a color to the metallic image.06-16-2011
20110157274LIQUID SUPPLY APPARATUS AND PRINTER - A liquid supply apparatus, which supplies a liquid or liquids stored in liquid cartridges of a plurality of types, includes a plurality of cartridge installing sections to which the liquid cartridges of the plurality of types are detachably installable, wherein a plurality of connection ports, which correspond to supply ports formed for the liquid cartridges of the plurality of types respectively, are formed at mutually different positions of the respective cartridge installing sections.06-30-2011
20130021406INK COMPOSITION CONTAINING POLYURETHANE VINYL HYBRID LATEXES - Ink compositions and method of making the same are disclosed. A disclosed example ink composition includes a liquid vehicle, a colorant system and polyurethane vinyl hybrid latexes. Also disclosed is a method of using such ink composition containing polyurethane vinyl hybrid latexes.01-24-2013
20130021405SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE FOR EJECTION CHIP AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE - Disclosed is a substrate structure for an ejection chip that includes a first substrate layer, a second substrate layer disposed beneath the first substrate layer, and an intermediate layer configured between the first substrate layer and the second substrate layer. The substrate structure also includes a plurality of fluid channels configured within the second substrate layer. Further, the substrate structure includes a plurality of fluid ports configured within the first substrate layer. At least one fluid port of the plurality of fluid ports is configured in alignment with a corresponding fluid channel of the plurality of fluid channels. Furthermore, the substrate structure includes a plurality of slots configured within the intermediate layer such that the at least one fluid port is in fluid communication with the to corresponding fluid channel. Further disclosed is a method for fabricating the substrate structure and an ejection chip employing the substrate structure.01-24-2013
20090237441PAGEWIDTH PRINTHEAD WITH INK SUPPLY RESERVOIRS INTEGRATED INTO SUPPORT MEMBER - Provided is a pagewidth printhead for an inkjet printer. The printhead has a printhead integrated circuit, a molding for supporting the printhead integrated circuit and distributing ink along the printhead integrated circuit, a core element bonded to the molding, and, an outer shell with a first metal layer sandwiched between two second metal layers, so that an effective coefficient of thermal expansion of said shell is substantially equal to that of the printhead integrated circuit. The core element defines ink reservoirs in fluid communication with the molding.09-24-2009
20080225077METHOD OF FABRICATING PRINTHEAD USING METAL FILM FOR PROTECTING HYDROPHOBIC INK EJECTION FACE - A method of fabricating a printhead having a hydrophobic ink ejection face, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a partially-fabricated printhead comprising a plurality of nozzle chambers and a nozzle plate having relatively hydrophilic nozzle surface, the nozzle surface at least partially defining the ink ejection face of the printhead; (b) defining a plurality of nozzle openings in the nozzle plate; (c) depositing a hydrophobic polymeric layer onto the nozzle surface; (d) depositing a protective metal film onto the polymeric layer; (e) subjecting the printhead to an oxidizing plasma; and (f) removing the protective metal film, thereby providing a printhead having a relatively hydrophobic ink ejection face. Step (b) may be performed immediately after any of steps (a), (c) or (d).09-18-2008
20080225076METHOD OF FABRICATING PRINTHEAD HAVING HYDROPHOBIC INK EJECTION FACE - A method of fabricating a printhead having a hydrophobic ink ejection face is provided. The method comprises the steps of: (a) providing a partially-fabricated printhead comprising a plurality of nozzle chambers and a relatively hydrophilic nozzle surface, the nozzle surface at least partially defining the ink ejection face; (b) depositing a layer of relatively hydrophobic polymeric material onto the nozzle surface, the polymeric material being resistant to removal by ashing; and (c) defining a plurality of nozzle openings in the nozzle surface, thereby providing a printhead having a relatively hydrophobic ink ejection face. Steps (b) and (c) may be performed in any order.09-18-2008
20110261108DECOLORIZABLE WATER-BASED INKJET INK - According to one embodiment, a decolorizable water-based inkjet ink includes a color material, a solvent, and a nonionic surfactant. The color material contains a color developable compound and a color developing agent, and the solvent contains water and a water-soluble organic solvent. The nonionic surfactant is contained in the ink in an amount of 5 wt % or more of the total amount of the solvent.10-27-2011
