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Offset coating

Intensive effects are possible with our effect pigments for offset coating.


How to achieve the best results in offset coating with our effect pigments

Effect pigments in offset coating allow creative designs on various materials. For trouble-free printing and strong effects, it is important to select the correct anilox rollers and photopolymer plates. We have experienced excellent pigment transfer and coverage with the following photopolymer plates:

• Nylocoat® Gold A 116 and Seal F 116 by the Flint Group

• Cyrel® DVS by DuPont

The cell geometry of the anilox rollers and the effect pigments should be matched according to the table below.

Offset coating guidelines

Pigment particle size Theoretical dispensing volume (cm^3/m^2) Screen angle hexagonal Lines/cm Lines/inch

< 15 μm

5–25 μm

10-13 60° or hachure 80–120 200–300
10–60 μm 12–20 60° or hachure 60–80 150–200

10–100 μm

10–125 μm

20–25 60° or hachure 40–50 100–130
20–200 μm 24–30 60° 30–34 75–85

Stop crushed edges

To avoid crushed edges, we recommend adding base leaders to the polymer plates. For double coating applications, ensure that the base leaders for the two coating units are next to each other.

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