Cardboard packaging

Effect pigments, aluminium pigments, gold bronze pigments, vacuum metallized pigments, press ready inks, offset inks, gravure printing inks, flexo printing ink

Cardboard packaging (e.g. outer packaging for food, electronics, consumer items, cosmetics, etc.) has usually been printed using sheet-fed offset printing. In addition, large packaging is printed with wide web flexo printing or coated in a lamination process.

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Ethyl acetate (ET) aluminium paste

Special solvent pastes designed for use with specific formulations are available for use in gravure, flexo and screen printing inks. Selection is based on the printing process and drying speed requirements, as well as on the substrate limitations.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
ET/1700 18 60 ethylacetate
ET/2900 11 60 ethylacetate
ET/8500 15 60 ethylacetate

Methoxy propanol (PM) aluminium paste

Special solvent pastes designed for use with specific formulations are available for use in gravure, flexo and screen printing inks. Selection is based on the printing process and drying speed requirements, as well as on the substrate limitations.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
PM/990 17 65 Methoxypropanol
PM/1190 13 65 Methoxypropanol
PM/1380 10 65 Methoxypropanol
PM/2140 13 65 Methoxypropanol

PP aluminium powders

PP aluminium powders are brilliant leafing aluminium powders for gravure, flexo and screen printing applications.

For improved processing safety, pastes that contain solvents or water-based pastes are also available.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
PP/980 17 100
PP/1180 13 100
PP/1380 10 100

Aquador®

The Aquador® series includes stabilized water-based pastes in a fineness range of 5–50 µm. They are successfully used in water-based gravure, flexo and screen printing inks.

Colors: Rich gold, rich pale gold and pale gold (other colors by request) Form of delivery: Water pastes

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Aquador 4030 8.5 70 water
Aquador 4117 9.5 70 water
Aquador 4120 8 70 water
Aquador 4160 5 70 water
Aquador 4220 9 70 water
Aquador 4310 10 70 water
Aquador 4320 9 70 water
Aquador 4330 8 70 water
Aquador 4350 6 70 water
Aquador 4360 5 70 water
Aquador 4270 4 70 water

Aquamet®

Stabilized, non-leafing aluminium water pastes with various particle morphology (both "cornflakes" and "silver dollars") for water-based gravure, flexo and screen printing inks.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Aquamet NPW/1700 18 60 water
Aquamet NPW/2900 11 60 water
Aquamet NPW/8500 15 65 water

Aquasilber®

Stabilized, leafing aluminium water pastes for water-based gravure, flexo and screen printing inks with gassing stability.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Aquasilber LPW/980 17 65 water
Aquasilber LPW/1180 13 65 water
Aquasilber LPW/1380 10 65 water
Aquasilber LPW/2140 13 65 water

Decomet®

Decomet® is the product name for vacuum metalized pigments (VMPs) by SCHLENK. The manufacturing process makes these pigments extremely thin, and in appearance they are extremely smooth and highly reflective when being applied on foils.

Decomet pigments can be used in sheetfed offset, gravure, flexo and screen printing inks. They can achieve effects similar to those produced with metalized substrates and foils, and because they are non-leafing, the effects can also be tinted with color pigments. Special compositions for water-based and UV curable inks complete the range of this highly attractive product range.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Decomet 4033/10 11-14 10 butyl glycol
Decomet 4077/10 11-14 10 3-Methoxy-3-methyl-butylglykol (MMB)

Grandal® W

Grandal® W are aluminium granules for water borne systems based on non-leafing aluminium pigments.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Grandal W/170 6 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal W/8500 15 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal W/2900 11 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal W/9600 13 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal W/9800 8.5 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal W/8500 15 80 water
Grandal W/9600 13 80 water
Grandal W/9800 8.5 80 water

Grandal®

Grandal® products are aluminium pellets offered by SCHLENK and typically consist of approx. 95% pigment and 5% binder. They allow dust-free processing, are easy to dose and disperse, and can be used in a variety of formulations because unlike pastes they do not contain specific solvents.

