Ink Systems

UV- & Water Technology

  • Large Color Space
  • High System Stability
  • Low Ink Consumption
  • Broad Application Diversity

LFP Flatbed Inks
UV-curing, VOC-free Inks

Durst Inks Large Format Printing

Durst offers VOC-free UV ink systems for a wide range of flatbed applications. Durst’s development approach, including in-house application and weathering tests, ensures maximum system stability. All ink systems and production batches are continuously monitored under the strictest laboratory conditions in order to provide optimum performance for users.

Rho Premium WG Ink

This universal ink set is ideally suited for finishing a large number of different types of flatbed and roll media. Besides standard materials such as paper or PVC, this ink is particularly suitable for media requiring high ink adhesion such as acrylic, polycarbonate, and polypropylene.

Colors
CMYK
Light Cyan
Light Magenta
Orange
Green
Violet
White*
  • GREENGUARD GOLD
    Certification
  • Low Ink Consumption
  • Broad Range of Materials
  • Large Color Space

Rho POP HS Ink

Rho POP HS ink was specially developed to produce high print volumes cost-efficiently. This high-gloss ink makes it possible to eliminate additional finishing processes such as high-gloss lamination, making the overall production process more efficient.

Colors
CMYK
Light Cyan
Light Magenta
Orange*
Green*
Violet*
White*
  • GREENGUARD GOLD
    Certification
  • Low Ink Consumption
  • Very Large Color Space
  • High Gloss Level
  • High Stackability

Rho Paper and Board 30 DM Ink

This ink system was developed for inexpensive and odor-reduced printing on paper surfaces, corrugated displays, posters, and packaging. It has been optimized with regard to application-specific criteria to allow, for example, 360-degree bending when post-processing paper surfaces.

Colors
CMYK
Light Cyan
Light Magenta
Orange*
Green*
Violet*
White*
  • Low Ink Consumption
  • Large Color Space
  • Low Odor
  • High Stackability

*Color expansion with Orange, Violet, Green and White is partly realized by combination with other, compatible ink families.

  • Flexibility
  • GREENGUARD GOLD Certification
  • Low Ink Consumption
  • Process and Spot Colors
  • Large Color Space

LFP Roll-to-Roll
UV-curing, VOC-free Inks

Durst Inks Large Format Printing Roll To Roll

Durst offers two sets of VOC-free UV inks for all applications on roll material that deliver impressive flexibility, excellent adhesive characteristics, and a large color space. The use of light colors together with white and additional process colors provide a broad tonal range.
Both sets of ink are GREENGUARD GOLD certified and deliver an exceptional level of color brilliance combined with low consumption thanks to their high degree of pigmentation.

Rho Roll 30 DM Ink

This ink is the most economical solution for flexible media printed on Rho roll-to-roll presses such as the Rho 512R or Rho 312R

Colors
CMYK
Light Cyan
Light Magenta
Light Black
Orange*
Green*
Violet*
White*
  • GREENGUARD GOLD
    Certification
  • Broad Range of Materials
  • Flexibility
  • High Adhesion
  • Low-energy Lamps
  • VOC-free

Rho LFT Ink

The flexible, low-tack ink is compatible with all Durst roll-to-roll printers and is suitable for a wide range of materials. This includes self-adhesive substrates, backlit materials, transparent films, paper, and PVC.

Colors
CMYK
Light Cyan
Light Magenta
Light Black
Orange*
Green*
Violet*
White*
  • GREENGUARD GOLD
    Certification
  • High Flexibility
  • Large Color Space
  • Low Tack
  • Backlit Applications
  • VOC-free

*Color expansion with Orange, Violet, Green and White is partly realized by combination with other, compatible ink families.

  • Highly Pigmented
  • Resistance
  • Labels and Special Packaging
  • Odor-reduced
  • Low-migration

UV Inks for Labels and Low-migration
UV Inks for Primary Packaging

A number of different inks are available for Durst’s Tau printing systems. Depending on the selected application, high resistance, adhesion, light fastness, and color space together with low migration and odor reduction are key criteria that our inks satisfy.
Tau UV inks also impress with their very high print quality.

Label Inks For Durst Printers

Tau RSC UV Ink

With the release of the labelpress Tau 330RSC, the new ink set Tau RSC UV Ink has been introduced. During developement the focus was set on excellent flow characteristics with at the same time high edge sharpeness. With 7 process colors it is possible to cover up to 98% of the Pantone color scale and reproduce corporate colors exactly. Tau RSC UV Inks are light-fast and resistant to chemical influences.
Tau RSC UV Ink is available in the colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Orange, Violet, Green and White. It exhibits a shelf life of 6 months.

