Printing ink recommendations

We conduct regular print tests for our papers under realistic conditions in order to improve our knowledge of the requirements for best possible printability. Not every ink is suitable for thermal paper. For this reason we have collaborated with the ink industry to compile a list of recommended inks.

Type of ink
KP/KPR grades
KPO/KPW/KPD grades
All Topcoated grades
SIEGWERK
Waterbased Flexo   
Aqualabel HK (with cross-linker)
+
+
+
UV-Letterpress   
SICURA Typo 41-2 
+³
+
UV-Offset   
SICURA Litho NUTRIPLAST 2 (LM) 
+³
+
UV-Flexo   
SICURA Flex 39-8
+¹
+¹
+
SICURA Nutriflex 10 (LM)
+¹
+¹
+
SICURA Nutriflex LEDTec (LM-LED)
+¹
+¹
+
    
FLINT GROUP
Waterbased Flexo   
Thermokett TC
+
+
+
UV-Letterpress   
Lithocure ANCORA LP (LM) 
+³
+
Lithocure Premium 
+³
+
UV-Offset   
Lithocure Premium 
+³
+
Lithocure ANCORA (LM) 
+³
+
UV-Flexo   
Flexocure FORCE
+¹
+¹
+²
Flexocure GEMINI
+¹
+¹
+²
Flexocure ANCORA 50 (LM)
+¹
+¹
+²
Flexocure ANCORA (LM)
+¹
+¹
+²
    
ZELLER+GMELIN
UV-Offset, UV-Letterpress   
UVALUX U40 
+³
+
UVALUX U41 (LM) 
+³
+
UV-Flexo   
UVAFLEX Y80
+¹
+¹
+
UVAFLEX Y81 (LM)
+¹
+¹
+
    
GSB-WAHL
UV-Offset, UV-Letterpress   
UV-Serie 6400 MA (LM) 
+³
+
UV-Flexo   
UV-Labelflex Serie 81 MA (LM)
+¹
+¹
+
Waterbased Flexo   
Thermo Label Serie TL
+
+
+
    
HUBERGROUP
UV-Offset   
NewV pack UG5000 
+³
+
NewV pack UG4000 
+³
+
UV-Flexo   
NewV flex UF4000
+¹
+¹
+
    
JÄNECKE+SCHNEEMANN
UV-Offset   
Supra UV Serie 569920-923 
+³
+
Supra UV Serie 570160-163 
+³
+
    
VAN SON
Waterbased Flexo   
ET-Aquabase+
+
+
+
    
DR. RODATZ NACHF.
Waterbased Flexo   
Farbserie 4 WT
(with cross-linker 21010 WT)
+
+
+

LM = Low Migration

These specifications are recommendations by the ink manufacturers. We can assume no liability for their accuracy.

1 With UV-flexo ink on Non-Topcoated materials (KP, KPR, KPO, KPW, and KPD grades), discolouration may occur, appearing even weeks or months after printing. Here we strongly recommend pretests. Complete drying, means cross-linking of the ink, must be guaranteed in the printing process. 

2 Through addition of the additive FLINT GROUP UAA00117, ink adhesion can be improved. Please consult the manufacturer's specification.

3 The UV-offset printability of KPW and KPD grades is limited. The result depends essentially on the layout, the machine settings and conditions. Printing tests are always necessary. Low-tack inks are recommended.

For product analyses and comparisons or detailed information on the processing of thermal papers, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to be of service.