20110261107AQUEOUS INKJET INK - According to one embodiment, an aqueous inkjet ink includes water and a pigment. The pigment is contained in the aqueous inkjet ink in an amount of less than 5 wt %. The queous inkjet ink has viscosities (mPa·s) measured at 25° C. using a cone-plate type viscometer and satisfying the following relationships:10-27-2011
20130141488SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIGITAL CREATION OF A PRINT MASTER USING A MULTIPLE PRINTHEAD UNIT - A relief print master is created by a printhead that jets droplets of a polymerisable liquid on a cylindrical sleeve. The droplets follow a spiral path on the cylindrical sleeve. In a multiple printhead unit, there are different spiral paths associated with the different constituting printheads. The distance between these spiral paths is not even in a prior art system. By rotating the printhead under a specific angle, the distance between these spiral paths becomes even. The invention can also be used for the creation of other types of print plates, such as for example offset print plates.06-06-2013
20130141489INKJET INK WITH POLYURETHANE ADDIIVE DERIVED FROM ALKOXY AROMATIC DIOLS INKS - The invention provides an ink for inkjet printing, comprising colorant and certain polyurethane ink additives which is derived from alkoxy aromatic diol derived from alkoxy aromatic diols which enhances fastness of the print towards highlighter and finger smudge without compromising jetting performance and storage stability of the ink. The inks may be jetted from both thermal and piezo ink jet systems.06-06-2013
20120249663INK JET INK, INK CARTRIDGE, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink jet ink contains a polyurethane polymer and a pigment. The polyurethane polymer has units derived from a polyisocyanate, a polyether polyol having no acid group, and a diol having an acid group. The pigment is dispersed using a polymer other than the polyurethane polymer. The molar ratio of the percentage of the urethane bond in the polyurethane polymer to the percentage of the urea bond in the polyurethane polymer is 85.0/15.0 or more and 100.0/0 or less.10-04-2012
20120249661INKJET INK COMPOSITION CONTAINING ANTI-KOGATION AGENTS - Ink compositions and methods of using the same are disclosed. An example ink composition includes an inkjet vehicle, from about 0.1 wt % to about 10 wt % of colorants, from about 0.01 wt % to about 10 wt % of anti-kogation agents, and from about 0.01 wt % to about 6 wt % of a water soluble component represented by formula (I).10-04-2012
20130135383INK JET RECORDING METHOD FOR RECORDING PATTERN LAYER AND WHITE OVERLAYING LAYER ON LONGITUDINAL SHEET - The present invention relates to an ink jet recording method for recording a white overlaying layer and a non-white pattern layer to a recording medium, printed matters obtained by the recording method, and systems for realizing the recording method thereof.05-30-2013
20130113860INKJET INK, INK CARTRIDGE, INKJET RECORDING METHOD, INKJET RECORDING DEVICE, AND INKJET RECORDED MATTER - To provide an inkjet ink, which contains: water; a wetting agent; a surfactant; and a colorant, wherein the wetting agent contains at least an amide compound represented by the following structural formula (I):05-09-2013
20130127947Treatment for Printing a Surface with a Reversible Ink - The invention relates to a treatment for printing a surface with an ink that comprises a compound that exhibits a change of electronic spin state as a function of temperature, imparting optical properties such that the ink is visible in a temperature range that includes an ambient temperature of around 20° C. and is transparent in the visible spectrum when the ink is brought to a temperature above said range and then brought back down to a temperature within the range.05-23-2013
20130135384PHOTOCURABLE INK COMPOSITION FOR INK JET RECORDING - A photocurable ink composition for ink jet recording includes a metallic pigment, a polymerizable compound, and a polymerization initiator. The metallic pigment is a plate-like particle composed of a laminate including a metal or alloy layer and at least one selected from a resin layer and a silicon oxide layer.05-30-2013
20110273509INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS - An inkjet recording apparatus for recording an image by jetting inks in a plurality of colors includes a plurality of recording-head modules for jetting inks in the plurality of colors, and a carriage for mounting the plurality of recording-head modules, wherein each recording-head module includes a plurality of recording heads for jetting ink in the same color and constructs a unit capable of integrally attaching and detaching the plurality of recording heads to and from the carriage.11-10-2011
