Ink Types

There are five types of inks that can be used in flexography:

solvent-based inks, water-based inks, electron beam (EB) curing inks, ultraviolet (UV) curing inks and two-part chemically-curing inks (usually based on polyurethane isocyanate reactions), although these are uncommon at the moment. Water based flexo inks with particle sizes below 5 µm may cause problems when deinking recycled paper.