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ACTEGA's new coatings for digital printing

Eating, Drinking, Food, Digital Printing, Coating

ACTEGA provides a broad product portfolio for the different digital printing processes as well as customer applications. Whether UV or water-based coatings and primers, the brand ACTDigi® includes innovative solutions for labels, packaging and commercial prints. For use on food packaging various certified products are offered. Coatings are available in small amounts.

Which role do coatings play in digital printing?

As already experienced with regard to other printing methods, the varnishing of printed products in digital printing gains more and more importance. The trend goes to folded boxes, flexible packaging, labels and commercial prints with a sophisticated design and a high-quality finishing.

Apart from the traditional transactional printing, the production of business cards or for example instruction manuals, there is also an increasing number of special applications. Also, combinations of offset printing and digital printing can be observed. In general it is true: Coatings provide excellent finishing possibilities, they protect the printed image and increase the productivity in printing as well as further processing.

What do coatings have to offer in digital printing?

Decisive for a successful coating in the area of overprint varnishes – also called topcoating – is the good adhesion between coating and inks. ACTDigi has been especially adapted to the various printing processes, ink systems and toners as well as to the substrates and press manufacturers.

All products are characterized by good wetting capabilities on the respective ink systems. They do not show any penetration on unprinted areas or yellowing, they are fast drying and block resistant.

For the area of substrate enhancement, ACTEGA offers special primers. In contrast to overprint varnishes, these primers are applied prior to the printing inks. Thus, they provide an optimal surface adhesion between substrate and inks. In addition, they increase a dot-sharp colour reproduction and prevent the absorption of the inks into the substrate.

At ACTEGA you can find a high-quality program of innovative coatings for digital printing.

See also

ACTEGA North America invests to accelerate the development, scale up and launch of new inks, coatings and adhesives

ACTEGA North America has purchased and installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P5, 13- inch flexographic press at its Twin Lakes R&D facility in Charlotte, N.C. The press has six print stations and a rail system currently carrying a Stork rotary screen unit, inline lamination and die cutting add-ons. The press will be used to accelerate the development, scale up and launch of new inks, coatings and adhesives as well as supporting customer focused projects.

Enhancing the shelf appeal of food products

ACTEGA is one of just a few companies whose products have a daily effect upon the lives of consumers. The functionality, integrity and finished look of many of the packaging products which consumers use day in and out can be traced back to ACTEGA, ensuring product safety and performance. Jim Zawicki and William Allen at ACTEGA North America offer an instructive insight into how the company's offering has become fundamental for safe product performance as well as significantly enhancing shelf appeal.

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