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Ink Types

Description

Lithographic Inks

There are four common types Lithographic inks, unlike Gravure, Flexo, and Screen are very viscous to the point they are paste-like. Litho inks are generally very strong in color value to compensate for the lesser amount applied. Sheetfed litho inks are similar to oxidizing types of letterpress inks. To accelerate drying and control ink flow characteristics litho inks contain solvents (or drying oils) which result in some VOC emissions from the ink.