Gravure printing with water based inks

Uteco, BASF and FLINT, along with an important converter, formed a working team for the development of water based inks for them to be able to offer to their customers top level solutions for rotogravure printing. 

The first tests gave positive results. They were also able to introduce some improvements during the second stage including optimization of cylinders’ engraving, optimization of the drying system, optimization of machine parameters, resins and ink improvement, and new software and hardware of ESA system. 

The companies will continue the developments and will present future developments in 2018, during the Print 4 All event.