20110273508AQUEOUS INKJET INK - According to one embodiment, an aqueous inkjet ink includes water in an amount of from 35 to 60% by mass of the total amount, an ether in an amount of from 5 to 50% by mass of the total amount, 2,5,8,11-tetramethyl-6-dodecine-5,8-diol in an amount of from 0.2 to 2% by mass of the total amount, and a pigment in an amount of from 3 to 10% by mass of the total amount. The ether includes at least one of polyoxyethylene diglyceryl ether having a weight average molecular weight of not more than 1,000 and polyoxypropylene diglyceryl ether having a weight average molecular weight of not more than 1,000.11-10-2011
20130147876INKJET RECORDING INK - An inkjet recording ink including: water; a first pigment dispersion; a second pigment dispersion; and a penetrating agent, wherein the first pigment dispersion includes oxidized carbon black CB-1 dispersed therein with a pH of the first pigment dispersion adjusted to 6 to 8 with an alkali metal hydroxide, where the oxidized carbon black CB-1 is oxidized with ozone and has a volatile content of 10% to 20% and a BET specific surface area of 90 m06-13-2013
20100302306WATER-BASED PIGMENT DISPERSION, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, WATER-BASED PIGMENT INK, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, INK RECORD, INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS, AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - The object of the present invention is to provide a water-based pigment dispersion containing a pigment, a dispersing agent, a resin emulsion, and water, the water-based pigment dispersion is subjected to a heat treatment. The present invention also provides a water-based pigment ink containing the water-based pigment dispersion, a dispersing agent, a resin emulsion, and water.12-02-2010
20100302304DEVICE FOR PRINTING A COMPONENT BY MEANS OF A DIGITAL PRINTING METHOD - A device for printing at least one component using a digital printing method includes at least one print bar with a plurality of spray nozzles for electronically controlled spraying of coloring liquid and at least one holding device structured and arranged for holding the at least one component. Additionally, the device includes a transport device for generating a linear relative motion between the at least one print bar and the at least one holding device directed approximately perpendicular to a spray direction of the plurality of spray nozzles and a control device, with which the transport device and the plurality of spray nozzles can be controlled such that the at least one component is printed with a predetermined pattern. Further, the device includes a rotation device controllable by the control device, and structured and arranged to rotate the at least one component through about an axis, which is tilted to the spray direction of the spray nozzles.12-02-2010
20100309247INK JET RECORDING HEAD, PRODUCING METHOD THEREFOR AND COMPOSITION FOR INK JET RECORDING HEAD - The invention provides a method for producing an ink jet recording head having a high durability and a high ink resistance and enabling a high-quality image recording by employing a material capable of reducing the internal stress and having satisfactory patterning characteristics. It also provide a method of producing such ink jet recording head with a high precision. A cationically photopolymerizable resin composition containing a condensate of a hydrolysable organosilane compound, employed as a material for forming a flow path forming member, enables a reduction of internal stress and a highly precise pattern in the flow path forming member thereby providing an ink jet recording head having a high durability and a high ink resistance and capable of high-quality printing over a prolonged time, and a producing method therefor.12-09-2010
20100309246TRISAZO COMPOUND, INK COMPOSITION, PRINTING METHOD AND COLORED PRODUCT - The present invention relates to a trisazo compound represented by the following formula (1):12-09-2010
20120274698Phase Change Ink - A phase change ink including at least one crystalline component of the formula11-01-2012
20130176358PRINTED SEAMLESS CAN AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - [Problems] To provide printed seamless cans in small lots having many kinds of designs, the printed seamless cans excellently reproducing the density of the area solidly printed all over the surface and forming vivid images.07-11-2013
