Food packaging involves marking them with products having certain components bearing properties that might not always be food-friendly. Ink for packaging food requires to meet certain standards. Here you will find every detail needed before you choose the ink you need to prink the packages.

What to Look for in The Ink?

Ink for printing packages is considered to be the most cost-effective solution for direct marketing. The ink is also the versatile-most solution for ideal packaging and is flexible in the application too. Normally, ink for packaging is used on the surface that directly packs the food. Most food products are packed in different types of glass, plastic, or paper. And these are the surfaces that pose challenges when printing them with other materials apart from ink. So there are a few questions that you need to ask to know if the ink in use is perfect.

  • What color ink is needed?
  • What surface needs the marking?
  • How long does it take to dry?
  • Is the ink waterproof?
  • How long does the ink last?
  • What is my printing budget?

The Best Suited Ink Type

There are various ink types for various packages like:

  • #992/FRZN Ink for Frozen Food Packaging- This is one of the toughest inks available to survive under the harshest conditions possible. It’s applicable on metals, poly bags, or even waxed papers that show the imprint through multiple moisture layers. This ink also remains intact despite prolonged refrigeration. This ink is organic, meet safety standards, and dries quickly within 30-45 seconds.
  • #682 Ink for Films Packaging- This ink is pigmented and is known to adhere well to substrates like packaging plastics and films that also include types of polyethylene, polyester, polypropylene, foil, cellophane, and even PET. They have a really quick dry time of about 10-15 seconds.
  • Hot Melt Ink Rolls- These ink rolls are available in plenty of sizes of refills and formulae that suit various application requirements. The ink can be chosen per equipment being used, the substrate to be used on, or the temperature setting that follows. Black and white ink and the best available colors, the dry time of the ink completely depends on the ink formula and the substrate getting chosen on for printing.

Netpak impression et emballage ensures you graded printing solutions while maintaining the quality of the food and the safety standards.