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  • 18 Sep 2018

Label Academy releases new book

Label Academy releases new book

The Label Academy has released a new book on inks, coatings and varnishes.

Edited by Andy Thomas-Emans, ‘Inks, Coatings and Varnishes: A guide to manufacture, handling and performance’ is now available at

The book can also be bought at Labelexpo Americas 2018, where the whole catalog of Label Academy books is available to buy.

The new book sets out to demonstrate that inks and coatings form one part of a complex eco-system, delivering key objectives to the label converter. By the end of this book, readers can appreciate the intricacies of the ink and coating system, as well as the manufacturing processes and complex additives which allow these products to be produced and continually refined.

Topics include: understanding ink systems and chemistries, drying and curing systems, ink manufacturing, the role of coatings, automating ink logistics, proofing and testing procedures, impact of legislation on ink manufacture and usage, security inks and coatings, surface treatment and ink adhesion and more.

The book on inks, coatings and varnishes is the latest in the Label Acadmey library, which is now up to 15 titles on topics such as digital and conventional label printing, sustainability, brand protection, shrink sleeve technology, die cutting and more.

For information on the Label Academy, click here.


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