20110242198Porphyrazine Coloring Matter, Ink Composition Containing The Same And Colored Product - The present invention relates to a porphyrazine coloring matter or a salt thereof represented by the following formula (1):10-06-2011
20110242191INK COMPOSITION, INKJET RECORDING METHOD AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING MOLDED PRINTED MATERIAL - An ink composition is provided that includes (Component a) an open-chain and/or cyclic ether bond-containing monofunctional (meth)acrylate, (Component b) one or more monofunctional ethylenically unsaturated compounds selected from the group consisting of a polycyclic aliphatic group-containing monofunctional (meth)acrylate and N-vinyl-2-caprolactam, (Component c) a polymerization initiator, (Component e) a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate at no greater than 10 wt % relative to the ink composition, and (Component f) a fluorine-substituted hydrocarbon group- or siloxane structure-containing polymer, the ratio by weight of (Component a)/(Component b) being 0.7 to 1.9. There are also provided an inkjet recording method that includes (a10-06-2011
20110242189Method for Forming Image, Method for Producing Fabric Having Image, and Treatment Agent - Provided is an image forming method for forming an image on fabric including a treatment step of applying a treatment agent on fabric, an image printing step of printing an image on a treatment agent-applied area with an ink, and a heat-fixing step of heat-fixing the ink on the fabric. The treatment agent used in the treatment step includes at least one of the following component A and the following component B:10-06-2011
20110242197Magenta Dyes and Inks for Use in Ink-Jet Printing - A compound of Formula (1) and salts thereof:10-06-2011
20110242196INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink jet recording method includes ejecting at least two color ink compositions onto a recording medium so as to be deposited one on another. When one ink composition is deposited to form a first image and then another ink composition is deposited to form a second image on the first image, the ink composition forming the second image has a higher yield value than the ink composition forming the first image.10-06-2011
20110242195Ink-Jet Recording Apparatus - An ink-jet recording apparatus may include a recording head comprising an ejection surface, a first wall configured to oppose the ejection surface, and a second wall configured to enclose surroundings of the ejection surface. The ink-jet recording apparatus may include a first wall moving unit which is configured to move the first wall between a first position and a second position. The ink-jet recording apparatus may include a second wall moving unit which is configured to move the second wall between a third position and a fourth position. An attitude of the first wall positioned at the second position and an attitude of the first wall at the first position are different. The first wall positioned at the first position and the second wall positioned at the third position form a closed space which covers the ejection port.10-06-2011
20110242194LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid ejecting head includes a main liquid ejecting head body, a head holder, and a sealing member, disposed between the main liquid ejecting head body and the head holder, that has a communication opening that communicates between a first liquid flow channel and a second liquid flow channel. The sealing member further has a close-contact portion provided at the circumferential edge of the communication opening; a first contact portion, provided in correspondence with the external circumferential portion of the main liquid ejecting head body, that protrudes toward the main liquid ejecting head body and makes contact with the main liquid ejecting head body; and a second contact portion that protrudes toward the head holder and makes contact with the head holder.10-06-2011
20110242193INKJET IMAGE FORMING METHOD - There is disclosed an inkjet image forming method. The method includes recording an image on a recording medium by an inkjet method; supplying a liquid including powder particles having a volume-average particle diameter of 1 μm or more to a surface of a heating roller; and applying the powder particles onto the recording medium via the heating roller.10-06-2011
20110242192IMAGE FORMING METHOD - The present invention provides an image forming method including ejecting an ink composition, using an ink jet apparatus, onto a recording medium thereby forming an image, the ink composition comprising a pigment, a water-soluble polymerizable monomer which is polymerized by actinic energy rays, and water, and the recording medium being composed of a base paper, a first layer including a binder, and a second layer including a white pigment and an acidic substance, which are disposed in this order, wherein a surface of the first layer is disposed on the base paper and has a Cobb water absorption capacity of 2.0 g/m10-06-2011
