Inks and Varnishes

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Magnetic Ink Securement of documents, reading of information
Encre magnétique
Printing processes
Offset, Letterpress
UV Offset, UV Letterpress
Ink containing metallic pigments that have a strong magnetic response.
The encoding of documents such as cheques, luncheon vouchers or ticketing with a magnetic bar code enables information to be read and the documents to be authenticated.
Products available
Ink colour: black.
UV Offset/UV Letterpress UV Flexo Water based Flexo
Non coated *** ***    
Matt coated X ***    
Gloss coated * ***    
Cardboard X ***    
Synthetics (1) X X    
Non absorbent substrates (2) X X    
 *** Perfectly suitable, ** Suitable, * Test necessary, X Not suitable;
(1) Synthetics (PE, PP, PET, PVC)
(2) Non absorbent substrates: tracing paper, coated chromo colour and metallic

  • The magnetic response is highly dependent on the printer’s equipment and the type of job in hand. It is recommended to carry out a test beforehand.
  • It is necessary to deposit a sufficient amount of ink to have a good magnetic response.
  • Not suitable for printing on uncoated thermal Eco paper.
  • Maximum storage period: 12 months for UV offset, 18 months for conventional offset.

FDSBrancher Material Safety Data Sheets can be obtained on request from our QSE Department.

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