UV inks are becoming more and more popular due to the low temperatures needed, the nearly instantaneous curing process, rapid processability and the elimination of traditional solvents. Applications range from magazines and the commercial sector to food packaging through to the luxury segment, such as perfume and alcohol packaging. Nowadays, printers are expected not only to be able to print and to process quickly but also to guarantee the high quality of the printed UV-ink products. Up until now, quality control has been based on subjective methods, such as wiping and scratching tests, without any guarantee on the part of ...
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