20110234687Azaphthalocyanines and Their Use in Ink-Jet Printing - Azaphthalocyanine compounds of Formula (1) and salts thereof: wherein: MAzPc represents a azaphthalocyanine nucleus of formula (A): M is 2H, Cu or Ni; each P is independently CH or N; R09-29-2011
20110234686INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink jet recording apparatus including an ink jet head for ejecting a water-based ink while moving at a speed of 0.5 m/s or more relative to a recording medium, wherein the water-based ink contains a fatty acid and a volatile alcohol, the volatile alcohol being used to emulsify the fatty acid and disperse the fatty acid in water and having a higher vapor pressure than water at 20° C.09-29-2011
20110234685INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink jet recording apparatus including an ink jet head for ejecting a water-based ink from a nozzle onto a recording medium, wherein the water-based ink contains a fatty acid and a fatty acid potassium or sodium salt with which the fatty acid is emulsified and dispersed in water.09-29-2011
20110234684IMAGE FORMING METHOD - Provided is an image forming method including applying an ink that forms an image by inkjetting an ink composition containing coloring particles, a water-soluble polymerizable compound, a polymerization initiator and water onto a recording medium in which a base paper, a first layer containing a binder, and a second layer containing a white pigment are layered in this order, and a Cobb water absorption degree on a surface of the first layer placed on the base paper is 5.0 g/m09-29-2011
20110234683INK JET RECORDING METHOD AND RECORDED MATTER - An ink jet recording method includes discharging droplets of an aqueous ink composition containing a coloring agent onto a non- or low-ink-absorbent recording medium as a first process and discharging droplets of a clear ink composition containing glycol ether at a content ratio in the range of 3 mass % to 10 mass %, inclusive, and a resin component but containing no coloring agent onto the recording medium as a second process. The first and second processes are performed in a single operation, and the droplets of the aqueous ink composition discharged in the single operation and those of the clear ink composition discharged in the same operation come into contact on the recording medium.09-29-2011
20110234682AQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION AND PRINTING PROCESS BY INK JET RECORDING SYSTEM USING THE COMPOSITION - The aqueous ink composition according to the invention includes at least a water-insoluble coloring agent, a glycol ether having an HLB value calculated by a Davies' method in the range of 4.2 to 8.0, a 1,2-alkyldiol having 4 to 8 carbon atoms, resin particles, and water.09-29-2011
20110234681PHOTOCURABLE INK COMPOSITION FOR INK JET RECORDING, INK JET RECORDING, AND RECORDED MATERIAL - A photocurable ink composition for ink jet recording contains: a cholesteric liquid crystal polymer; a polymerizable compound; and a photopolymerization initiator.09-29-2011
20110234680RECORDING METHOD, RECORDING APPARATUS, AND INK SET - [Object] To provide a recording method by which the occurrence of bleeding and repelling in a cured layer can be suppressed during overprinting.09-29-2011
20110234679INK SET FOR INK JET AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - The present invention provides an ink set for ink jet containing a fixing agent liquid including an acidic precipitant and a cationic polymer that is a copolymer of epihalohydrin and amine; and an ink including a self-dispersing pigment and a first anionic polymer in an aqueous medium wherein the first anionic polymer is insoluble in the aqueous medium, and a method of forming an image using the ink set for ink jet.09-29-2011
20110234678Pressure damper, liquid jet head, liquid jet apparatus, and pressure damping method - Provided is a pressure damper, capable of reliably suppressing change in discharge amount of ink due to pressure fluctuation. The pressure damper includes: a recess portion (09-29-2011
20100315462LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid discharge head includes a substrate having, on one side thereof, energy generating elements for generating energy used for discharging liquid, and a sealing member arranged in contact with at least a part of one or more end faces of the substrate, the sealing member being a cured product of a composition having an epoxy resin having a butadiene skeleton and an epoxy resin curing agent having a butadiene skeleton.12-16-2010
