ink bleed

ink bleed

[′iŋk ‚blēd]
(computer science)
In character recognition, the capillary extension of ink beyond the original edges of a printed or handwritten character.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Product features may require scuff resistance, detergent resistance, water, steam, ink bleed, etc.
"The proprietary EUCON technology in the new press is composed of three core components: a newly developed, high performance UV ink; a unique undercoating technology used to prevent ink bleed; and a nitrogen purge technology, which is used to significantly reduce the characteristic odor of UV ink," he added.
APR also reported favorably on one commercial solution--labels that float in water in the sink/float process and have no ink bleed, such as a wrap-around PP sleeve labels in which the ink is laminated between two layers.
This pigmented ink minimizes the ink bleed for bar codes and small text, and offers better light fastness than dye-based inks.
Some project managers freeze themselves into analysis paralysis worrying about details like the extent of ink bleed on corrugated.
And, finally, they need to ensure no ink bleed. All of this is made trickier by the fact that the copolyester labels have a density similar to that of PET.
"There's something about the way ink bleeds into the paper," he told Seattle Metropolitan magazine.