Characterization of Angle Dependent Color Travel of Printed Multi-Color Effect Pigment on Different Color Substrates

  • Mirica Karlovits

Abstract

Color-travel pigments, which exhibit much more extensive color change as well provide angle-dependent optical effect can be used in many industrial products. In present paper the multi-color effect pigment printed on three different foils with different background color (black, silver and transparent) was investigated. The pigment was based on synthetically produced transparent silicon dioxide platelets coated with titanium dioxide. CIEL*a*b* values and reflection of prints were measured by multi-angle spectrophotometer at constant illumination at an angle of 45º and different viewing angles (-15º, 15°, 25º, 45º, 75º and 110º) were used. The measurements of printed multi-color pigment showed that CIEL*a*b* color coordinates varied to great extents, depending on detection angles as well on color of the printing substrate. The study revealed that pigmnet printed on black background obtained significant change in color. The study has also shown that when viewing angle increases, the reflection curves decreases.

Published
Dec 21, 2016
How to Cite
KARLOVITS, Mirica. Characterization of Angle Dependent Color Travel of Printed Multi-Color Effect Pigment on Different Color Substrates. Acta Graphica, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 3-4, p. 57-60, dec. 2016. ISSN 1848-3828. Available at: <http://actagraphica.hr/index.php/actagraphica/article/view/35>. Date accessed: 01 oct. 2020.
Section
Original Scientific Papers