High performance pigments and inks

The world's leading printing technology is of course an important part of our focus in the printing industry. We keep our product heritage and our eyes open for future applications and tasks in all market segments.

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.

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.