Here you will find the best information about flexographic inks
Characteristics of flexo inks?
Flexographic ink is a critical factor in the printing process. It is the way in which the image recorded on the plate is reproduced on the substrate.
The ink is a homogeneous mixture composed of pigments, resins, additives and solvents that fulfill different additional functions to impart color on the substrate and let us see the printed image.
The most important concepts of flexographic inks
Being an important variable in printing, you must know technically many of its characteristics that will allow you to control and take full advantage of its qualities.
That is why we have extended some of the most important concepts, that you can see below.
Types of flexographic inks
In flexo there are 3 types of inks which are the most common. Base inks Water, the base inks solvent and the inks Uv are the 3 categories that this printing system uses.
Each of these types of ink can be sub-classified for its characteristics.
Some are made by manufacturers thinking about their final function in the packaging, its intensity, the ability to generate more uniform layers of ink or the printing speed, among others.
Ink types are adapted according to the type of printer, since according to the technical manufacturing conditions of the machine, a certain type of ink may or may not be used.