Inks

ThermoStar Temperature Sensitive Inks

Thermostar is a range of eye-catching temperature sensitive Thermochromic finished Inks. Thermostar is formulated with Chromazone pigments and utilises TMC’s latest printing experiences. The ink colour on a printed item disappears as the temperature rises above the response temperature of the thermochromic ink and then it reverses back to its original colour as the temperature is reduced again (below the response temperature).

The Thermostar Ink Range includes: Conventional Sheetfed and UV offset Inks, Water Based and UV Flexo Inks and Water Based and UV Screen Inks. These Inks can be featured in a variety of applications including Labels, Packaging, Security Documents, Textiles, Toys and high end Promotional items.

Hydrochromic

Photochromic

Thermochromic

Hydrochromic

Thermostar Hydrochromic Ink is available as Irreversible or Reversible. There are two types of Irreversible Hydrochromic ink; the first changes from a colour to white when exposed to water and remains so when dry again. The second dissolves and washes off the surface revealing a message below. The Reversible Ink is white in appearance but becomes translucent when exposed to water and then reverts back to a white state when dry.

These Inks can be featured in a variety of applications revealing that a product has been exposed to water, including high end promotional items, game cards, labels and packaging.

STANDARD COLOURS

Irreversible: Blue and Black

Reversible: White only

SPECIAL COLOURS

N/A

PRODUCT RANGE

Water Based Wet & Reveal – Reversible
Solvent Based Wet & Reveal – Reversible
Wash & Win – Irreversible
Solvent Based Flexo

Photochromic

ThermoStar Photochromic inks change colour when exposed to ultraviolet light usually from the sun or a black light. The inks are effectively colourless indoors and turn into vibrant colour outdoors. When brought back inside, the inks become clear again. The inks become intensely coloured after only 15 seconds in direct sunshine and return to clear after about 5 minutes indoors.

These Inks can be featured in a variety of applications revealing that a product has been exposed to UV light, including high end promotional items, textiles, plastics and packaging.

STANDARD COLOURS

Plastisol Screen: Aqua, Brown, Cyan, Dark Blue, Green, Charcoal, Magenta, Orange, Purple, Pink, Plum, Red, Rose, Turquoise and Yellow

Water Based Screen: Purple, Yellow, Dark Blue

SPECIAL COLOURS (WATER BASED)

Orange and Red

PRODUCT RANGE

Water Based Screen
Solvent Based Screen

Thermochromic

Thermostar® Thermochromic Ink is formulated using ChromaZone pigments and utilises TMC’s latest printing ink techniques.

The ink colour on a printed item disappears as the temperature rises above the response temperature of the Thermochromic ink and then it reverses back to its original colour as the temperature is reduced again (below the response temperature).

STANDARD COLOURS

Blue*, Black* and Red*
* denotes available ex stock

Reversible: White only

SPECIAL COLOURS

Green, Magenta and Orange
Special mixes also available on request

STANDARD TEMPS

15ºC, 31ºC & 47ºC
Other colours and temperature responses from
-10ºC to +69ºC are available on request

PRODUCT RANGE

Water Based Flexo + Thinners + Hardener + Extender
UV Flexo
Solvent Based Pad
Solvent Based Screen
Water Based Screen
Plastisol Screen
Water Based Textile Screen + Binder
UV Screen
Water Based Gravure
Sprayable System + Binder + Glass catalyst
Epoxy Screen + Base + Hardener
Sheetfed Offset
UV Offset

Thermochromic (Irrev) Kromagen
Water Based Screen
Water Based Flexo

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