20130155143INK FOR INKJET RECORDING APPARATUSES, AND METHOD FOR FORMING IMAGE - An ink for inkjet recording apparatuses is provided in which an adsorbed resin proportion calculated from a total resin mass and a free resin mass in the ink is at least 0.95 and less than 1.00, the ink containing in specific amounts, respectively: water; a pigment dispersion including a resin with a molecular weight in the range of 35,000 to 140,000 and a specific amount of pigment; glycerin and 1,3-propanediol as humectants; and 1,2-octanediol, which has 8 carbon atoms, as a high penetrating agent, and further containing a C2-C4 monoalkyl ether of a polyhydric alcohol as a penetrating agent.06-20-2013
20130155144INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An inkjet recording method includes applying a pigment-containing first black ink to a recording medium to record an edge region of an image, and applying a pigment-containing second black ink to the recording medium to record an inner region of the image. A dynamic surface tension γ06-20-2013
20130182032AQUEOUS INKJET INKS CONTAINING POLYURETHANE BINDERS WITH COMPONENTS TO INTERACT WITH CELLULOSE - Disclosed are aqueous inkjet inks containing a polyurethane ink additive as a binder. The binder contains a component capable of interacting with cellulose. Certain heterocycles having similar Hansen solubility parameters as cellulose were incorporated into the polyurethane binders. Prints from these inks have better durability and optical properties than similar additives that do not have the components capable of interacting with cellulose.07-18-2013
20110310165MAGENTA INK COMPOSITION, INK CARTRIDGE, AND RECORDING SYSTEM AND RECORDED MATTER USING THE SAME - This invention provides a magenta ink composition that, when recorded, is excellent in color development, graininess, and gloss, is less likely to cause clogging in an ink jet recording head, and is excellent in color reproduction in a high-chroma and high-lightness red region. The magenta ink composition has an L* value of not less than 60 and a b* value of not more than −17 when the a* value in CIE standard calculated from a visible absorption spectrum in a not more than 10000-fold diluted aqueous solution is 80.12-22-2011
20110310164INK JET RECORDING METHOD AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink jet recording method includes an image formation step of forming an image on a recording medium having an ink-receiving layer by ejecting an ink from an ink jet recording head and a humidification step of humidifying a gap between the recording head and the recording medium, in which in the image formation step, at least a cyan ink containing a specific dye and a magenta ink containing a specific dye are used.12-22-2011
20110310163LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid discharge head includes a recording element substrate including an energy generation element for generating energy used to discharge a liquid and a terminal electrically connected to the energy generation element, and an electric wiring board including an electrode electrically connected to the terminal via a wire to transmit an electric signal supplied from outside to the energy generation element, wherein the terminal has an area twice or more larger than a contact area between the terminal and the wire and the electrode has an area twice or more larger than a contact area between the electrode and the wire.12-22-2011
20110310162INK JET RECORDING METHOD AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An object of the present invention is to provide an ink jet recording method which gives an ink excellent anti-sticking properties and can suppress the occurrence of undertrapping when recording surfaces of recording media which each have an ink-receiving layer are overlapped with each other, and to provide an ink jet recording apparatus. The ink jet recording method of forming an image on the recording medium having the ink-receiving layer by ejecting an ink from an ink jet recording head, the method including performing at least one of drying the recording medium which has the image formed thereon and humidifying a gap between the recording head and the recording medium, wherein the ink to be used for forming the image is an ink which contains water, a water-soluble organic solvent and a specific compound.12-22-2011
