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Metallic Ink Handling Guide

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Learn all about metallic inks, how they work and how to handle them. Download this guide to gain a better understanding of how these pigments perform.

Table of Contents:

1 INTRODUCTION - 3 -
2 EFFECT PIGMENT PRODUCTION - 4 -
   2.1 Basics of aluminum effect pigment production - 4 -
   2.2 Types of metallic effect pigments and their appearance - 8 -
3 ORIENTATION MATTERS - 9 -
   3.1 Introduction - 9 -
   3.2 Handling and Dispersion of Metallic Effect Pigments - 11 -
   3.2.1 Example of a production dispersion process - 15 -
   3.3 Excursus - 16 -
   3.3.1 Dispersion of SYMIC (mica) and LUXAN (glass) flakes - 16 -
   3.3.2 Shear forces and surface-modified pigments - 17 -
   3.3.3 Shear forces on the printing machine - 21 -
   3.4 Choosing the correct substrate - 21 -
   3.5 Orientation at ink drying and curing - 26 -
   3.5.1 Solvent-borne Inks - 27 -
   3.5.2 Energy-curing inks - 30 -
   3.5.3 Water-based inks - 32 -