Accession Number : ADA318679

Title :   Photopolymer Printer-Processor (Exploratory Development).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Personal Author(s) : Townsend, Pierre

PDF Url : ADA318679

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : An exploratory development model of a Photopolymer printer-Processor, designed to make positive transparencies from 5-inch-wide aerial roll film by means of the photopolymer process, is evaluated. The equipment is contained in two separate units: a printer, viewer, and chopper in one unit; a processor and dryer in the second unit. The units weigh 80 pounds and 115 pounds, respectively. The light source in the printer is a 100-watt mercury arc tube; about 40 seconds are required for printing. After printing and chopping, the print is manually fed into the processor where it is gripped at the edges by conveyor belts and carried, emulsion side up, down an incline under a stream of 1 percent hydrogen peroxide. Processing and drying require 72 seconds per print. As presently designed, the equipment requires an amount of hydrogen peroxide and water that is excessive.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS, *PRINTING EQUIPMENT, MODELS, WATER, LIGHT SOURCES, PRINTING, BELTS, DRYING, TRANSPARENCIES, EMULSIONS, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, CONVEYORS.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Photography
      Printing and Graphic Arts

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE