Inkjet printers, which help almost any person to quickly develop high-quality photo prints, tend to be an integration of precision technologies, including those for ink and print minds. Canon's capability to combine component technologies has actually elevated the standard of inkjet printers to brand-new heights.
GOOD (Full-Photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering)
Managing Microscopic Ink Droplets
After building the basic components found in inkjet printers, Canon has continued to foster brand-new some ideas and initial technologies on the go. FINE is the key technology behind these innovations. FINE's ink ejection mechanism and printing head manufacturing technology have enabled Canon to attain dramatic improvements in image quality, gradation expression, and image stability.
Ejection system for correct keeping of Microscopic Ink Droplets as Small as 1 Picoliter*1
Microscopic ink droplets and accurate ejection are essential to high picture quality. With standard ejection methods, but the finer the ink droplets, the greater susceptible these are generally to airflow disturbances from printing mind activity and changes in ink viscosity because of temperature fluctuations, resulting in contradictory ejection volumes and ink dot positioning.
Canon's small print mind means that all the ink beneath the heater is pressed in one ejection assuring efficient performance. Ink droplet speed is increased to more than 1.5 times compared to mainstream systems, lowering their susceptibility to airflow disruptions make it possible for increased positioning accuracy.
FINE's Ink-Ejection Process
- *1 picoliter (pl) : 1 pl = one trillionth of a liter
Print Head Manufacturing Technologies Using Nanoprecision Semiconductor Exposure Equipment
Attaining smaller droplet sizes and faster print speeds needs high-precision fabrication technologies allow the keeping of a lot more nozzles over a wider area. Canon's FINE print minds were created by integrating the heating units and nozzles into just one device on a wafer making use of an activity that makes many of organization's expertise in semiconductor manufacturing, and its initial material technologies and revolutionary handling technologies. The capability to fabricate nozzles with a high precision over big places without the need for bonding procedures can help you organize 6, 000 or higher nozzles within a place calculating only 20 mm x 16 mm, around the size of a thumbprint.
Print Head with Enlarged View of Nozzle Configuration
Long-Lasting Beauty of Images
ChromaLife100+ is an enhanced system for preserving the good thing about pictures that integrates Canon's genuine dye inks*3 and genuine image report to make photos with a 300-year record album storage, 30-year light fastness, and fuel fastness of 20 years.*4
Multiple performance demands are at the same time put on the inks found in Canon inkjet printers, including temperature stability, the maintenance of good droplet setup (correct spheres of just one pl), and protection. Bright color, large ink thickness, and fade opposition may essential. Because of the adjustment of this dye structure of this ink together with inclusion of a new durability improver into the image paper, fuel fastness features enhanced somewhat. Additionally, the capability to replicate colors in the red area was broadened, making it possible to preserve fresh, wealthy colors over an extended time frame.
- *3 Dye inks
A form of ink where the coloring material is dissolved in the molecular amount; if at all possible designed for use within photo images.
- *4 300-year album storage, 30-year light-fastness, and gas-fastness of two decades.
Permanence figures tend to be projections based on tests carried out under accelerated ecological circumstances and therefore are maybe not guaranteed in full. More descriptive information about exactly how these projections tend to be computed, together with requirements utilized, are available on below.
About record album storage:
Album storage is dependant on the presumption that printout is stored in an archival record with a plastic address sheet and held at night.
Requirements for estimation
The permanence presented above is projected with an accelerated dark storage test (ISO 18924). Examples are held in a controlled environment with a high heat and 50per cent relative moisture. The test environment was designed to speed up color-fading. The price of reduction in optical thickness and rate of yellowish stain for the paper tend to be assessed. Finally, the outcomes tend to be extrapolated to the length of time whenever a printed picture is held in a world of 23°C at 50per cent general moisture.
About light fastness:
Criteria for estimation
Estimated light fastness is created in after test problems.
Light source: White fluorescent light 70, 000 lux; Temperature: 24°C; Humidity: 60per cent RH; A 2-mm dense cup is positioned on the test with an air space amongst the cup as well as the test during accelerated evaluation.
About gas fastness:
Requirements for estimation
Approximated gasoline fastness is created under the after test circumstances:
Heat (24°C) and humidity (60percent RH) tend to be controlled in an environment of blended gases of O3, NOx and SOx.
The ratio of gases is typical to interior environment composition (O3: NOx: SOx = 3:19:1) with 100 times concentration being speed up color-fading.
Criteria for estimation of print longevity shown above
Estimates for picture permanence are made utilizing the Wilhelm Imaging analysis, Inc. endpoint requirements "WIR Visually-Weighted Endpoint Criteria Set v3.0" below: the point whereby monochromatic/reflective optical thickness programs loss of 20-35percent (figure set respectively for each shade, starting density of 1.0 and 0.6). The point where the difference in color stability of yellowish, magenta and cyan (each element in composite black) reaches 12-18%.
Examples had been imprinted with an optical thickness of 1.0 and 0.6 (each black colored, cyan, magenta, yellowish) using default printer motorist establishing for each news.
For the durability figures showing up in this section, images were produced through a mixture of Canon picture Paper Plus Glossy II printing news, 2008 brand new dye ink.