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Summary tables
 
Offset Varnishes and their properties
Characteristics
Conventional
Brancher Products
ISOGLISS
Application method
Ink duct water dry offset
Drying equipment
None or IR
Wet-on-wet varnishing
Conventional inks
Wet-on-dry varnishing
Conventional inks
Gluing constraints
Reserves
Amount of varnish applied g/m2
2
Drying time**
24h
Gloss
++
Resistance
++
Yellowing
Moderate
** Drying times required to obtain complete drying of the varnish (hard drying). These times are only given as an indication since they depend on the printing and varnishing conditions.

Acrylic Varnishes and their properties
Characteristics
Solvent based
Water based
Brancher Products
ENCRILAC
OVERFIX
Application method

Ink duct without fount solution

Varnishing machine
Varnishing unit
Fount solution tank
Drying equipment
None or hot air
Hot air or IR
Wet-on-wet varnishing
Conventional inks
Conventional inks
Wet-on-dry varnishing
Conventional inks
Conventional inks
Gluing constraints
No reserves
No reserves
Amount of varnish applied g/m2
2
4 à 6
Drying time**
6h
Several minutes
Gloss
+++
++
Resistance
++
+++
Yellowing
None
None
** Drying times required to obtain complete drying of the varnish (hard drying). These times are only given as an indication since they depend on the printing and varnishing conditions.

UV Varnishes and their properties
Characteristic
-
Brancher Products
UV
Application method
Ink duct
Varnishing machine
Varnishing unit
Drying equipment
UV dryer
Wet-on-wet varnishing
UV inks
Wet-on-dry varnishing
All types of ink*
Gluing constraints
Reserves except for gluable varnish
Amount of varnish applied g/m2
Ink duct 1 to 3
Varnishing machine 4 to 6
Varnishing unit 3 to 4
Drying time**
Instantaneous
Gloss
++++
Resistance
++++
Yellowing
Moderate
* UV varnishing of conventional offset or flexo inks after drying: precautions need to be taken (please refer to the Technical Data Sheets).
** Drying times required to obtain complete drying of the varnish (hard drying). These times are only given as an indication since they depend on the printing and varnishing conditions.


Flexo / Gravure Varnishes and their properties
Characteristics
-
Brancher Products
-
Application method
Flexo / Gravure unit
Drying equipment
Hot air
Wet-on-wet varnishing
Flexo / Gravure inks
Wet-on-dry varnishing
Flexo / Gravure inks
Gluing constraints
Not applicable
Amount of varnish applied g/m2
2 à 3
Drying time**
Instantaneous
Gloss
++
Resistance
+++
Yellowing
None
** Drying times required to obtain complete drying of the varnish (hard drying). These times are only given as an indication since they depend on the printing and varnishing conditions.
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