20110310161LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND ASSEMBLY METHOD OF LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD - An assembly method of a liquid discharge head is provided. The liquid discharge head includes an element substrate, an electrode portion, a flexible wiring member which has the element substrate at one end and the electrode portion at another end, and includes a plurality of bent portions, wherein, each edge line of at least two bent portions are not parallel and a housing. The assembly method includes a step for providing the flexible wiring member and the housing in which the element substrate is fixed on a first surface of the housing, a step for fixing the flexible wiring member on a second surface of the housing while holding the electrode portion at a position on a third surface of the housing where the electrode portion to be fixed, and a step for fixing the electrode portion to the position.12-22-2011
20120019588FIXER FLUID COMPOSITION AND INKJET INK SETS INCLUDING THE SAME - A fixer fluid composition, for inkjet printing, and ink set containing it. A disclosed example fixer fluid composition includes up to about 1.5 wt % of surfactants, from about 1 to about 20 wt % of humectants, from about 3 to about 16 wt % of a metal carboxylate salt as fixer agent, and an acid in view of adjusting the pH of said composition to a pH between about 5.0 and about 7.0. A disclosed example of ink set includes, at least, an ink composition including a colorant dispersed in an ink vehicle and said fixer fluid.01-26-2012
20120019587Coated printable substrates providing higher print quality and resolution at lower ink usage - An article in the form of a paper substrate having a water-swellable substrate coating on at least one of the first and second surfaces at a thickness of less than about 10 microns and. The substrate coating has an amount of a coating pigment sufficient to impart a Parker Print Smoothness value of at least about 4 to the at least one surface and is dispersed in a water-swellable coating pigment binder matrix in a coating pigment to binder matrix weight ratio of at least about 2:1. The coating pigment has larger porous coating pigment particles, and smaller coating pigment particles in a weight ratio of at least about 0.2:1. The substrate coating provides an ink-receptive porous surface. Also, a method for preparing such coated paper substrates, as well as a method for printing an image on the coated paper substrate with an inkjet printer using a lower ink usage level.01-26-2012
20130194343INKJET RECORDING METHOD - The inkjet recording method includes ejecting an inkjet ink toward a recording medium to form an ink image on the recording medium. The inkjet ink includes a pigment, water, a surfactant, and at least one of 3-methoxy-N,N-dimethylpropionamide and 3-n-butoxy-N,N-dimethylpropionamide. When Dp represents the diameter of a pigment portion in a dot image formed by dropping a droplet of the inkjet ink with a volume of 0.5 μl on the recording medium, and Dv represent the diameter of a vehicle portion in the dot image, the ratio Dv/Dp is from 1.4 to 1.7.08-01-2013
20130194342LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided is a liquid ejection head formed by performing bonding and fixing operations speedily and highly accurately when a recording element board is bonded to a supporting member, the liquid ejection head having a high liquid-landing accuracy and achieving a high printing quality. A method of manufacturing the liquid ejection head is also provided.08-01-2013
20130194344INKJET RECORDING METHOD - The inkjet recording method includes ejecting an inkjet ink toward a recording medium to form an ink image on the recording medium. The inkjet ink includes a pigment, water, a surfactant, and a compound having a formula (1) CH08-01-2013
20120026236INKJET RECORDING METHOD, AND PRINTED MATERIAL - An inkjet recording method is provided that includes an image formation step of forming an image on a recording medium by discharging an ink composition containing a polymerizable compound and a polymerization initiator and having a surface tension at 25° C. in a range of 34.0 to 40.0 mN/m using an inkjet head having a nozzle plate with a face on the ink discharge side treated so as to have affinity for an ink, and a curing step of curing the ink composition by irradiating the discharged ink composition with actinic radiation. There is also provided a printed material recorded by the inkjet recording method.02-02-2012
20120033010AQUEOUS INKJET INK - According to one embodiment, an aqueous inkjet ink includes a color material in an amount of 2 to 20% by mass of the total amount of ink, water in an amount of 41 to 70% by mass of the total amount, and a water-soluble organic solvent in an amount of 20 to 53% by mass of the total amount. The solvent contains a compound represented by the following general formula 1 which accounts for 20 to 50% by mass of the total amount of ink. When the amount of compound is equal to the amount of solvent, the total amount of solvent is the compound, and the sum of the amounts of the color material, the water, and the solvent is 100% by mass or less of the ink.02-09-2012
