Ink Opacity involves the amount of light that can pass through the ink coating. ALG uses a transmission densitometer to measure the opacity of label materials and ink coatings.
Many label applications require a specific level of opacity. These applications include:
color is influenced by the bright metallic material, resulting in a metallic-looking ink color.
These are just a few of the applications where the opacity of an ink is critical. ALG has worked on many applications where ink or the label material MUST meet the required opacity levels in order to meet the performance requirements.
Our product managers work with our customers to determine these requirements, recommending the best label material and ink system to meet your opacity requirements.
A transmission densitometer is used at ALG to verify the opacity of inks printed on clear materials. The most common color to verify is white. The opacity of ink is important to customers so the color stays opaque and vibrant when applied to darker surfaces.
A color densitometer is the most widely used color measurement device for 4 color process printing. It measures ink density from the printed color and provides feedback to the press operator on how to adjust the ink should the density readings be too high or too low.
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