Offset Inks


Offset Printing Inks

Experience Unique Brightness and Gloss with DIC India’s Offset Printing Inks.

Extraordinary gloss and robust lithographic properties make DIC India’s offset printing inks the perfect companion for modern offset presses used in commercial printing. A leading offset printing ink manufacturer in India, DIC offers a wide range of offset inks for printer convertors, a print buyers, and brand owners.

Inks used for offset printing

Offset commercial Ink

Sheetfed offset inks offer a premium quality gloss finish at low cost, using high-speed inks with faster drying time. These are ideal for printing items such as books, posters, catalogs, brochures, calendars, art books, danglers, lifestyle magazines, and movie posters.

Our sheetfed offset inks offer a vibrant color gamut with a broad color reproduction range and outstanding dot sharpness. Free of cobalt-based drying catalysts, our variants can also be deployed in adverse press conditions such as in high temperatures.


  • Wakimizu
  • Values G
  • Geos G
  • Geos G Select
  • SynerG HP
  • Magnum Plus Select
  • SynerG EX Plus
  • Eurostar Select
  • LT Spectro
  • Oasis Select
  • Eurostar
  • SF-G
  • PURRAB Star
  • Plustick

Sheetfed offset printing ink

Offset Packaging Ink

DIC brings you a superb range of offset packaging ink that provides unmatched print quality with excellent gloss and robust lithographic properties. Our range is ideal for printing solutions like mono cartons, rigid boxes, chewing tobacco, crockery boxes, footwear boxes, tiles, crockery, fruits, footwear, and food packaging cartons.


  • Genxer
  • Genxer-MO Free
  • Eurostar
  • LT Spectro
  • LT Spectro MO Free
  • SF-G

Offset Packaging Ink

Food Safe and Low Migration Solutions

DIC India offers food-safe and low-migration solutions for food, cosmetics, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and tobacco packaging. These inks have a low impact on the odor and taint of the foodstuff. They also comprise a low formation of hexanol and other odorous by-products. They are mineral-oil-free, drier-free, and don’t dry by oxidation.


  • Sun Pak FSP & Sun Pak FSP Metallic
  • SunCure 14LM159: LM UV OPV
  • SunLit Exact PSO (higher segment) & Sunlit Diamond (general segment)
  • MSB Base Colors
  • Sun Cure FLM
  • Sun Coat LMQ
  • SunCure®14LM159: LM UV OPV

Food Safe & Low Migration Solutions

UV Offset Inks

DIC has a range of UV white inks for offset printing with features like high opacity, no pinholes, no deposition on plate or blanket, and fast curing @14000 mph.


  • UVC 3000
  • UVC 4000
  • UVC 6000

UV Offset Inks


DIC India, the leading offset ink manufacturer, offers packaging base colors and concentrates, available in both light fast and non-light fast versions.


  • Colorplus Concentrates
  • Metallic Gold & Silver
  • Fluorescent Inks



Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between digital and offset printing?

Digital printing is a direct printing method where digital images are printed directly onto the paper or material. It's ideal for small runs and personalizing designs. In contrast, offset printing involves transferring (or "offsetting") ink from plates to a rubber blanket and then to the printing surface. This technique is ideal for high-quality prints and cost-effectiveness in large volumes.

Why is offset called offset?

Offset printing is named as such because the ink is not transferred directly onto the paper. Instead, the inked image is transferred (or offset) from a plate to a rubber blanket and then to the printing surface. This indirect approach contributes to the high-quality outcome.

What is the offset printing process?

  • Plate Making: An image is burned onto a plate with a laser.

  • Inking: The plate is inked, only transferring ink to the image areas.

  • Offsetting: The inked image is transferred to a rubber blanket.

  • Printing: The image is then pressed from the blanket onto the paper.

What are the types of Offset Printing?

  • Sheet-fed Offset Printing: Uses individual sheets of paper, suitable for small to medium-sized jobs.

  • Web Offset Printing: Uses large rolls of paper and is ideal for high-volume publications like newspapers.

How long does offset printing take to dry?

The drying time for offset printing can vary but typically ranges from a few hours to several days, depending on the ink and paper type.

What is the maximum size for offset printing?

The maximum size is generally determined by the press size. Large format offset presses can handle sheets up to 40 inches wide or more, suitable for large posters or maps.

How to choose between offset and digital printing?

  • Volume: Offset is more cost-effective for large runs.

  • Quality: Offset offers superior image quality.

  • Customization: Digital allows for easy customization.

How big is the quality difference between offset and digital printing?

The quality of offset printing is generally superior, especially for images and fine details, due to its precise control over ink and water balance.

Can offset printing be used for small print runs?

Traditionally, offset printing is less economical for small runs due to the setup costs. However, it proves to be cost-effective for medium to large runs.

What kind of materials can be printed with offset printing?

Offset printing can accommodate a wide range of materials, including paper, cardstock, plastic, and metal sheets.

Are there any color limitations with offset printing?

While offset printing can produce a wide spectrum of colors using the CMYK color model, it might require extra runs for special colors, potentially increasing costs.

Is offset printing environmentally friendly?

Offset printing can be environmentally friendly, especially when using soy-based inks and recycled materials. However, it depends on the practices of the printing company.

Can I use offset printing for custom-sized projects?

The turnaround for an offset printing project can vary from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the complexity and volume of the job.

Can offset printing be used for packaging materials?

  • Offset printing is widely used for packaging materials due to its ability to provide high-quality prints on various substrates, crucial for branding and product information.

  • DIC India, a leader in the offset printing industry, provides access to state-of-the-art printing technologies and materials. Their expertise can guide choices between offset and digital printing, manage environmental concerns, and accommodate custom and high-quality printing needs for a range of applications, including small runs and packaging materials.

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