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Recyclability of Metallic Inks

It has to be understood that the statements made below are the result of Color-Logic Inc interaction with the printing industry and its associations.

This information is provided as general information to our customers, but does not release the potential user of our products from the responsibility to determine suitability of the product in their application. No liability is assumed for the correctness and completeness of the information presented. The statements are not legally binding and shall not be used in any litigation.


      What is the estimated ink coverage per square metre, for your BEST Offset Silver ink?

      Full Flood Silver (the entire sheet) – 2-3grams per Square meter. We would suggest using a calculation of 3g/sq meter for estimating purposes, but it is more realistically closer to 2grams. And of course is dependent on ink film thickness (we recommend a print density of 0.30D - 0.35D T black channel, unpolarized, 0.60-0.70 black channel polarised).

      As all jobs vary, and depends on what areas contain metallics, you will have to do some manual calculations based on the above figure. We would suggest breaking it down into sections as follows:

      100% Coverage – 3g per m2
      75% Coverage – 2.25g per m2 
      50% Coverage – 1.5g per m2
      25% Coverage – .75g per m2

      IMPORTANT: Please watch and monitor your ink consumption levels for more accurate readings as these are only estimates and may fluctuate depending on types of press, ink waste and make ready etc.

      "Sizing" SBS Board for metallic ink printing

      CUSTOMER SCENARIO
      "We have been trialling several orders on our SBS board substrate but still not seeing the metalized reflectance that we would like. I was thinking of running a transparent white underneath the silver and CMYK to “size” the sheet to get more reflectance using conventional inks. Have you seen this applied and if so do you think it would benefit as we run on board?" Read More…