Squaring the Circle: Vegetable Sheetfed Offset Inks for Food Packaging
By Dr. Gilles Catherin, Siegwerk | November 11, 2011
Sheetfed inks for food and tobacco packaging in the 1990s, but odor is the main issue
Sheetfed offset has always been a popular process for food packaging in carton containers because of the excellent qualities and performances achieved on such substrate. This is true also in the tobacco segment where, even if marginal in volume, sheetfed printing is appreciated for its low cost/high quality ratio, in particular for short runs.
After 43 years in the ink industry, many would consider Joe Kelly, R&D director of liquid water-based inks for INX International Ink Co., an industry “survivor.” He believes the more appropriate term is “thriver.”