Drip off Systems

Special effects with drip off systems

Drip off represents an eye-catching method to achieve matt and gloss or repellent effects in a single process and with just one coating unit. Thus, as an inline finishing, drip off systems stand for impressive effects and a high efficiency at the same time.

Drip off systems consist of a combination of a matt effect primer and a matching drip off gloss coating.

Do you have any questions? Contact us and we will be happy to advise you on your individual requirements.

How drip off works

Out of the last ink duct, a matt effect primer is applied partially. A suitable gloss coating is used out of the coating unit. Where primer and gloss coating meet, you achieve impressive matt or repellent effects – depending on the primer’s formulation. Areas without primer show a glossy surface. Drip off systems offer highest register accuracy, even with regard to fine lettering and detailed motifs. There is no need to apply a coating plate.

Drip off is a perfect method to create more attention at the Point of Sale by high-value finishing of your printed products.

Dr. Björn Askevold

Global Portfolio Manager Paper-Based Packaging

At ACTEGA, both water-based and UV drip off systems are available

Water-based drip off systems

  • They consist of a water-based gloss coating and an oil-based primer.
  • They achieve pleasantly smooth matt surfaces and distinct matt/gloss differences.
  • All systems provide good drying characteristics as well as a good scratch and scuff resistance.

UV drip off systems

  • In combination with a UV varnish, both UV and oil-based primers are possible.
  • Depending on the primer, application amount and machine settings, fine to coarse structures can be realized.
  • The results are strong visual and haptic differences compared to the gloss varnish.
  • All systems are characterized by a very good scratch and scuff resistance.

Also ask for LED-UV drip off systems.