20130201249LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid ejection head includes: a chip including a substrate having an energy generating element, an ejection orifice member, and an electrode terminal; an electric wiring board; a support member for supporting the wiring board, the support member having an opening surrounding the chip; a chip periphery sealing member which fills a gap between the chip and the opening; and an electrically connecting portion sealing member disposed in contact with the chip periphery sealing member and which covers an electrically connecting portion between the chip and the electric wiring board. The electrically connecting portion sealing member is a cured product of a material containing filler. The chip periphery sealing member is a cured product of a material containing at least one of specific siloxanes. The chip periphery sealing member and the electrically connecting portion sealing member has a difference in coefficient of linear expansion of 50 ppm/° C. or more.08-08-2013
20130201251PHOTO MEDIA - A photo media may comprise a substrate, the substrate having an image receiving side and a non-image receiving side, an extruded barrier layer disposed on the non-image receiving side of the substrate, and a laminate layer disposed on the image receiving side of the substrate after an ink layer is printed. The photo media may further comprise an image receiving layer disposed on the image receiving side of the substrate between the substrate and the laminate layer.08-08-2013
20130201250POLYURETHANE DISPERSANTS BASED ON ASYMMETRIC BRANCHED TRISUBSTITUTED ISOCYANATE REACTIVE COMPOUNDS. - Polyurethane dispersants are provided based on asymmetric branched trisubstituted isocyanate reactive compounds. These polyurethane dispersants are used to disperse pigments and/or disperse dyes and inks containing pigments and/or disperse dyes dispersed with these polyurethane ionic dispersants. The polyurethane dispersants can have nonionic hydrophilic substituents. The pigments dispersed with these polyurethane dispersants can be used in the formulation of inks, especially ink jet inks.08-08-2013
20120075379PRINTING APPARATUS - There is provided a printing apparatus capable of mounting common print heads, and capable of preventing color mixture of inks in a configuration in which a plurality of ink supply mechanisms is provided. The same print heads can be mounted on the first head mounting unit and the second head mounting unit, and the print head has a storage region, in which color information of the head mounting unit is stored, when the print head is mounted on the first head mounting unit or the second head mounting unit.03-29-2012
20120086751LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid ejection head, wherein recessed portions are formed in an ejection face such that, where, in the one direction, a distance D04-12-2012
20120086750INK JET RECORDING HEAD AND METHOD OF PRODUCING INK JET RECORDING HEAD - Provided is an ink jet recording head, including multiple ejection orifices for ejecting droplets to a recording medium, in which a normal of a plane formed of the following straight lines is tilted with respect to an axis line of each of the ejection orifices: a straight line obtained by connecting points, which are positioned on peripheries of the respective ejection orifices and are at shortest distances from a face plane, in a longitudinal direction of an ejection orifice array; and a straight line obtained by connecting points, which are positioned on the peripheries of the respective ejection orifices and are at longest distances from the face plane, in the longitudinal direction of the ejection orifice array.04-12-2012
20130208045INK COMPOSITION, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND PRINTED ARTICLE USING THE SAME - Provided is an ink composition that can form an image in which bleeding caused when the image is recorded by an ink jet method is inhibited and which has excellent toughness and glossiness and shows excellent adhesiveness with respect to various substrates, even when being dried at a low temperature.08-15-2013
20130208046INK SET HAVING MIX COLOR GLOSS UNIFORMITY - The present disclosure provides ink sets and related methods mix color gloss uniformity. The ink set can include a black ink with a black pigment having a particle size of about 14 nm to about 16 nm, a DBP absorption of about 80 ml/100 g to about 350 ml/100 g, and a BET surface area of about 160 m08-15-2013

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