ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants

Inkjet printable coatings

Varnishing and individualisation 

Apart from the traditional transactional printing, the production of business cards or instruction manuals, there is also an increasing number of special applications in digital printing. Combinations of offset printing and digital printing can be observed. Mailings printed and coated in offset are personalized via inkjet; packaging is provided with batch numbers or best-before-dates. Folded boxes for pharma are encoded in order to guarantee identification and traceability.

In order to meet these developments, there is a need for flexible coating solutions. So far, encoding areas were mostly left blank with coating in order to achieve a high quality and readable individualization. Now, a new coating enables the full area varnishing.

Full area coating - flexible encoding

If encoding areas are left blank with coating, the following difficulties may occur: register problems, a higher material input or increased production efforts. If you are using a coating, however, which is not suitable for this kind of application, the quality of encoding may suffer, the marking is unstable.

As a waterbased special coating, the new TerraWet Encoding Varnish G 9/817 is not only inkjet printable, but also writable and glueable - having a full area coating. Thus, it is perfectly suitable for individual marking purposes as well as for personalizations on packaging and commercial prints. An area without coating is not necessary any more. The coating can be used in a flexible way, dries fast and may be used in combination with different inks/systems.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • No lack of coating - For flexible marking and more design creativity.
  • Combinable - For the application with different inks and systems.
  • Glueable & fast drying - For a fast further processing.
  • Writable - For more functions and application possibilities.
  • Neutral gloss - For a safe and high-contrast marking in good quality and readability.