Flexographic Inks


Flexographic Ink

Your search for fast-drying and sustainable flexographic inks ends here.

DIC India is among the country’s oldest solvent-based and water-based flexo ink manufacturers.

Our range of flexographic inks is designed especially for the fast-growing label and packaging industry. Get an immaculate finish, clear labels, and vibrant colours with our highly pigmented, low-viscosity flexo inks.

High performance topcoats

High performance topcoats

  • Pressure sensitive labels
  • Shrink sleeves
  • IML
  • Tubes printing
  • Rotary silk screen
  • Self-adhesive labels

The unique technologies offer a great value to the convertors in terms of versatility, cost effectiveness, low inventories, inks recyclability and high productivity .The systems offer huge reduction of raw material components imparting a competitive edge to the printers. We also offer a host of general and special effects coatings, primers for decorative and performance functions.

Solvent Based Flexo Inks Product Range

Solvent Based Flexo Inks Product Range

GPL/ Unolam Inks:

  • Highly pigmented
  • Low Viscocity
  • High transparency
  • Tubes printing
  • Gloss finish
  • Suitable for high printing speeds

SunEster Inks:

  • Designed for PE-extrusion lamination
  • Low Viscocity
  • Excellent bond strength
  • Best for HD printing with lower ink GSM

Polytone/Polytone Plus Inks:

  • Best for treated LDPE
  • Excellent dot reproduction with minimum gain

Sigmafilm and Daiol Resist Inks:

  • Low odour, high strength
  • Suitable for polyolefin
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • Resistant to water, oil, milk, and fats
  • Good scuff resistance and slip properties

Pinnacle, Pinnacle Plus and Corona Hitone Inks:

  • Moderate heat resistance
  • Suitable for polyolefin
  • High transparency
  • Resistant to water, oil, milk, and fats
  • Unmatched colour depth

Water Based Flexo Inks Product Range

Water Based Flexo Inks Product Range

Corroflex Inks:

  • High-strength flexo inks
  • Designed for printing on bleached or natural kraft liners, paper, recycled paper, and fibre boards.
  • Suited for both line and tone printing
  • Water-bleed resistant and deep-freeze resistant once dry

Aquafine Inks:

  • High gloss
  • Strong adhesion properties
  • Free from heavy metals
  • Water and alcohol resistant
  • Excellent rheology

Aseptic packaging:

  • Packaging ink
  • Ideal for the beverages sector

Neptune PE Inks:

  • Designed for PE-coated paper cup printing
  • Also suited for polyethene-coated cups and board tableware
  • Good water resistance
  • Resistance to condiments and food additives

Neptune Coffee Cup Inks

  • Designed for surfaces with a high coefficient of friction
  • Resistance to hot and cold beverages

AquaLam SunStrato™

  • It is ideal for treated and coated films intended for subsequent lamination
  • Provides stable viscosity on press
  • Low foaming and fast drying

AquaThene SunSpectro™

  • Perfect for printing on treated polyethene films and poly-coated boards.
  • Provides stable viscosity on press
  • Low foaming and fast drying

UV Cureable Inks:

  • Does not contain banned photo-initiators.
  • Wide colour gamut
  • Excellent rheology

Flexo ink spray shades

Special Coatings

SunSpectro Matt Finisher: It provides velvety touch / feelings after application. It is available in Matt lacquer for over printing on Treated Bare or Printed LDPE, OPP & PET

Imported 2K OPVs: It has excellent printability along with being chlorine free, it has long pot life. It can be applied over treated PE, Coextruded OPP (plain corona treated), CC PET, Corona treated PA (Nylon) etc.

Corrugation packaging : Complete range of preprint and post print Corroflex ink system with proven technologies of Group companies in Europe.

Label printing : The new UV Flexo range of products caters to the following segments of narrow web industry:

Flexographic Printing Presses required a unique press setup before producing the colourful printed jobs. The process involved mounting the plates on the plate cylinder and pouring the inks in the Ink-ducts.

Since Flexo printing is a direct transfer process of transferring the image on the substrate, which requires the ink properties to be unique and fast-drying.

Being one of the oldest flexographic ink manufacturers in the country and having a broad channel of flexographic ink suppliers in the country, we are proud to share that we have a boutique of water-based flexographic ink formulation to develop the water-based ink for flexo printing.

