Acrylic Polymers and Resins for Printing Inks
Printing inks produced from Gellner Industrial acrylic polymers and resins will outperform conventional resins in areas of flow, hold-out, gloss and solubility. Whether used in screen printing inks, flexographic (flexo) printing inks or gravure printing inks, our acrylic resins and polymers ensure superior adhesion, sharpness and color richness with an array of substrates.
Screen Printing Inks
Screen printing ink is essential to silk screen printing, one of the most versatile printing processes in existence today. This ink comes in many different weights and offers varying degrees of adhesion and environmental resistance properties. Why is screen printing superior to other processes? Unlike other inks, screen printing inks produce excellent results with a diversity of materials, including paper, plastics, glass, fabrics, metals, poster board and many other substrates.
Screen printing inks made from Gellner Industrial acrylic polymers will print sharply without drying in the screen, due to excellent solubility characteristics. When formulated from an Ottopol acrylic resin from Gellner Industrial, screen printing inks are ideal for banners, t-shirts and wallpaper.
Flexo Printing Inks
Primarily used in packaging, flexo printing ink provides a way to print economically on a variety of surfaces. It is formulated for high-speed printing in an assortment of applications such as corrugated containers, folding cartons, paper sacks, plastic bags, milk and beverage containers, disposable cups and containers, labels, adhesive tapes, envelopes, newspaper and packaging found in your grocery store. When used in flexo printing inks, Gellner acrylic polymers provide superior adhesion to non-porous surfaces such as vinyl, polypropylene, metals and glass. Our specially formulated acrylic polymers also offer notable alkali resistance, while maintaining excellent press open time for flexo printing inks.
Gravure Printing Inks
Gravure printing inks are traditionally used for high-end applications such as magazines, newspaper supplements, catalogs, labels, cartons and gift wrap. A gravure printing ink must print from a fine line screen. Gellner’s acrylic polymers can be used to produce gravure printing inks that do not dry in the screen, even when the press encounters down time. Our top-performing acrylic polymers can also be used to create high-quality gravure printing ink for vinyl floors and wallpaper.