Effect pigments from Merck are especially well-suited for gravure printing. The color layer thicknesses and smooth printing images, which can be achieved using this printing technique, allow very strong effects.
For the best results, the print color and viscosity must be adjusted to the material to be printed and the printing speed. The printing form is the deciding factor for the quality of printing ink transfer and emptying of the cells. The particle size, screen count and cell geometry must also be considered equally when printing with effect pigments. By using the laser engraving technique in cylinder manufacturing, a better transfer behavior of the effect pigments onto the material to be printed is achieved.
Our recommendations for the application of effect pigments in gravure printing: