NUtec Digital Ink Achieves GREENGUARD Gold Certification
GREENGUARD certified products have been rigorously tested and proven to meet some of the world’s most demanding chemical emissions standards.
Mimaki Announces a 3-Liter Maximum Capacity Ink Supply Option
New 3-liter External Ink Supply Option increases the ink tank capacity of the JFX600-2513 to a maximum of 3 liters per color
DuPont Presents Latest Artistri Inkjet Inks at PRINTING United 2022
DuPont will exhibit a full portfolio of digital printing solutions, including Artistri Brite P5500, its newest pigment ink addition for DTG and DTF applications.
Comparing Screen and Inkjet Inks for High-Durability Demand Applications
Despite the labor and material shortage and price increase challenges over the past two years, ink manufacturers are continuing to develop and improve inks for inkjet and screen printing to provide high-durability and other capabilities.
Koenig & Bauer Durst Delta SPC 130 centerpiece for Rondo’s new dedicated print production plant
Taking center stage in the dedicated digital production facility is Koenig & Bauer Durst’s Delta SPC 130 single-pass press with water-based ink technology that is driving business growth and providing the food packaging industry solutions demanded by brands. The Delta SPC 130 has been successfully transferred …
PRINTING United Alliance Criticizes Washington State Draft Plan to Regulate Ink
The Washington Department of Ecology (DoE) released a draft report recommending developing a regulation to reduce the amount of inadvertent polychlorinated biphenyls (iPCBs) found in four color process inks used by the printing industry. The DoE’s recommendation was contained in its latest draft report …
What are hickies?
Hickies are printing defects visible as small voids in a printed ink film where ink does not transfer on the plate or blanket. Doughnut hickeys appear as a white void with a solid spot in the center. Doughnut hickies are caused by non-water absorbent particles such as dried ink, rubber pieces from …
We printed a job on a plastic sheet with no problems on the first side, but when we printed the back side some of the images had a mottled appearance and it appeared there was a faint image of the first side appearing in the mottle. What could have caused
This may be a "trapping ghost." In the pile, drying ink solvent vapors from the first printed side can be deposited on the back of the next sheet. The vapors can change the surface energy or dyne level of the plastic, resulting in mottle and a ghosted image. You might want to try winding the delivery …
I was told there are wetting agents in my ink. Do I still need to use an alcohol substitute in my fountain solution?
Yes. The wetting agents in inks do not replace the wetting agents in alcohol substitutes. Ink pigments do not disperse uniformly through the ink vehicle. To reduce the surface tension of the vehicle and help the vehicle penetrate the microscopic air spaces, the ink manufacturer adds a specific amount …
How do you make a decision to use dye-based inks versus pigment-based inks?
You have to look at the specific application when making this choice. Dye-based inks tend to be slightly less expensive and have a wider color gamut when compared to pigment-based inks. They also can smear if a drop of water contacts the printed page, as dye-based inks are water-soluble. Pigment-based …