Standard
CMYK
Orange
Violet
Green
White
  • Automotive, Electronics
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Chemicals
  • Personal Care
Dust Tau RSC UV Ink Color Gamut
Color Gamut
Tau RSC UV Ink exhibits the following color gamut (data collected for Avery Fasson PE85 Top White)
  • Gamut volume 4C: 543
  • Gamut volume 7C: 629
Light-Fastness

The light-fastness of this ink set was determined on raw material level. The subsequent table summarizes the corresponding results rated to the bluewool testing protocol.

Color Blue Wool Rating
Yellow up to 7-8
Magenta up to 7-8
Cyan up to 7-8
Black up to 8
Orange up to 3
Violet up to 7
Green up to 6
White not applicable

Selected application characteristics

Adhesion characteristics
Adhesion was assessed on a multitude of substrates according to DIN EN ISO 2409:2013. Adhesion was found to be excellent on typical label substrates suitable for UV inkjet printing. For specific adhesion data, please contact your local sales representative or Durst product management team.

Ink Compliance

REACH and SVHC Compliance
All utilized raw materials are REACH compliant. Furthermore, the inks do not contain any known amounts of substrates of very high concern (SVHCs) at more than 0.1% (or the lowest concentration limit specified in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 which results in the classification as a SVHC), or which could be subject to potential future authorization process (as outlined in REACH Art 56).
VOCs
Tau Standard UV inks do not contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as described by EU definition Council Directive 1999/13/EC.
BPA and Benzophenone
Bisphenol A (BPA) and Benzophenone are not intentionally added to this ink.
Natural Latex Statement
Tau RSC UV inks are latex free.

Tau Standard UV Ink

A key feature of this high-performance UV ink is its large color space. 4 process colors cover up to 70% of the Pantone color scale, with 6 colors covering up to 90%. Tau UV ink also provides excellent opaque white in single-pass mode with 80% opacity. Tau UV inks are light-fast, scratch-resistant, and resistant to chemical influences, which is why they are particularly suited to outdoor applications as well as industrial and safety labeling. Tau UV inks are UL-certified, and can be used on a large number of different materials and surfaces.
Tau Standard UV Ink is available in the colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Orange, Violet and White. It exhibits a shelf life of 12 months.

Standard
CMYK
Orange
Violet
White
  • Automotive, Electronics
  • Chemicals, Paints
  • Outdoor Applications
  • Household, Retail
  • Personal Care, Beverages
Dust Tau Standard Ink Color Gamut
Color Gamut
Tau Standard UV Ink exhibits the following color gamut (data collected for Avery Fasson PE85 Top White)
  • Gamut volume 4C: 481
  • Gamut volume 6C: 554
Light-Fastness

The light-fastness of this ink set was determined on raw material level. The subsequent table summarizes the corresponding results rated to the bluewool testing protocol.

Color Blue Wool Rating
Yellow up to 7-8
Magenta up to 7-8
Cyan up to 7-8
Black up to 8
Orange up to 3
Violet up to 7
White not applicable
Marine Immersion Testing

Tau Standard UV Inks met the requirements of the Marine Immersion Test (BS 5609, Section 3). The corresponding testing was done on the base substrates UPM PP White UV Inkjet 60.

Selected application characteristics

Adhesion characteristics
Adhesion was assessed on a multitude of substrates according to DIN EN ISO 2409:2013. Adhesion was found to be excellent on typical label substrates suitable for UV inkjet printing. For specific adhesion data, please contact your local sales representative or Durst product management team.

Ink Compliance

REACH and SVHC Compliance
All utilized raw materials are REACH compliant. Furthermore, the inks do not contain any known amounts of substrates of very high concern (SVHCs) at more than 0.1% (or the lowest concentration limit specified in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 which results in the classification as a SVHC), or which could be subject to potential future authorization process (as outlined in REACH Art 56).
VOCs
Tau Standard UV inks do not contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as described by EU definition Council Directive 1999/13/EC.
BPA and Benzophenone
Bisphenol A (BPA) and Benzophenone are not intentionally added to this ink.
Natural Latex Statement
Tau Standard UV inks are latex free.

Tau HD UV Ink

Tau HD UV-ink (high-density or highly pigmented) features an extended color space. 4 process colors cover up to 80% of the Pantone color scale. This ink also achieves significant cost savings, as it allows up to 25% less ink to be applied depending on the design. Furthermore, this ink is ideal for printing inexpensive, selfadhesive labels.
Tau HD UV Ink is available in the colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black.* It exhibits a shelf life of 9 months.

*Color expansion with Orange, Violet and White is realized by combination with other, compatible ink families.

Highly Pigmented
CMYK
  • General Labeling
  • Household
  • Personal Care
  • Beverages
  • Retail
Dust Tau HD UV Ink Color Gamut
Color Gamut
Tau HD UV Ink exhibits the following color gamut (data collected for Avery Fasson PE85 Top White)
  • Gamut volume 4C: 607
Light-Fastness

The light-fastness of this ink set was determined on raw material level. The subsequent table summarizes the corresponding results rated to the bluewool testing protocol.