Flexo water-based inks are in High Demand Due to their sustainable nature. Now, We can proudly say we are one of the coveted water-based flexo ink manufacturers. Solvent-based flexographic ink also holds its own value for being on the economic side during the purchase. Flexo printing has a predominant presence in short-run printing jobs, and we have an in-depth understanding of the need for printers and converters.

Our product portfolio in flexographic printing ink offerings, both Water-based Ink and Solvent-Based Ink, make us one of the finest flexographic printing ink manufacturers in the country.

The water based inks for flexographic printing can make your label printing application sustainable by adding its chemical-free composition USP. Water based Flexo inks contain almost 80% water as Base liquid material during the manufacturing of the water-based flexo printing ink.


Frequently Asked Questions

What Unique Benefits Does Flexo Printing Offer That Other Printing Techniques Don't?

Flexo printing offers several unique benefits, such as the ability to print on a variety of substrates, including non-porous materials, fast drying times, suitability for long print runs, ability to use water-based inks, and capability for inline finishing processes like laminating and die-cutting.

How Does Flexo Printing Cater to Modern Sustainable Printing Needs?

Flexo printing caters to modern sustainable printing needs through the use of water-based inks and solvent-free processes, which reduce emissions and minimize environmental impact. Additionally, it allows for printing on recycled and biodegradable materials, contributing to sustainability efforts.

Can Flexo Printing Meet the Demands of High-Volume Packaging Projects?

Yes, flexo printing is well-suited to meet the demands of high-volume packaging projects due to its high-speed printing capabilities, ability to handle large print runs efficiently, and compatibility with various substrates. This makes it a preferred choice for industries requiring mass production.

What Ways Does Flexo Printing Stand Out for Label and Packaging Quality?

Flexo printing stands out for label and packaging quality due to its ability to achieve high-resolution prints with vibrant colors, sharp images, and crisp text. Its versatility in printing on various substrates ensures that labels and packaging maintain their integrity and visual appeal.

What Innovations in Flexo Printing Are Changing the Industry Today?

Innovations in flexo printing, such as the development of advanced printing plates, improved ink formulations, enhanced color management systems, and the integration of digital technologies, are changing the industry by enabling higher print quality, faster turnaround times, and increased efficiency.

How Does Flexo Printing Support the Unique Needs of Food Packaging?

Flexo printing supports the unique needs of food packaging by utilizing food-safe, low-migration inks and printing on FDA-approved substrates. It ensures that printed materials comply with food safety regulations while maintaining high-quality printing standards and product appeal.

What Are the Design Advantages of Choosing Flexo Printing for My Project?

The design advantages of choosing flexo printing for your project include the ability to achieve intricate designs, vibrant colors, and consistent print quality. Flexo printing also allows for a wide range of finishing options, such as embossing, foiling, and varnishing to enhance visual appeal.

How Cost-Effective is Flexo Printing for Small Business Needs?

Flexo printing is cost-effective for small business needs due to its ability to handle high-volume printing at relatively low costs per unit. Additionally, the use of water-based inks and efficient production processes can further reduce overall printing expenses, making it an attractive option for small businesses.

What Types of Materials Can Be Printed Using Flexo Printing?

Flexo printing can be used to print on a variety of materials, including paper, cardboard, plastic films, flexible packaging materials, metallic foils, and labels. Its versatility in substrate compatibility makes it suitable for a wide range of applications across different industries.

How Has Flexo Printing Technology Evolved to Improve Print Quality and Efficiency?

Flexo printing technology has evolved significantly to improve print quality and efficiency through innovations such as advanced plate-making techniques, improved ink formulations, enhanced color management systems, and the integration of automation and digital printing technologies. These advancements have led to higher-resolution prints, faster production speeds, reduced waste, and overall improved efficiency in the flexo printing process.

How Does Flexographic Ink from DIC India Contribute to the Superiority of Flexo Printing?

Flexographic ink from DIC India enhances the superiority of flexo printing with advanced formulations that offer fast drying times, superior adhesion to various substrates, vibrant color reproduction, and the ability to print fine details and intricate designs with precision.

What Are the Environmental Benefits of Using DIC India's Flexographic Inks?

DIC India's flexographic inks provide environmental benefits by being formulated with low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and heavy metals, and many are compatible with water-based or UV-curable formulations. This reduces emissions and minimizes environmental impact compared to traditional solvent-based inks.

