Patents of the week

Science Past from the issue of April 6, 1963

By Science News, 22:32 PM March 20, 2013

A new printing invention, electrostatic printing, is expected to have a major impact on the nation’s second largest industry because good quality and inexpensive impressions can be made on virtually any material, from building bricks to fresh fruits and vegetables. In the new process dry ink particles instead of wet ink are screened onto the material to be printed. The particles are attracted to the object or surface by an electrically charged backing plate. The design or image to be printed...

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