Case Study

Increase Ink Jet Print Speeds By 15% With SuperPhobic® Membrane Contactors

Source: 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division

Many high-speed, wide-format ink jet printer manufacturers are now using SuperPhobic® Membrane Contactors to remove air bubbles and excess gasses from the ink feeding the print head to reduce downtime and improve yields. Entrained bubbles and excess gasses are often the cause of printing surface defects and ink flow interruptions that can cause the printer to shut down.

Manufacturers report that by degassing ink, printer line speeds improve by up to 15%. Debubbling the ink jet ink promotes smooth printer operation and high quality output at faster speeds.

3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division