Laminating Screen Printing Inks from Apollo Colours NA
Offering Solvent, Water or U.V. based inks uniquely developed to adapt to your printing requirements
Superior quality Laminating Screen Inks designed specifically for the Card Market. Spanning across a wide range of Standard and Custom Colour requirements.
Water Based Digital Primer
S34817 is Apollo Colours newest Water Based Silkscreen Digital Primer. The Digital Primer has been formulated to act as a multi-use adhesive to prime and coat various Digital Inks to help aid in the lamination process. This can be used to prime a variety of plastics, including regular PVC, recycled PVC, Bio Core and Clear Core substrates. The Digital Primer can also act as a base carrier to add Metallics and Pearls to your digital card design. It is recommend to use a Mesh between 196 - 305 for best results.
Water Based Screen
A full range of water-based inks is available in Opaque White, Golds, Silvers, Metallics, Pearls, Adhesives and Primers. These inks give the dual advantages of reducing V.O.C emissions while maintaining high lamination bond strengths across various substrates. Apollo water-based screen inks remain open on the screen giving excellent press stability and ease of use. These inks run well with the same dryer configuration as their solvent-based counterparts.
Superlam U.V. screen inks give instant drying and almost infinite screen stability along with excellent adhesion allowing the use of uncoated overlay in some cases. Superlam inks are available in Colours, Metallics, Pearls and Varnishes
U.V. Water Based Hybrid
These inks have been formulated for the production of laminated plastic cards. They deliver exceptional bond strengths without the risk of cracking and can be used with high-speed printing. Apollo U.V. Water Based Hybrid inks maintain very low VOCs and are RoHS compliant. They have a lower build than conventional UV screen inks, perfect for use with coasted & uncoated overlays. These range of inks are ideal for printing onto P.V.C. material.
Solvent Based Lamination Inks
These inks from Apollo Colours NA are a well established industry leader, offering low odour and exceptional press performance as well as bonds greater than ISO standards.
High Bond Screen
High bond screen lamination inks were originally formulated to overcome lamination issues with highly pigmented inks such as Pearl or White. With the demands from end users for higher bond strengths and more durable cards; High Bond inks can now be made available across a wider range. The correct use of High Bond inks should readily yield bonds of 8-10 Newtons.
Metallics & Pearls
Apollo is famous for their extensive range of Metallic inks, being approved for VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Apollo also produces a variety of pearl inks suitable for use on their own, as a primer for overprinting or as an overprint.
Coatings & Adhesives
These inks from Apollo Colours NA are a well-established industry leader, offering low odour and exceptional press performance as well as bonds greater than ISO standards.
Screen Press Polishing Varnish
During the Laminating phase, the static generated in the laminator, and the high gloss finish of the sheet, cause the sheets to stick together. When pulled apart ink can be removed in patches all over the sheet. This is more likely to happen in areas where solids, or multicolour overprints are made. Our Press Polish Varnish is developed to overcome this problem when stacked after removal from the laminator.