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Metallic Effect Pigments (MEP) are used in a wide variety of printing applications. The AVL products are globally known for their very performing metallic effects as well as functional performance in following fields:

Gold Bronze pigments for Flexo- and Gravure printing by AVL METAL POWDERS n.v.

Flexo- and Gravure printing

Metallic Effect Pigments (MEP) for Flexo- and Gravure printing

Metallic effect pigments are widely used in gravure- and flexo printing processes for its special effects. A touch of gold or silver on decorative products such as wallpaper covering, on food label or any other packaging will make any products stand out. Metallic effects of the highest quality are available for these processes.

Gold Bronze pigments for Offset Printing by AVL METAL POWDERS n.v.

Offset printing

Metallic Effect Pigments (MEP) for Offset printing

Metallic effect pigments in offset inks need to be very fine to ensure good transfer on the roller system as well as good coverage.

Gold Bronze pigments for Screen Printing by AVL METAL POWDERS n.v.

Screen Printing

Metallic Effect Pigments (MEP) for Screen printing

Screen printing gives the advantage to print on a very wide range of surfaces such as paper, cardboard, plastic, leather, textile, metal. Very performing metallic effect pigments provide an improvement in gloss and metallic effect which are further enhanced when using coarse metallic effect pigments with a D50 up to 40-50µm.
In order to avoid the clogging of the screen mesh at any time, it is recommended to use grades with a D90 value which is 3 times smaller than the mesh size.

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