Both leafing and non-leafing aluminium pigments are available in this delivery form, along with Grandal W versions for water-based printing inks and in the Grandal 170 for energy curable systems.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Grandal 140 13 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 170 6 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 1380 10 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 1800 14 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 2140 13 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 2900 11 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 6900 15 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 7600 13 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 8500 15 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 9600 14 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 9800-2G/80 8.5 80 carrier resin
Grandal 7950/95 6 95 urea aldehyde resin

Grandor®

The Grandor® types are pigment preparations in pellet form consisting of approx. 95% pigment and 5% binder for solvent based gravure, flexo and screen printing inks. The Grandor W series (with a water soluble carrier resin) are available for water-based systems.

Colors: Rich gold, rich pale gold and pale gold (other colors by request) Form of delivery: Dust-free pellets that are easy to dose.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Grandor 4220 9 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandor 4270 4 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandor 4320 9 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandor 4330 8 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandor 4350 6 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandor 4360 5 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandor 426 n.l. 9 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandor W/4220 9 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandor W/4320 9 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandor W/4330 8 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandor W/4350 6 95 urea-aldehyde resin

Metaface®

Metaface® aluminium powders that provide high brilliance, good coverage and excellent printability. They are available as powders, water-based pastes or UV pastes.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Metaface 2140 13 100 -

Metaprint® FlexoBright aqua

Water-based flexo printing inks available in rich gold, rich pale gold, pale gold, silver and in Pantone colors.

Metaprint® FlexoBright aqua flexo printing inks utilise a selection of high quality pigments that produce excellent metallic effects. The Flexobright aqua series can be used with a large selection of applications and print designs on coated paper and board.

Shade Application
FlexoBright aqua 333-01 Rich Gold
FlexoBright aqua 333-02 Rich Pale Gold
FlexoBright aqua 333-03 Pale Gold
FlexoBright aqua 333-05 Copper
FlexoBright aqua 333-07 Silver
FlexoBright aqua 333-08 Silver n.l.
FlexoBright aqua 333-71 PANTONE® 871 Gold
FlexoBright aqua 333-72 PANTONE® 872 Gold
FlexoBright aqua 333-73 PANTONE® 873 Gold
FlexoBright aqua 333-74 PANTONE® 874 Gold
FlexoBright aqua 333-75 PANTONE® 875 Gold
FlexoBright aqua 333-76 PANTONE® 876 Gold
FlexoBright aqua 333-77 PANTONE® 877 Silver

Metaprint® FlexoBright UV

The selection of high quality pigments allows Metaprint® FlexoBright UV flexo printing inks to achieve an excellent metallic appearance.

The FlexoBright UV series can be used with a large selection of applications and print designs on coated paper and board.

Shade Application
FlexoBright UV 383-01 Rich Gold
FlexoBright UV 383-02 Rich Pale Gold
FlexoBright UV 383-03 Pale Gold
FlexoBright UV 383-07 Silver
FlexoBright UV 383-71 PANTONE® 871 Gold
FlexoBright UV 383-72 PANTONE® 872 Gold
FlexoBright UV 383-73 PANTONE® 873 Gold
FlexoBright UV 383-74 PANTONE® 874 Gold
FlexoBright UV 383-75 PANTONE® 875 Gold
FlexoBright UV 383-76 PANTONE® 876 Gold
FlexoBright UV 383-77 PANTONE® 877 Silver

Metaprint® FlexoCare aqua

Metaprint® FlexoCare Aqua Gold & Silver is an innovative press ready metallic ink series that delivers state of the art printing performance. The new inks are suitable for low migration food packaging printing applications on paper and cardboard.

