TAPPI T830 Sutherland Ink Rub

Testing Standard:

TAPPI T830 Ink Rub Test of Containerboard and Corrugated Board

Standard Number
TAPPI T830

Standard Title
Ink Rub Test of Containerboard and Corrugated Board, Test Method

Overview:

TAPPI T830 Test Method evaluates the scuff resistance of ink and print on containerboard and corrugated material. Depending on the intended application, the material can be tested in multiple variations such as dry, wet, wet bleed, or transfer methods. Purple Diamond Testing offers TAPPI T830 Ink Rub Test of Containerboard and Corrugated Board as part of our packaging compliance and validation services.

Rationale:

TAPPI T830 – Ink Rub Test of Containerboard and Corrugated Board. This test method is ideal when verifying the durability of ink printing that needs to remain legible throughout the distribution cycle. This is achieved by rubbing a weighted receptor block against the printed substrate for a set number of cycles and inspecting for scuffing or ink transfer. Common examples include comparisons between ink or substrate options and print on multiple types of coated paper.

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