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Ceramic Ink-jet Printing on Glass Substrate Using Oleophobic Surface Treatment

Lee, Ji-Hyeon;Hwang, Hae-Jin;Kim, Jin-Ho;Hwang, Kwang-Taek;Han, Kyu-Sung

  • Received : 2015.10.14
  • Accepted : 2015.12.28
  • Published : 2016.01.31

Abstract

Ink-jet printing has become a widespread technology with the society's increase in aesthetic awareness. Especially, ink-jet printing using glazed ceramic ink can offer huge advantages including high quality decoration, continuous processing, glaze patterning, and direct reproduction of high resolution images. Recently, ceramic ink-jet printing has been rapidly introduced to decorate the porcelain product and the ceramic tiles. In this study, we provide an effective method to apply ceramic ink-jet decorations on the glass substrates using a oleophobic coating with perfluorooctyl trichlorosilane. The ink-jet printed patterns were much clearer on the oleophobically coated glass surface than the bare glass surface. The contact angle of the ceramic ink was maximized to the value of $64.0^{\circ}$ on the glass surface, when it was treated with 1 vol% PFTS solution for 1 min. The effects of the printing conditions and firing process on the ink-jet printed patterns on the oleophobically coated glass were also investigated.

Keywords

Ceramic ink;Ink-jet printing;Oleophobic coating;Glaze;PFTS

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