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Glossy Solvent based black

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2024 10:36 am
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!

Re: Glossy Solvent based black

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2024 8:27 pm
by longtimefan
Current ink supplier should have something? If not ask around

Re: Glossy Solvent based black

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2024 2:45 am
by Gorilla Printer
Try DIC Corporation.
We use their black and it's glossy.

Re: Glossy Solvent based black

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 11:47 am
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.