Perfluorocarbon Plasma Deposition As a Multi-Colored Inked Fabric Barrier
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
This article describes a technique wherein the migration of multi-colored dye inks into each other on a single impression fabric is obviated. According to this method, the nylon impression fabric is first spooled, and inserted in its entirety, in the plasma vacuum chamber. A vacuum of approximately 0.2 torr is achieved therein followed by the introduction of a perfluorocarbon gas. The gas is broken down by a low power RF discharge in the vacuum. Templates cover the nylon. The fabric is unspooled onto a take-up reel. All of the open areas allow the plasma to redeposit, forming a set of polymeric barriers adhering to the nylon fabric as tracks on the nylon which will subsequently be inked.