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How Does Substrate Color Affect Ink Selection?

When selecting an ink for your marking system, several variables affect it’s selection.  One variable affecting the selection of the proper ink is the color of the substrate.  Dark colored substrates such as steel often require a pigmented ink to produce bright, visible results.  These inks contain solid pigments which provide the bright color they are known for.  This requires…

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Why is Paint Settling in my Spray Gun?

pressure tank systems paint settling

Paint Settling In Spray Gun Material settling is an issue among anyone working with paint or any other material that has suspended particles such as colored inks, dyes, etc. This issue is caused the suspended particles that account for that material’s pigment, color, consistency and adhesion characteristics. Materials that feature these characteristics are called suspensions and they are extremely…

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Ink vs. Dye

Non contact marking uses multiple types of spray media. These fall into two main categories, pigmented ink and dye. Each of these type of spray media have benefits, but each also have issues that should be thought through when selecting a marking system. Selecting the proper type of media for your application is critical to the proper operation and…

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