Low-cost label production with water-based inks

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

HERMA is now presenting a special Inkprint collection. This self-adhesive material allows print shops to produce low- and very low-volume label runs on extremely economical inkjet printers with water-based inks. Whereas conventional self-adhesive materials are generally adequate for UV-curable inks, water-based ink requires a special paper coating that can absorb the ink better. The two grades included in the range, HERMAinkprint glossy (grade 211) and HERMAinkprint matt (grade 137), deliver outstanding results on standard inkjet printers, such as Canon, Epson, HP etc. with both sheet and web printing. They are also extremely suitable for ultra-fast Memjet technology which, with its static, page-wide print-head, combines the advantages of an inkjet printer with those of a page printer. Even at speeds of over 300 millimetres per second, images, codes and identification symbols can be printed crystal-clear and distortion-free in conjunction with the new HERMAinkprint range.

 

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HERMAinkprint allows high-quality labels to be printed in small batches using water-based inks and therefore very economically. Photo: cut rolls with the new self-adhesive material at the HERMA production facility.

Low-migration adhesive

Both grades feature HERMA's versatile 62Gpt adhesive. Its multilayer structure paves the way for the labels to be used in a wide variety of applications – while at the same time offering excellent processability and a compelling price/performance ratio. Their uses range from carton labelling to labels for cool and moist food packagings. The adhesive is further distinguished by its very good migration behaviour and has been approved by the German test institute ISEGA for direct contact with dry, moist and fatty foods (reduction factor 2). In conjunction with honey glassine release liner (grade 523, for rolls) and coated kraft release liner (grade 512, for sheet formats), the label stock offers superior properties for processing on all typical flat-bed and rotary die-cutting machines.

Source: Herma

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