Technical Consulting:Temporarily Using water-based inks on printing presses
W&H printing experts offer technical advice on how package printers can temporarily switch their machines, designed for solvent-based inks, to water-based inks.
W&H printing presses can be set up for both solvent-based inks and water-based inks. For a temporary changeover between the two types of ink, mechanical parts, for example, have to be adapted. W&H printing experts now offer a free technical consultation for customers to discuss which adjustments are necessary for their specific machine."We also give general tips on the use of water-based inks and on the efficient cleaning process between the change," explains Markus Bauschulte, Head of Technical Sales Printing at W&H.
Switching to water-based inks could be an interesting option for many package printers given the current dwindling availability of solvents and resulting higher prices of solvent-based inks.