Ink manufacturing
Although the formulation of inks, based on the fundamental notions of the physics and chemistry of mixtures, remains an activity that is perpetually evolving and a source of constant innovation, the basic principles of ink manufacturing are now well established.
The same manufacturing principles apply to the different types of inks (conventional offset inks, UV inks, flexo / gravure inks), involving five essential steps that determine the final properties and performance of the inks. It is therefore useful to be familiar with the main manufacturing parameters and to understand the key steps.
A schematic diagram of the ink manufacturing process is given below:ink manufaturing.jpg