While we are drinking a glass of juice from a carton pack, a cup of tea from a metal tin or paying with a credit card, few of us would recognize the enormous R&D effort that has been invested in the associated ink and printing technologies
Dr. Gilles Catherin, Siegwerk, Siegwerk11.27.13
Alice in the Wonderland
Very few people, except of course Alice herself, can see all the “magic” hidden in every day life. Even less people might perceive the sophisticated technologies “inside” the numerous packages we use in our daily life.
Indeed, while we are drinking a glass of juice from a carton pack, a cup of tea from a metal tin or paying with a credit card, few of us would recognize the enormous R&D effort that has been invested in the associated ink and printing technologies. The result brings us these common, convenient, safe and attractive printed products.
Among the different available technologies, UV cured inks are more and more the system of choice. This is mostly due to their great formulation flexibility and hence, suitability for all printing techniques, substrates and end-uses.
Global travel and communication has developed a “global culture.” One sign of this global culture is that today, many people around the
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