Summary: What the Printer Should Know about Ink, Third Edition, covers everything from the components of printing inks to testing and specification and includes troubleshooting charts for litho, gravure, flexo, letterpress, and screen inks. Presented in a basic, easy-to-understand format, this book is a valuable reference tool for both printers and students alike.
This new edition includes chapters on energy-curing inks and coatings; inkjet inks; and health, safety ...show more, and the environment. Among its twenty chapters, the book covers a wide range of topics, including: an overview of the printing processes; buying printing ink; measuring and controlling color; pigments, the most important ingredient of printing inks; flow, viscosity, thixotropy, tack, and trapping; vehicles and varnishes; driers and ink drying; ink manufacture, testing, and specifications; inks for lithography, flexography, screen ,gravure, and letterpress; toners and specialty inks. ...show less