InPrint­ing

The ba­sics of In­Print­ing are com­­par­­able to col­or­ing. The plastic is pre­pared for dye en­cap­su­la­tion, but the ac­t­iv­a­­tion of the sur­­face is done by IR. The In­Print­ing Tech­no­­logy is de­veloped for the use of di­­git­­al print­ing with wa­ter­ based inkjet. With InPrint­ing we are using all the ad­vant­ages that the plastic mat­rix of­fers - scratch/solvent/UV- res­ist­ance etc.. In­Print­ing means en­­­cap­su­la­­tion!

step 1

ADD OUR TECHNOLOGY

Suitable combinations of additives and dyes that ensure the absorption and migration-stable storage of the dyes are used to implement the technology into plastics. The additive is added to the plastic in form of a master batch. Depending on your requirements, we use standard master batches or manufacture your individual one based on your own plastic granulates.

step 2

EXTRUDE JUST WHITE OR CLEAR

The additives or master batches are designed in such a way that a perfect extrusion and homogeneous distribution is guaranteed and the intrinsic properties of the plastic matrix remain unchanged.
You only extrude in white or clear. Colour changes, which are associated with high time and material losses, are avoided.

step 3

DIGITAL INPRINTING

Printing into plastics via digital printing is possible by activating the surface using IR and aqueous inkjet printing.

step 4

DECOLOR TO CLEAN FLAKES

The dyestuffs can be removed by means of an aqueous decolorising bath under selected conditions. Unintended migration or color bleeding during application is avoided by a special key-locker principle.

Mechanistic Fundamentals of Smart Coloring Technology

As mentioned above, the ba­sics of In­Print­ing are com­par­able to col­or­ing. The plastic is prepared for dye encapsulation, but the ac­tiv­a­tion of the sur­face is done by IR.

The In­Print­ing Tech­no­logy is de­veloped for the use of di­git­al print­ing with wa­ter­ based inkjet. Experiments with water-based flexographic or gravure printing show that inprinting should also be possible by analogue printing processes.

With InPrinting we are using all the ad­vant­ages that the plastic matrix of­fers - scratch/solvent/UV- resistance etc.. In­Print­ing means en­cap­su­la­tion.

We call it InPrinting as we print into the plastic:

  • Opening surface by IR
  • Digital printing with water based inkjet
  • Migration of the dye
  • Closing surface
  • Encapsulated dye by key-locker principle
  • very fine lines
  • "negative“ lines
  • full-surface printing