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The factor in deciding which ink to use has always been related to the surface or material in which it needs printing. The surface will determine if wetting occurs, how much of the fluid is absorbed, and how the ink dries. At KGK Jet we perform Rigorous testing like Adhesion test, High and low temperature and moisture test to give the right solution to the customer.
KGK Jet has developed its own ink materials in response to the various needs of the market. In addition to regular inks, we also developed UV Ink, Stealth Inks and Edible Inks for printing directly onto foodstuffs like eggshells and fruits and tablets.
Keeping in mind,the final decision on which ink is best for a particular surface is subject to many other factors, but determining what type of surface you will be printing on is a good starting point. We've listed down two general categories below.
Our R&Dteam is in constant endeavour towards finding inks that dry really well onto the substrate or packaging but not in the printhead. For some surfaces, the only way to print on them is to use inks that dry instantly, but using them in a printhead will be a high maintenance proposition.
Porous material, such as paper & wood, do not have this problem, as ink smudges quickly into them. Instead, printhead reliability is the highest priority and challenge due to the expected irregular use. Even after prolonged ideal time, the first print is expected to be good. For this reason, low-maintenance, reliable inks are formulated by R&D team so that they get the best and consistent quality from the 1st print.
Non Porous Material
Methyl Ethyl Ketone based inks are recommended for non-porous surface applications, they offer higher levels of flexibility and better adhesion, which is desirable for this surfaces. Getting the excellent printing MEK based inks printing is UV protected & durable for coding and marking, using both CIJ and DoD technology.Speciality Inks