Can DIC India's Flexographic Inks Be Customized to Suit Specific Printing Needs?

Yes, DIC India's flexographic inks can be customized to suit specific printing needs by adjusting properties such as viscosity, color intensity, drying speed, and other characteristics. DIC India works closely with printers to develop tailored formulations that meet their unique requirements.

How Do Different Types of DIC India's Flexographic Inks Affect Print Durability?

Different types of DIC India's flexographic inks, such as water-based, solvent-based, and UV-curable formulations, can affect print durability differently. UV-curable inks, for instance, offer excellent durability and resistance to fading and abrasion, while water-based inks may require additional coatings for enhanced durability, particularly on certain substrates.

What Steps Are Involved in Choosing the Right DIC India Ink for a Flexo Print Project?

Choosing the right DIC India ink for a flexo print project involves considering factors such as substrate type, printing speed, drying requirements, color gamut, print durability, and environmental considerations. DIC India provides technical support and expertise to assist printers in selecting the most suitable ink for their specific project needs.

How Has Flexographic Ink Technology from DIC India Advanced to Improve Print Quality?

Flexographic ink technology from DIC India has advanced significantly to improve print quality through innovations such as better pigment dispersion for vibrant colors, enhanced adhesion promoters for improved substrate compatibility, and the formulation of low-VOC and low-migration inks for environmental and safety compliance.

What Are the Most Common Misconceptions About DIC India's Flexographic Inks?

One common misconception about DIC India's flexographic inks is that they are all solvent-based and environmentally harmful. However, DIC India offers a range of environmentally friendly options, including water-based and UV-curable formulations. Another misconception is that DIC India's flexographic inks cannot achieve high-quality prints, which is untrue, given the company's commitment to innovation and quality.

How Do DIC India's Flexographic Inks Behave on Different Substrates?

DIC India's flexographic inks behave differently on different substrates depending on factors such as porosity, surface tension, and chemical composition. DIC India provides a range of specialized inks and additives to optimize adhesion, color vibrancy, and print quality on various substrates, ensuring consistent performance across different applications.

Can DIC India's Flexographic Inks be Used for Both Food Packaging and Non-Food Items?

Yes, DIC India's flexographic inks can be formulated to meet regulatory requirements for both food packaging and non-food items. DIC India offers ink formulations compliant with FDA regulations in the United States and EU directives in Europe, ensuring safety and suitability for a wide range of applications.

What Are the Safety Standards Associated With DIC India's Flexographic Inks?

Safety standards associated with DIC India's flexographic inks include regulations on chemical composition, heavy metal content, migration levels, and overall product safety. DIC India adheres to stringent quality control measures and regulatory requirements to ensure that its ink formulations meet the highest safety standards for intended applications.

What Sets DIC India's Flexographic Inks Apart from Competitors?

DIC India's flexographic inks stand out from competitors due to their advanced formulations, which offer superior adhesion, vibrant color reproduction, fast drying times, and compatibility with various substrates. Additionally, DIC's commitment to innovation and quality ensures that its inks consistently meet the highest industry standards.

How Does DIC Ensure the Quality and Consistency of Its Flexographic Inks?

DIC India ensures the quality and consistency of its flexographic inks through rigorous quality control measures at every stage of the production process. This includes strict adherence to standardized formulations, comprehensive testing procedures, and continuous monitoring to maintain consistency in ink performance and color accuracy.

Can DIC Flexographic Inks Be Customized for Specific Printing Needs?

Yes, DIC flexographic inks can be customized for specific printing needs by adjusting properties such as viscosity, color intensity, drying speed, and other characteristics. DIC works closely with clients to develop tailored ink formulations that meet their unique requirements and printing challenges.

What Range of Colors and Finishes Do DIC Flexographic Inks Offer?

DIC flexographic inks offer a wide range of colors and finishes to suit diverse printing requirements. This includes standard colors, custom color matching services, metallic inks, fluorescent inks, and specialty finishes such as gloss, matte, and textured effects, providing flexibility and creative options for print projects.

How Has DIC's Research and Development Impacted the Flexographic Printing Industry?

DIC's research and development efforts have had a significant impact on the flexographic printing industry by driving innovation, improving print quality, enhancing efficiency, and promoting sustainability. Through continuous investment in R&D, DIC has introduced new technologies, advanced formulations, and eco-friendly solutions that have helped shape the evolution of flexographic printing.

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