Developments in ink manufacturing

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The manufacturing of inks for today’s high-performance press systems has required developments in milling, formulation and testing technology. At the same time, suppliers have faced manufacturing challenges in developing food packaging compliant inks. 

Formulators must take account not only of the print performance of an ink on different types of press, print processes and substrate, but also the subsequent processes to which the label will be subject on the packaging line, subsequent storage and usage by the final end user.