Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)
Jeffrey E. Elbert
Screen process printing; Ink;
Screen printing is a process known for its versatility, which is primarily a product of the unique types of inks used in the process. In addition, both ultra-violet curable inks and soy-based inks have been utilized for various printing purposes in the past, but have not been combined to formulate an ink that is both ultra-violet curable and soy-based. This project explored the possibility of combining the benefits of both of these types of inks to produce a formulation that could be used for screen printing. Many formulations were tested using different composition ratios, different photoinitiators, and different pigments. A formulation was determined which was both soy-based and successfully polymerized upon exposure to UV radiation; this formulation consisted of commercial soy oil, acrylated epoxidized soybean oil, 2-benzyl-2-(dimethylamino)-4'- morpholinobutyrophenone, and one of three organic pigments.
Date of Award
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2008 Jenna L. Cherry
Cherry, Jenna L., "Formulation of an ultra-violet curable, soy-based, organic pigment screen printing ink" (2008). Honors Program Theses. 88.