Ebeam Inkjet Technology for Low Migration Digital Printing Applications

Muslim Contractor, Collins Inkjet

Abstract: EB curing enables a wide window for formulating inks for food packaging and other low migration applications. Since these inks do not require photoinitiators, two major concerns associated with them, odor and migration, are eliminated. Inkjet printing offers unique features such as variable data printing & customization. The use of EB curing with inkjet printing is a new technology. In this study, we have characterized the EB curing of inkjet inks in a mono‐color, single‐pass configuration on food packaging and specialty substrates. Discussion of process variables and recommendations are included.