Color Blue Wool Rating
Yellow up to 7-8
Magenta up to 7-8
Cyan up to 7-8
Black up to 8
Marine Immersion Testing

Tau Standard UV Inks met the requirements of the Marine Immersion Test (BS 5609, Section 3). The corresponding testing was done on the base substrates UPM PP White UV Inkjet 60.

Selected application characteristics

Adhesion characteristics
Adhesion was assessed on a multitude of substrates according to DIN EN ISO 2409:2013. Adhesion was found to be excellent on typical label substrates suitable for UV inkjet printing. For specific adhesion data, please contact your local sales representative or Durst product management team.

Ink Compliance

REACH and SVHC Compliance
All utilized raw materials are REACH compliant. Furthermore, the inks do not contain any known amounts of substrates of very high concern (SVHCs) at more than 0.1% (or the lowest concentration limit specified in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 which results in the classification as a SVHC), or which could be subject to potential future authorization process (as outlined in REACH Art 56).
VOCs
Tau HD UV inks do not contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as described by EU definition Council Directive 1999/13/EC.
BPA and Benzophenone
Bisphenol A (BPA) and Benzophenone are not intentionally added to this ink.
Natural Latex Statement
Tau HD UV inks are latex free.

Tau Low Migration UV Ink

Tau low-migration UV inks allow printing on primary food packaging. This could include self-adhesive labels for food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals as well as special packaging such as aluminum caps or folding cartons. Their chemical composition meets all the guidelines of the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA) and the Swiss Ordinance on Materials and Articles.
Tau low-migration inks contain no substances that are explicitly excluded by the Nestlé Packaging Inks Specification.
Tau Low Migration UV Ink is available in the colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Orange, Violet and White. It exhibits a shelf life of 12 (CMYKOV) and 6 (W) months, respectively.

Low-migration
CMYK
Orange
Violet
White
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Cosmetics
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
Dust Tau Low Migration UV Ink Color Gamut
Color Gamut
Tau Low Migration UV Ink exhibits the following color gamut (data collected for Avery Fasson PE85 Top White)
  • Gamut volume 4C: 475
  • Gamut volume 6C: 565
Light-Fastness

The light-fastness of this ink set was determined on raw material level. The subsequent table summarizes the corresponding results rated to the bluewool testing protocol.

Color Blue Wool Rating
Yellow up to 7-8
Magenta up to 7-8
Cyan up to 7-8
Black up to 8
Orange up to 3
Violet up to 7
White not applicable

Selected application characteristics

Adhesion characteristics
Adhesion was assessed on a multitude of substrates according to DIN EN ISO 2409:2013. Adhesion was found to be excellent on typical label substrates suitable for UV inkjet printing. For specific adhesion data, please contact your local sales representative or Durst product management team.

Ink Compliance

Migration Characteristics and Food Packaging Applications
Independent migration testing indicates that Tau Low Migration UV ink is compliant with European Framework Regulation (1935/2004/EC) when utilized in compliant application and environment. Even though this independent certificate is available, successful compliance with the Framework will need to be confirmed on each application, and will depend on the appropriate specification and control of the entire printing and packaging process. Along this line, the manufacturer of the finished article has the responsibility to ensure compliance with the European Food Contact Materials Regulation EC 1935/2004 or the European Legislation on Plastic Materials EU 10/2011. For individual testing, the composition of Tau Low Migration UV inks can be disclosed on a Statement of Composition to an appropriate regulatory or testing body after signature of a mutual confidentiality agreement.
Good Manufacturing Practices
Tau Low Migration UV inks are compliant with the EuPIA Guidelines and are manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for the production of products used in food packaging.
Swiss Ordinance Compliance
All of the raw materials used in the formulation of these inks are listed on the Swiss Ordinance RS 817.023.21.
Nestle Guidance Note on Packaging Inks
Tau Low Migration UV inks are formulated in accordance with Nestle Guidance Note on Packaging Inks
EuPIA Exclusion Policy for Printing Inks
Tau Low Migration UV inks meet the requirements of this guideline.
REACH and SVHC Compliance
All utilized raw materials in Tau Low Migration UV inks are REACH compliant. Furthermore, the inks do not contain any known amounts of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) at more than 0.1%. Or the lowest concentration limit specified in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, which results in the classification as an SVHC, or which could be subject to potential future authorization process as outlined in REACH Art 56.
VOCs
Tau Low Migration UV inks do not contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as described by EU definition Council Directive 1999/13/EC.
BPA and Benzophenone
Bisphenol A (BPA) and Benzophenone are not intentionally added to this ink set.
Content of Nickel and other Heavy Metals
None of the raw materials used in the formulation of Tau Low Migration UV inks appear in the California Proposition 65 list dated March 27th 2015. Furthermore, independent tests indicate basic compliance of the inks with DIN EN 71-3.
Natural Latex Statement
Tau Low Migration UV Inks are latex free.
  • Industry Standard
  • Economic
  • Versatile

Corrugated Packaging & Display Printing

Durst UV Ink
Durst not only supplies water-based inks but also UV ink systems for corrugated and display applications. Ink systems such as the Rho Paper and Board 30 DM ink or Rho POP HS ink are ideal for realizing corrugated and display applications using conventional UV systems.

