Application Note

Increase Ink Jet Print Speeds By 15% With 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ SP Series Membrane Contactors

Source: 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division

Many high-speed, wide-format ink jet printer manufacturers are now using 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ SP Series Membrane Contactors to remove air bubbles and excess gases from ink to reduce downtime and improve yields. Entrained bubbles and excess gases are often the cause of printing surface defects and ink flow interruptions that can cause printer shut-downs.

Manufacturers report that by degassing ink before it enters the print head, printer line speeds improve by up to 15%. Debubbling the ink also promotes smooth printer operation and high quality output at faster speeds.