Shade Application
Metaprint® FlexoCare aqua 342-01 rich gold
Metaprint® FlexoCare aqua 342-02 rich pale gold
Metaprint® FlexoCare aqua 342-03 pale gold
Metaprint® FlexoCare aqua 342-07 silver
Metaprint® FlexoCare aqua 342-08 silver non-leafing

Metaprint® FlexoCare UV

Metaprint® FlexoCare UV is a low migration, UV-based flexo printing ink for printing high-quality food packaging. Verification of suitability has been provided in a variety of certificates from an independent testing institute.

FlexoCare UV printing inks offer a high degree of metallic brilliance and excellent printability. With its low migration properties, FlexoCare UV is the ideal choice for high quality food packaging.

Shade Application
Metaprint® FlexoCare UV 372-01 rich gold
Metaprint® FlexoCare UV 372-02 rich pale gold
Metaprint® FlexoCare UV 372-03 pale gold
Metaprint® FlexoCare UV 372-07 silver
Metaprint® FlexoCare UV 372-71 PANTONE® 871 Gold
Metaprint® FlexoCare UV 372-72 PANTONE® 872 Gold
Metaprint® FlexoCare UV 372-73 PANTONE® 873 Gold
Metaprint® FlexoCare UV 372-74 PANTONE® 874 Gold
Metaprint® FlexoCare UV 372-75 PANTONE® 875 Gold
Metaprint® FlexoCare UV 372-76 PANTONE® 876 Gold
Metaprint® FlexoCare UV 372-77 PANTONE® 877 Silver

Metaprint® FlexoFilm aqua

Metaprint® FlexoFilm aqua is a water-based flexo printing ink that is suitable for use on plastic film, e.g. PE or PP, and when good adhesion on a smooth substrate is required.

Shade Application
FlexoFilm aqua 353-01 Rich Gold
FlexoFilm aqua 353-02 Rich Pale Gold
FlexoFilm aqua 353-03 Pale Gold
FlexoFilm aqua 353-05 Copper
FlexoFilm aqua 353-07 Silver
FlexoFilm aqua 353-08 Silver n.l.
FlexoFilm aqua 353-71 PANTONE® 871 Gold
FlexoFilm aqua 353-72 PANTONE® 872 Gold
FlexoFilm aqua 353-73 PANTONE® 873 Gold
FlexoFilm aqua 353-74 PANTONE® 874 Gold
FlexoFilm aqua 353-75 PANTONE® 875 Gold
FlexoFilm aqua 353-76 PANTONE® 876 Gold
FlexoFilm aqua 353-77 PANTONE® 877 Silver

Metaprint® FlexoGloss aqua

Water-based flexo printing inks available in rich gold, rich pale gold, pale gold, silver and in Pantone colors.

With a selection of fine pigments, Metaprint® FlexoGloss flexo printing inks are formulated with small particle size pigments, giving print results with high coverage and gloss. The Flexogloss aqua series can be used in a wide variety of applications and print designs.

Shade Application
FlexoGloss aqua 332-01 Rich Gold
FlexoGloss aqua 332-02 Rich Pale Gold
FlexoGloss aqua 332-03 Pale Gold
FlexoGloss aqua 332-07 Silver
FlexoGloss aqua 332-08 Silver n.l.
FlexoGloss aqua 332-71 PANTONE® 871 Gold
FlexoGloss aqua 332-72 PANTONE® 872 Gold
FlexoGloss aqua 332-73 PANTONE® 873 Gold
FlexoGloss aqua 332-74 PANTONE® 874 Gold
FlexoGloss aqua 332-75 PANTONE® 875 Gold
FlexoGloss aqua 332-76 PANTONE® 876 Gold
FlexoGloss aqua 332-77 PANTONE® 877 Silver

Metaprint® FlexoGloss UV

Metaprint® FlexoGloss UV printing inks are formulated with small particle size pigments, giving print results with high coverage and gloss.

The FlexoGloss UV series can be used in a wide variety of applications and print designs, including fine print details.

