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Basic Ink Types

Basic Ink Types

SeriesDescription of Ink
22  Conventional dry paste ink for coated products, wood and metals. 
43  Medium dry conventional paste ink for plastics, longer press life than 14 Series and more gloss. 
46 Fast dry conventional paste ink for plastics and metals. Designed for high speed printing processes with convection or IR drying.
54-55 Viscous Piezo Inkjet compatible ink with extremely fast cure rates from polymerization upon exposure to LED or UV light.
71 Liquid solvent based ink for plastics designed specifically for Rotogravure offset presses.
76 Liquid solvent based ink for plastics designed specifically for the medical industry and for Rotogravure offset presses.
77 Liquid solvent based ink for plastics designed for Tampo style pad printing.
78 UV cure paste ink dry-offset with good results for a variety of metals.
79 This series of inks is LED and UV-curing. Letterflex with good results for a variety of metals. Extremely fast cure rates from polymerization.
84 UV cure paste for dry offset applications. High pigment content with consistent viscosity offer great results on a variety of plastics. Adhesion is excellent on polycarbonate, polystyrene and some metals.
84-80 UV cure paste dry-offset ink for a variety of difficult plastics and metals. This ink offers specialty characteristics for special plastics (ie: PP, PE), usually if the 94 series is marginally successful.
84-96 UV cure paste dry offset ink for difficult substrates, especially where chemical, tape, and scratch resistance are critical.
85 UV cure paste ink for dry-offset or letterflex, etc, print methods. Higher pigment load and overprintable.
85-97 UV cure paste ink for dry-offset or letterflex, etc, print methods. Higher pigment load and overprintable - for difficult substrates.
85-83 UV cure paste ink for dry-offset, letterflex, letterpress print methods. High pigment and overprintable content with creamy texture for smooth coverage on moderately fast printing systems.
90 UV cure liquid ink for UV Flexographic applications and nonporous substrates.
91 UV cure liquid ink for FlexApex applications and difficult plastics and metals. Excellent results on high speed automated systems.
92 UV cure liquid ink for FlexApex applications on plastics and metals. Excellent results on slower speed automated systems.
93 UV cure liquid ink for FlexApex applications on plastics and metals. Excellent results on slower speed automated systems. This version is overprintable.

Notes:  This is only a basic summary of Capex's most popular inks with descriptions for popular usage. Many specialty ink series and clear coats fill in the blanks.

Each series has its own thinner, and when changing series, the print rollers must be cleaned and conditioned thoroughly with the corresponding thinner.  Proper conditioning is necessary for optimal printing results. Always test a small amount of ink to determine best results, as results may vary according to machine. All inks exhibit minimum 6-month shelf life.  Metallic UV inks are generally offered in 2-part formulations to maximize shelf life.

 

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