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Viscosity of Ink

Ink black, ink red, ink blue

Description

The main constituents of ink are pigment, additives and solvent. Small changes in the composition or impure raw materials result in different chemical and physical properties of the ink that might negatively affect the printing process.

Knowing the density and viscosity of ink is of great importance for ink producers because these physical properties provide important information on the quality and utilizability of the raw material and the final product.

Viscosity Tables – Measurement data

Ink black

Temp. [°C] Dyn. Viscosity [mPa.s] Kin. Viscosity [mm²/s] Density [g/cm³]
20 5.751 5.35 1.0743
25 4.875 4.55 1.0719
30 4.177 3.91 1.0695
35 3.615 3.39 1.0669
40 3.156 2.97 1.0642
45 2.776 2.62 1.0614
50 2.460 2.324 1.0585

Ink black - dynamic viscosity and density over temperature

 

Ink red

Temp. [°C] Dyn. Viscosity [mPa.s] Kin. Viscosity [mm²/s] Density [g/cm³]
20 1.114 1.10 1.0125
25 0.989 0.98 1.0112
30 0.885 0.88 1.0097
35 0.800 0.79 1.0079
40 0.726 0.72 1.0060
45 0.665 0.66 1.0039
50 0.613 0.612 1.0016

Ink red - dynamic viscosity and density over temperature

 

Ink blue

Temp. [°C] Dyn. Viscosity [mPa.s] Kin. Viscosity [mm²/s] Density [g/cm³]
20 1.123 1.11 1.0081
25 0.997 0.99 1.0069
30 0.893 0.89 1.0054
35 0.806 0.80 1.0037
40 0.733 0.73 1.0018
45 0.671 0.67 0.9997
50 0.619 0.621 0.9974

Ink blue - dynamic viscosity and density over temperature

 

Reference

Measured with DMA™ 4500 M Density Meter and Lovis 2000 ME Microviscometer.

Metainformation

Reference Measurement with DMA™ 4500 M and Lovis 2000 ME
Kin. vis. yes
Dyn. vis. yes
Density yes
Multiple temperatures yes
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