UV white inkjet inks for single-pass label applications

18 Mar 2015

The label industry has traditionally used white ink printed as a solid block underneath images and text on clear labels to make them contrast strongly against the product packaging they are applied to.

Without a background white, colors can appear dull or even disappear and affect the product’s shelf impact and consequently brand value.

Xaar looks at UV white inkjet inks for single-pass label applications, and explores the challenges in formulating opaque white inks for the low viscosity requirements of inkjet printheads and the impact this can have on overall ink performance.

Mark Ritchie, product manager, Xaar