Digital Imaging Media

Carestream Contract Manufacturing applies precision, roll-to-roll coating experience to meet the needs of today’s digital imaging media – including inkjet receptive paper and films, specialty graphic media and scratch-resistant hardcoat films for touch screen and graphics applications. Our in-house contract manufacturing capabilities from solution making and coating through finished product packaging and distribution provide reduced costs and improved service. We understand the challenges and critical quality parameters required in these markets. Our unique drying and curing capabilities ensure the highest quality for both sensitive, microporous inkjet formulations and highly crosslinked UV hardcoats. Our clean room environment and precision coating provide products free of streaks, scratches and debris for demanding imaging and optical applications.

Common Process / Product Requirements:

  • On-site mixing including polyvinyl alcohol, silica and alumina-based inkjet formulations
  • Critical dispersion techniques
  • Curtain or slot die coating
  • Multi-layer – simultaneous or tandem coated
  • Multi-zone temperature and humidity controlled drying for sensitive layers
  • Extremely long dryers for fast line speeds
  • UV curing with nitrogen inerting for hardcoats
  • Thickness uniformity of ± 1% to 5%
  • Lamination of additional layers or protective masks
  • 100% automated optical inspection

Custom Coated Digital Imaging Media Product Examples:

Trust Carestream to move your digital imaging and hardcoat products from concept to full production economically. Contact Todd Arndorfer to learn more about our precision coating and contract manufacturing services in the digital imaging market, and Brian Pahl for the hardcoat market.

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