Shade Application
FlexoGloss UV 382-01 Rich Gold
FlexoGloss UV 382-02 Rich Pale Gold
FlexoGloss UV 382-03 Pale Gold
FlexoGloss UV 382-07 Silver
FlexoGloss UV 382-71 PANTONE® 871 Gold
FlexoGloss UV 382-72 PANTONE® 872 Gold
FlexoGloss UV 382-73 PANTONE® 873 Gold
FlexoGloss UV 382-74 PANTONE® 874 Gold
FlexoGloss UV 382-75 PANTONE® 875 Gold
FlexoGloss UV 382-76 PANTONE® 876 Gold
FlexoGloss UV 382-77 PANTONE® 877 Silver

Metaprint® LithoBright

Conventional offset printing inks that contain oil available in rich gold, rich pale gold, pale gold, silver and in Pantone colors.

Metaprint® LithoBright offset printing inks uses a selection of high quality pigments to create excellent metallic effects. This series can be used with a large selection of applications and print designs on cardboard, coated and uncoated papers.

Shade Application
LithoBright 103-01 Rich Gold
LithoBright 103-02 Rich Pale Gold
LithoBright 103-03 Pale Gold
LithoBright 103-07 Silver
LithoBright 103-71 PANTONE® 871 Gold
LithoBright 103-72 PANTONE® 872 Gold
LithoBright 103-73 PANTONE® 873 Gold
LithoBright 103-74 PANTONE® 874 Gold
LithoBright 103-75 PANTONE® 875 Gold
Lithobright 103-76 PANTONE® 876 Gold
LithoBright 103-77 PANTONE® 877 Silver

Metaprint® LithoBright UV

UV curable offset printing ink in rich gold, rich pale gold, pale gold, silver and Pantone colors.

The selection of high quality pigments allows Metaprint® LithoBright UV offset printing inks to achieve excellent metallic effects. The Lithobright UV series can be used in a wide variety of applications and print designs.

Shade Application
Lithobright UV 183-01 Rich Gold
Lithobright UV 183-02 Rich Pale Gold
Lithobright UV 183-03 Pale Gold
Lithobright UV 183-07 Silver
Lithobright UV 183-71 PANTONE® 871 Gold
Lithobright UV 183-72 PANTONE® 872 Gold
Lithobright UV 183-73 PANTONE® 873 Gold
Lithobright UV 183-74 PANTONE® 874 Gold
Lithobright UV 183-75 PANTONE® 875 Gold
Lithobright UV 183-76 PANTONE® 876 Gold
Lithobright UV 183-77 PANTONE® 877 Silver

Metaprint® LithoGloss

Conventional offset printing inks that contain oil available in rich gold, rich pale gold, pale gold, silver and in Pantone colors.

Metaprint® LithoGloss sheetfed offset printing inks are formulated with high quality, small particle size pigments and deliver high print coverage and good printability on high speed presses. This series can be used with a large selection of applications and print designs, including fine print details, on board, coated and uncoated papers.

Shade Application
LithoGloss 112-01 Rich Gold
LithoGloss 112-02 Rich Pale Gold
LithoGloss 112-03 Pale Gold
LithoGloss 112-07 Silver
LithoGloss 112-08 Silver n.l.
LithoGloss 112-71 PANTONE® 871 Gold
LithoGloss 112-72 PANTONE® 872 Gold
LithoGloss 112-73 PANTONE® 873 Gold
LithoGloss 112-74 PANTONE® 874 Gold
LithoGloss 112-75 PANTONE® 875 Gold
LithoGloss 112-76 PANTONE® 876 Gold
LithoGloss 112-77 PANTONE® 877 Silver

Metaprint® LithoShine

Conventional offset printing inks that contain oil available in rich gold, rich pale gold, pale gold, silver and in Pantone colors.

Metaprint® LithoShine offset printing inks are a cost-effective series with good metallic effects for use in sheet fed offset printing. The series can be used with coated and uncoated paper and cardboard.

