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Top 10 FAQs about Wikoff Color’s Ultraprint 3.0 FLX

by Wikoff|01.12.22


Looking to simplify your ink selection and reproduce a wider variety of colors on press while minimizing raw materials on hand? Wikoff Color’s Ultraprint 3.0 flexographic printing ink series could be the perfect fit for your pressroom.

Learn more about this versatile 7-color process series by reading through the most frequently asked questions about this product line.

How does Ultraprint 3.0 FLX expand available colors on press?

By implementing the traditional 7-color system (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, orange, green and violet) in the pressroom, printers are able to mix on press to reproduce a wider color gamut. In addition, complementary white inks are available.

Can Ultraprint 3.0 FLX be used on a wide variety of substrates?

Absolutely. This multi-purpose ink series performs across treated polyolefin films, polyethylene and polypropylene, treated Polyester and a wide range of standard or metalized paper stocks.

How does the Ultraprint 3.0 FLX system maximize efficiency?

Utilizing a 7-color system makes it easy to print multiple SKUs on one press sheet, which boosts productivity by making your pressroom more efficient.

Which applications are most suitable?

Ultraprint 3.0 FLX can be used for both surface print and reverse lamination print applications. The series offers exceptional ink transfer and resolubility for reliably clean print and minimal plate wash-up.

What are differentiating performance features?

The Ultraprint 3.0 FLX series offers distinct advantages in the production environment:

  • Application versatility including a wide range of compatible substrates
  • Strong lamination bonds in package structures
  • High strength formulation for vibrant colors
  • Ideal for flexible packaging products and graphics
  • Impressive technical performance for both surface or reverse print

Are inks scratch, scuff and rub resistant?

Yes, inks provide outstanding adhesion when using suitable substrates with good flexibility and excellent scratch, scuff and rub resistance for most surface print applications.

To what temperature are inks heat resistant?

For surface print applications, inks are resistant to 135°C / 275°F. To increase heat resistance, use an OPV or speak with your Wikoff rep about available additive packages for the series.

What are the recommended reducing solvents for Ultraprint 3.0 FLX inks?

Depending on the desired application and solvent blend, Wikoff recommends the four following options for reducing solvents:

  • Regular – 85/15 n-Propanol/n-Propyl Acetate
  • Fast – Glycol Ether PM or Glycol Ether PnP as retarder, 5% maximum
  • Slow – 80/20 Ethanol/n-Propyl Acetate
  • Alternate – 2/2/1 n-Propanol/Ethanol/n-Propyl Acetate

Can Ultraprint 3.0 FLX be used with solvent-less adhesives?

Yes, the series is compatible with a variety of adhesives whether solvent-less or solvent based

How long do inks last?

For maximum performance, always mix inks well and use all products within 12 months of delivery.

Get Started with Ultraprint 3.0 FLX

Contact your Wikoff Color representative today to learn more and add versatility and strong technical performance to your pressroom.
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