ECKART Effect Pigments

High performance pigments and inks

Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique in which the inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface. When used in combination with the lithographic process, which is based on the repulsion of oil and water, the offset technique employs a flat image carrier on which the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers, while the non-printing area attracts a water based film keeping the non-printing areas ink-free.

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The ECKART product range for offset applications includes various types of effect pigments. They offer ink manufacturers the flexibility to formulate a range of high-quality finished products for specific applications.

ECKART is also known for its own finished one-component metallic inks, e. g. METALSTAR and TOPSTAR, for use in every offset application - whether for the ink unit or for the coating unit of offset presses.