The Link With Ink

Isn’t it surprising to learn that the earliest forms of written communication were done using black ink that was produced by mixing soot and vegetable gums in water while the pen was a reed with a small brush mounted on the end of it. It is today, only five thousand years later, that the manufacturing of printing ink has become efficient and attractive than ever!

To begin with, ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is widely used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, or quill.

Nowadays the use of stationary inks has seen a huge surge. It has  become a part and parcel of our everyday life.

Some applications of stationary inks are as follow:

  • Graphic digital printing
  • Toys
  • Promotional items
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic cartridges
  • Plastic cups
  • Labels
  • Glass
  • Bottle caps
  • Automotive sector
  • Household / Electrical appliances
  • Furniture industry
  • Optical media
  • Sport
  • Bottle caps for wine and sparkling wine
  • Flexible packaging
  • Cigarettes
  • Finishing

The various classifications of inks are based primarily on their drying methods which, in turn, are based on the vehicle each ink uses.

There are multiple ways to identify the quality of an ink. Factors like drying time, pigmentations, colour-payoff, exposure resistance, etc come into play when it comes to deciding on the final one. While there are multiple innovation happening in the market, they are usually classified as the below-

Some examples are as follows:

  • Quick-Set Inks
  • Moisture-Set Inks
  • Radiation-Curing Inks
  • High-Gloss Inks
  • Metallic Inks
  • Magnetic Inks
  • Fluorescent Inks
  • Scuff-Resistant Inks

The applications of stationery inks are never-ending. At Neelikon, we’re always excited to introduce the best quality of dyes and pigments across various applications. By offering a comprehensive product basket and unbeatable international quality, Neelikon is definitely on it’s way to write their name in pages of history with colourful ink!

Happy Writing!

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