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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30121

Title: Effects of Paper Properties on Xerographic Print Quality
Authors: Chen, Siying
Advisor: Farnood, Ramin
Yan, Ning
Department: Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Keywords: xerography
paper properties
print quality
microgloss
print mottle
visual ranking
Issue Date: 30-Nov-2011
Abstract: The objective of this thesis is to better understand the impact of paper and printer types on xerographic print quality. To achieve this objective, commercially printed samples comprising of ten different paper substrates printed using three different xerographic printers were examined. The print quality of these samples was assessed in terms of print microgloss and its nonuniformity, print density, print and gloss mottle, print roughness, and visual ranking. This study showed that print mottle conducted by Fast Fourier Transform produced the best correlation with visual ranking at the size range of 0.1 - 1mm, while print gloss mottle was found to affect print quality regardless of the mottle size. Brightness, opacity, basis weight, gloss 75, and roughness of these paper substrates were found to have the most significant effect on print quality. All of the optical properties of paper included in this analysis showed a strong correlation to print quality.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30121
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