Shade Application
LithoShine 111-01 Rich Gold
LithoShine 111-02 Rich Pale Gold
LithoShine 111-03 Pale Gold
LithoShine 111-07 Silver
LithoShine 111-71 PANTONE® 871 Gold
LithoShine 111-72 PANTONE® 872 Gold
LithoShine 111-73 PANTONE® 873 Gold
LithoShine 111-74 PANTONE® 874 Gold
LithoShine 111-75 PANTONE® 875 Gold
LithoShine 111-76 PANTONE® 876 Gold
LithoShine 111-77 PANTONE® 877 Silver

Metaprint® LithoWeb

Heat set web offset ink available in rich gold, rich pale gold, pale gold, silver and Pantone colors.

Metaprint® LithoWeb was developed for use in web fed offset (heat set) printing. This series offers excellent gloss, metallic effects and printability, even on advanced, high speed printing machines.

Shade Application
LithoWeb 142-01 Rich Gold
LithoWeb 142-02 Rich Pale Gold
LithoWeb 142-03 Pale Gold
LithoWeb 142-07 Silver
LithoWeb 142-71 PANTONE® 871 Gold
LithoWeb 142-72 PANTONE® 872 Gold
LithoWeb 142-73 PANTONE® 873 Gold
LithoWeb 142-74 PANTONE® 874 Gold
LithoWeb 142-75 PANTONE® 875 Gold
LithoWeb 142-76 PANTONE® 876 Gold
LithoWeb 142-77 PANTONE® 877 Silver

Metaprint® RotoBright

Metaprint® RotoBright is a solvent-based gravure printing ink based on non-leafing, silver dollar pigments.

The RotoBright series delivers excellent metallic effects on coating paper, cardboard and labels.

Shade Application
RotoBright 503-07 Silver
RotoBright 503-17 Silver
RotoBright 503-27 Silver

Metaprint® RotoBright aqua

Metaprint® RotoBright aqua is a water-based gravure printing ink based on non-leafing, silver dollar pigments.

Shade Application
RotoBright aqua 533-01 Rich Gold
RotoBright aqua 533-02 Rich Pale Gold
RotoBright aqua 533-03 Pale Gold
RotoBright aqua 533-07 Silver

Multiprint®

The pigments in the Multiprint® series are in a fineness range from 4 to 10 µm and correspond with the optical requirements, the desired coverage and the process parameters on the printing machine.

Colors: Rich gold, rich pale gold and pale gold (other colors by request) Form of delivery: Powder, pastes in ethyl acetate (or other solvents), as water-based Aquador® pastes, as UV pastes and as Grandor® granules for solvent based printing inks and Grandor® W for water-based printing inks. Use in gravure and flexo printing inks and in screen printing.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Multiprint 4117 9.5 100
Multiprint 4120 8 100
Multiprint 4160 5 100
Multiprint 4220 9 100
Multiprint 4270 4 100
Multiprint 4310 10 100
Multiprint 4320 9 100
Multiprint 4330 8 100
Multiprint 4350 6 100
Multiprint 4360 5 100

Offset®

The Offset® series includes aluminium pigments with an average particle size from 4 to 10 µm and gold bronze pigments with an average particle size from 2 to 3.5 µm.

Colors: Rich gold, rich pale gold and pale gold (other colors by request) Form of delivery: Powder or paste in mineral oil for conventional offset printing or in polymerizable monomers for UV curable systems.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Offset 6229 2.7 100 -
Offset 6234 2.3 100 -
Offset 6327 3 100 -
Offset 6340 2 100 -
Offset FM/1380 10 65 oilbased
Offset FM/4500 4 65 oilbased
Offset FM/6026 3.7 88 mineral oil
Offset FM/6229 2.7 88 oilbased
Offset FM/6234 2.5 88 oilbased
Offset FM/6327 3 88 oilbased
Offset FM/6340 2 88 oilbased
Offset FM/6434 2.5 88 mineral oil
Offset FM/6500 4 65 oilbased
Offset UV/6327 3 85 UV curable monomer
Offset FM/7950/65 6 65 mineral oil

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