RE: [PPLetterpress] ink for coated stock on uncoated paper?
- The big thing to printing on coated stock is that you need a paper with an
oxidizing (surface) drier. The coating on the paper does not allow the
paper to absorb into the fibers of the paper, so the normal absorption
drier of standard inks will not work on coated stock. However, there is no
reason that you can not use an ink with oxidizing drier on uncoated stock,
I do it if the color I need is a surface drying ink. The only thing is
that the surface drying ink WILL BEGIN DRY ON THE PRESS if left unattended
and not running for more than a half hour to an hour. Also, you may find
it necessary to clean the press every 4-5 hours as the ink can dry even
while the press is running...
- Lance Williams
Williams Stationery Co.
Camden, New York
> [Original Message]
> From: thistleberry_press <etsu4@...>
> To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
> Date: 3/30/2007 11:55:08 PM
> Subject: [PPLetterpress] ink for coated stock on uncoated paper?
> I am not familiar with printing on coated stock or using ink
> specifically for coated stock. Can anyone tell me what would happen if
> you used an ink that was designed for printing on coated paper on
> uncoated paper? I use Van Son oil based inks (on a Vandy 4) and am
> looking to print on Stonehenge Fawn colored paper (a lighter khaki
> color) but the client wants a really rich red ink. I was just wondering
> if a coated ink would produce a brighter color than an uncoated ink.
> But I was also concerned if there would be problems with drying, etc.
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
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