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Ink Receptive Technology

Ink Receptive Coatings are innovative technology facing the challenge of ink absorption in various substrates. These materials are specially designed for films, textiles and paper, and bring excellent print quality, rapid ink dry time, preservation of ink stability and many others.

Ink Receptive Technology (IRT)

Ink receptive coating: how does it work?

Benefits of Ink Receptive Technology

Benefits of Ink Receptive Technology in Films, Textiles and Paper

Ink Receptive Technology displays a wide range of functional characteristics including excellent print clarity, rapid ink-dry time, high color density, and outstanding adhesion and scratch resistance. These attributes enable producers to offer products which, when printed, give with the image quality, durability and visual impact required by the most demanding end-users.

Ink receptive coating is specially formulated for use at low temperatures, which is ideal for non-vinyl films, and particularly polyethylene-based ones. When coated and dried under recommended conditions, some IRT film products can be used on polyolefins without a primer.  

As part of co-solvent free, low VOC formulations specifically designed for inkjet printing media, ink receptive coatings can be utilized on a wide range of textile substrates while providing a robust printing speed window. IRT products excel on polyester systems, resulting in high quality print images and outstanding adhesion. In addition, halogen and formaldehyde-free fire retardant custom formulation options are available.  

Ink Receptive Coatings for paper are specifically designed to provide the best value combinations for print quality and total cost. Options are available for solvent, eco-solvent, UV, latex and water-based printing with a wide range of gloss levels

1.   Excellent print quality and color yield

Why should you use Ink Receptive technology in films, textiles or paper? Thanks to its ability to provide outstanding print quality, you can achieve beautiful aesthetics without a primer on non-vinyl films for example. Usually, polypropylene film printed without a primer and topcoat displays poor print quality. But, substrates with only ink receptive coating and no primer yields excellent print definition.

2.   Rapid ink-dry time

One of the main benefits of ink receptive coating is to reduce total cost by reducing the amount of ink needed and accelerating ink dry time.

3.   Outstanding adhesion and scratch resistance

Ink receptive technology can be used in a broad range of substrates. Its ability to improve adhesion of the ink to the substrate and to resist from scratch makes it ideal to increase the lifecycle.

4.   Long-term stability

Ink receptive coatings are specifically developed to ensure high stability of substrates to exterior environment. When exposed to UV and formaldehyde during several hours, IRT is more stable than competitive materials.


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