Glossy Solvent based black

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Glossy Solvent based black

Post by FJSmith »

I have a 42" CI printing press and are currently running solvent-based inks. I am looking for an extremely GLOSSY black or an OPV. Can anyone point me in the right direction? The Ink I am using now doesn't have that pop or wow factor!
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Re: Glossy Solvent based black

Post by longtimefan »

Current ink supplier should have something? If not ask around
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Re: Glossy Solvent based black

Post by Gorilla Printer »

Try DIC Corporation.
We use their black and it's glossy.
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Re: Glossy Solvent based black

Post by just Andy »

Hi FJSmith

Presuming it's surface print because reverse print is always very glossy if it's glossy film. (Don't let me go on about how we had a customer with a job on matt film wanting a glossier finish and to match the Coated Pantone book.)

It seems your ink supplier would need to formulate a "high gloss black" for you with any additives that may be available to them/remove additives that are fillers that dull the ink (such as clay).
If your work is surface print, then the additives like wax in the ink would dull the ink.

Perhaps you would need to print a lamination grade black, with a high gloss OPV (perhaps with silicone to still give some rub/scuff resistance without too much compromise on the gloss).

I hope this helps.
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