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Introduction to color

This article looks at the role of inks and coatings from multiple points of view, to build an understanding of how ink is manufactured, stored, specified, mixed, used on press and tested before final despatch of the finished label roll

Inks also play a key role in brand authentication, automated product identification and providing permanent marking of industrial products in hostile environments.

In addition, inks and coatings are key to a product’s compliance with a range of legislative requirements – for example where the label is applied to containers in indirect contact with foodstuffs.