As with varnishes UV is also a strongly growing technology in the field of printing inks.
UV printing inks are produced in many different colours and also in different viscosities Naturally all colours should as far as possible cure evenly under UV irradiation under similar conditions and at the same printing machine speed.
While UV technology has been used in screen printing, flexography and offset printing for a long time, in the field of gravure printing, tampon printing, inkjet and stamping inks UV printing inks have only been in use for a few years.
In the following list are some printing processes where UV technology is now used very successfully:
- UV Screen Printing (sheet fed / web)
- UV Flexography
- UV Offset Printing (sheet fed / web)
- UV Letter press
- UV Tampon printing
- UV Inkjet
- UV Gravure printing