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    CIRI: The Coating and Ink Research Institute

    Coating & Ink Reseach Institute

    ETAC's Coating and Ink Research Institute (CIRI) helps companies experiment with new materials and processes or diagnose the cause of coating and printing problems, all without shutting down production or making large capital expenditures.

    With laboratories located at the NCC Fowler Family Southside Center and NCC North Campus in Bethlehem, CIRI helps companies improve their competitive positions. ETAC's experienced technical staff and laboratory facilities can analyze and improve a wide variety of coating and ink processes.

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    CIRI can help tackle the complicated challenge of identifying the best coatings for product quality, cost and environmental regulations. CIRI can help you find more environmentally-friendly materials that produce a durable, high-quality product. CIRI researches and works with the newest alternatives to traditional solvents, including powder, water-borne, natural oil, high solids and radiation-cured coatings. Other benefits include reduced curing and process time, improved working conditions, and more precise control that reduce the risk of product damage.

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    Using a wide array of up-to-date print testing equipment, CIRI can help your company make your ink-related products and processes more cost-effective and environmentally sustainable. Our new, state-of-the-art printing test equipment from Testprint is ideal for printers, packaging firms, and manufacturers of ink, paper, rollers, blankets, founts and presses.

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    Bob,

    by the way intaglio or rotogravure inks contains high amount of toluene and most easy to flow inks in the market. If I am not wrong , they replaced with soy extract. Its more expensive and worse at colors. National Geographic tried it and its high smell and worse colors made NGS turned to toluene again. There is two ways , enviromentally friendly and worse colors and harmful and better colors like leaded glass is better but banned. And there is alcohol inks which evaporates very fast and leaves clearer dots. I dont know whether you want to play with toluene.
    I read an research from cancer research institute and there is high rate of cancer among printers .
    ps. If you ask them , ask them how to dry your print when there is no high heat blower. And there is uv dry inks , new research.
    ps2:check for water based gravure inks
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    USA Most Important Gravure Ink Manufacturers

    Accent Ink
    Advantage Inks & Coatings Inc
    American Color Technology, LLC
    American Inks & Coatings Corp.
    Arpro M-Tec
    Brewers Printing Ink of Georgia
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    Flint Group (North America
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    Lakeland laboratory Inc.
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    Wikoff Color Corp.

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    Akua Intaglio and Relief Ink Videos and Color Chart

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI2...bcS8ezun5KPWVA

    http://www.akuainks.com/watch-video-demos

    About Akua Intaglio
    Water-based Ink for Intaglio & Relief
    Akua Intaglio is a printmaker’s dream come true. Originally formulated for intaglio printmaking, this ink can also be applied with a brayer for relief printmaking, monotype, and collagraphs; and it will print from any plastic, wood, linoleum or metal plate. They contain no driers, offering a long working time for monotype or wiping the plate.
    Made with Soy and Light fast Pigments
    Akua Intaglio is a soy based ink made with the same high quality lightfast pigments as Akua Liquid Pigment. It has a thick consistency with minimal water content.
    Clean up with soap and water
    Akua Intaglio ink cleans up easily with a dry rag followed by soap and water. Inexpensive liquid dish detergent can be used. Never use toxic solvents.agian.
    Permanent
    Prints can be re-soaked immediately after printing if handled carefully. Once the print is dry, Akua-Intaglio is permanent.
    Never Skins or Hardens in the Jar
    Ink will never skin or harden in the jar or on the ink slab, so no ink is ever wasted.
    Easy to Use
    Wiping the plate with Akua Intaglio is easier than wiping oil-based ink. Less wiping pressure and time is required.
    Excellent Results
    Wipes nice and clean while the paper picks up the ink efficiently.
    Option To Print on Damp or Dry Paper
    Choose to print on dry or damp paper according to what may be best suited for your technique. Plates with greater tonal value, deeply bitten or raised surfaces require dampened paper. It may not be necessary to dampen paper for shallow bitten plates with high contrast images. Monotypes print best on dry smooth paper.

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    lots of info,, you can stop now as I will overload thanks Umut

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    Did you do ink press work?

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    Mustafa the amount of pigment has very little influence on the permanency of the medium, print killer nr.1 is still UV and other external factors. The lightfastness of the pigments is the important thing. Mineral based pigments have superb permanency, dye based especially those made from plants have a very bad permanency. Another factor is the binder medium and its quality oils(intaglio) vs alcohol and water and or polymers (inkjet).

    I also have to disagree with your assesment about the use of color woodcuts in european books, color woodcuts were in widespread use until the mid 19th century. With the invention of the Autotype color woodcuts were a thing of the past but before that many books were still illustrated using this technique. (e.g. all illustrations contained in Die Weltumsegelung der Fregatte Novara (1858)/Circumnavigation of the world of the Frigate Novara (1858) were woodcuts)

    Third environmental friendly often means that they decompose more easily and that don't leave harmful chemicals residue after decomposition. Few environmental friendly products are permanent or offer the same amount of quality as their evil counterparts.
    Just compare old pigments with new ones the old ones might poison the artist but they often look much better than their new friendly substitutes.

    The Akua inks sound nice but I am sure they have some drawbacks as well they just don't advertise them. :-)

    As a final note thank you Mustafa for constantly starting interesting threads and posting your often unorthox ideas. Thank you.

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