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CUSTOM COLOR INKS FOR LIQUID INK ANNOTATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026639D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Custom color inks for liquid ink annotation applications in electrophoto-graphic related printing and copying machines is disclosed. The concept of custom color allows a supplier or customer to custom blend desired colors of marking materials for specific customer applications. Custom colors are used widely in industry and commerce to impart trade dress or brand recognition among customers. Custom color inks for use in liquid annotation using, for example, ink jet printers may be formulated by a customer or operator by using a clear base ink formulation that may be mixed with colored ink concentrates in well defined proportions. For example, a desired custom color may be achieved by injecting with a syringe, a dye concentrate into the clear or colorless base ink. Examples of custom color formulations are, for example,