Ink Changes In Flexo Printing

Ink Changes in Flexo Printing

The flexographic printing market isn't slowing down—due to the wide range of package applications, cost and environmental concerns, more and more companies are using flexo printing for their final products. As a result, printers are trying to find innovative ways to take a better final product to their clients, at a more affordable rate, while cutting down on their own waste and ink use.

The solution for printers across the globe is Gelflex-EB ink. The revolutionary ink has been engineered by Techno Solutions and supported by Energy Sciences Inc. (ESI), the world leader in electron beam (EB) systems and solutions. The idea behind Gelflex-EB ink was simple: provide a new ink for CI flexo that will provide year over year cost reduction, while eliminating excess waste, and producing less dot gain.

Gelflex-EB increases the productivity of the printing operation, by being liquid enough for all CI flexo printing operations, but at the same time has the ability to thicken rapidly, which effectively traps ink in the wet state. This results in the elimination of all inter-station and end-of-press thermal dryers, so your printing process is faster, and performed in a more cost-effective manner with eBeam.

The future of CI flexo printing is here now with Gelflex-EB ink and electron beam curing.