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Small Products specialize in UV curing ink systems for the graphic arts. All our inks are environmentally friendly .Apart from the standard UV ink range, spectrum, we also do a water based UV ink Aqua Billboard, this gives a better reproduction to the original as the print do shrink, a little and also the film weight is reduced.

Fluorescent Inks or Day Glow: These are bright punchy colours, which fluoresce in daylight as well as in UV light. There is a range of eight colors available from stock. However any color can be matched by our color-matching department. UV systems are printed through a 140T mesh and conventional systems are printed through an 110T mesh.

Luminescent Inks or Night Glow: These are dull colors during the presence of light, but once in the dark (i.e. no light what so ever) they emit light and hence appear bright. There is only a limited color range available; the most common color is yellow & green. Printed through a 49T or 62T mesh.

Perfumed Inks or Scratch & Sniffs: This is a special ink medium with encapsulated perfume.Scratching breaks the ink film.The perfume being trapped in the ink film and released only when the ink film is broken by scratching. This is limited to a color medium and to certain fragrances, which can be encapsulated. Printed through a 140T or Aqua mesh.

Glitter Inks: This is very special and available in various colors and sizes. However for screen printing the restriction is the mesh count and hence the closest glitter print is using a 25T mesh.

Pearlescent Inks: These types of inks are used to give a pearl effect over a dark background. In conjunction with normal inks these would give a non-ferrous metallic ink. Printed through a 140T mesh.

Heat Active Inks or Thermo Inks - Thermal Sensitive: These inks are water based UV inks, which will disappear at higher temperatures and re-appear at room temperature. The color range is limited to pale pastel shades from yellow - orange - vermilion- pink - blue - turquoise - brown - green - grey. The color change is reversible for over 100 times, however the product is poor in light fastness and is therefore unsuitable for application where it is exposed to direct sunlight over long hours. Printed through a 140T or 110T mesh.

Daylight Active Inks - UV Light Sensitive: Again a range of a UV water based ink system which will disappear in artificial or non UV light source and appear in Daylight or UV Light. Three basic colors are available, yellow - blue - purple,which can be mixed to achieve a reasonable range of colors. The color change is again reversible but only a hundred times. The colors have poor light fastness and outdoor should be limited to only one week. Printed through 140T mesh.

Ferrous Inks - Metallic Inks: These inks are printed on the reverse side of displays, so a quick change over can be made on a pre-magnetized board. This can be printed all over for paper and for PVC heavier strips are printed to hold the display on panels. Printed through a 49T mesh. H-I Metallic Inks. These is non-ferrous inks, using bronze and aluminum powder to give metallic effects. (I.e. gold-silver-coppertone). In conjunction with standard inks a wide variety of metallic effects can be obtained. UV systems are printed through Aqua mesh and conventional systems are printed through an 110T mesh.

Metallic Inks: These are non-ferrous inks, using bronze and aluminum powder to give metallic effects. (i.e. gold - silver - Coppertone). In conjunction with standard inks a wide variety of metallic effects can be obtained. UV systems are printed through Aqua mesh and conventional systems are printed through an 110T mesh.

Reflex - Fading Inks: These special inks were first looked at in 1988, when we were asked to develop inks, which would have significant impact on a campaign for M.N.D. This campaign was well renowned in industry, but due to the very tight time schedules only flesh colors i.e. Body tone prints were produced.

Since this famous campaign "My picture is fading fast", there were plenty of enquiries for doing this type of work, but with four color half tone prints.

We developed the inks further to include a range of tri-chromatic inks, however, to obtain the fading properties required i.e. change within the life of a campaign which is normally 2-6 weeks, true tri-chromatic colours could not be obtained, but reflex brighter dichromatic inks were obtained which would fade gradually and disappear completely in 14-20 days time in normal weathering conditions with some sunlight during this time. Printed through an Aqua mesh.

Tactile Inks or Braille Inks: These inks have been developed so that a heavier film of up to 0.5mm could be printed. These are used to mark household products which are hazardous ,so that blind people could recognize the hazard. Further work is being done so that books can be printed with this type of ink instead of Braille - again for the Blind. Printed through 10-25T mesh.

Thermic Black: This is similar to the heat active ink but is limited to one color - grayish black and is non-reversible i.e. is colorless at room temperature to 60°C. At 60°C it changes color,which is irreversible. Printed through 140T mesh.

Textured Inks and Varnishes: These ink system gives a texture feel to the inks and its main application is in a membrane switches for touch panels and keyboards. It is available in two levels, coarse and fine texture. Printed through a 62 or 90T mesh.

Just Add Water - J.A.W Series: Conventional solvent based inks, which change from White to a color, when they come in contact with water. The process is non-reversible and is available in Yellow, Red, Blue, Black, Green and Violet. These base colors can be mixed to achieve a reasonable range. The product has poor Light Fastness and is therefore unsuitable for applications where it is exposed to direct sunlight over long periods. Best results are obtained through 110T # on absorbent paper or board.

Water Removable - WRM Series: Conventional solvent based inks, which wipe off with a wet cloth. Available in a range of semi opaque colours, printed through a 110T mesh on an coated litho print.

Magnetic Ink : SUV curing magnetic ink to print on reverse side of displays, so quick change over can be made on a pre-magnetized board

Hologram: Set of special effect ink provides a kaleidoscope of possibilities to create a three-dimensional eye catching image.

Reflective Ink: Reflective Inks will look normal in daylight, but at night it will reflect light back to its source. A range of colours are possible. Stronger colours will reflect less. Solvent Based systems are printed through 49T #.

 

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