Rho Paper and Board 30 DM Ink

This paper and board ink was specially developed for printingon paper surfaces. It is a particularly cost-efficient solution for all producers of displays and other paper applications. The ink is suitable for printing on coated and semi-coated paper as well as uncoated, absorbent paper surfaces. Its hard surface allows it to be stacked easily and further processed without abrasion.

Colors
CMYK
Light Cyan
Light Magenta
Orange*
Violet*
Green*
White*
  • Inexpensive
  • Industry Standard
  • Odorless

Rho POP HS Ink

POP HS ink is a very versatile ink that is suitable for printing on paper surfaces as well as on Forex, dibond, and styrene. The particularly large color space and the gloss finish mean that this ink can be used very flexibly.

Colors
CMYK
Light Cyan
Light Magenta
Orange*
Violet*
Green*
White*
  • Flexible & Versatile
  • Very Large Color Space
  • Odorless

*Color expansion with Orange, Violet, Green and White is partly realized by combination with other, compatible ink families.

  • Sustainable
  • High Quality
  • Odorless

Corrugated Packaging & Display Printing



Durst Water Technology Ink
Durst Water Technology is a part of the long-term strategy of Durst offering digital printing systems with water-based, hazard-free inks as a sustainable alternative to conventional printing systems in the field of corrugated boards and displays. The corresponding ink systems deliver high-quality, odorless, abrasion-resistant, high-gloss, and light-fast end products in single-pass and multi-pass printing systems.

Durst WT SP Ink

This water-based ink was designed for extremely fast print processes on corrugated materials and is used in the Delta single-pass print line. It can be used to realize high-quality, odorless, abrasion-resistant, glossy, and light-fast corrugated products that precisely meet the requirements of the packaging industry.

Colors
CMYK
  • Large Color Space
  • Odorless
  • High-gloss

Durst WT MP Ink

Durst’s water-based WT MP ink is used in Delta multi-pass printing systems to realize high-quality print products in multi-pass printing. For example, skin tones are reproduced even more naturally through the use of light colors.

Colors
CMYK
Light Cyan
Light Magenta
  • Very Large Color Space
  • Odorless
  • High-gloss
  • Direct and Transfer Printing
  • Large Color Space
  • 100 % VOC-free

Rhotex Inks
for Soft Signage Applications

Durst Inks For Soft Signage Applications



Rhotex inks are water-based, dye sub-inks for soft signage applications on polyester-based materials. When combined with the new Rhotex generation, they permit direct printing onto textiles as well as printing onto transfer paper. These inks are completely environmentally friendly, free of VOC emissions, and easy to dispose of.

Rhotex

Compared to eco-solvent inks, Rhotex inks offer a significantly larger color space. Hue and color density are far superior to those of UV and latex inks, while ink consumption is very low.

The main applications are promotional media, flags, banners, wall coverings, backlit advertising panels, and stage and trade show construction.

Colors
CMYK
Light Cyan
Light Magenta
Light Black
Orange
Violet
  • Direct and Transfer Printing
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Brilliant Colors
  • Good Through-printing
  • Low Ink Consumption
  • Dispersion
  • Textile
  • Soft Pigment
  • Reactive

Durst Textile Inks – As Versatile as Our Customers

We offer environmentally friendly pigment, reactive and dispersion inks based on our Durst Water Technology for Alpha printing systems. The performance, stability, and cost-efficiency of each set of inks have been optimized. They deliver impressive performance in all key areas such as color space, image quality, consistency, and light-fastness.

Durst Inks For Textile Printers

Reactive Ink (Alpha Ink R)

GOTS-certified Durst reactive inks were developed for classical applications such as household textiles, curtains, bed and sofa covers, apparel, and fashion. They are suitable for printing cotton and cotton mixtures with a cotton content of at least 60% as well as polyamide and silk.

Reactive
CMYK
Orange
Red
Blue
Light Magenta
Grey
  • GOTS
  • Cotton
  • Cotton Mixture
  • Household Textiles
  • Fashion

Pigment Ink (Alpha Ink P)

The pigment ink system specially developed by Durst can be used universally in the textile field. It is characterized by outstanding color reproduction while offering a soft look and feel. There is no need for pre- and post-processing steps in most standard applications, thus guaranteeing maximum cost efficiency in production.

Pigment
CMYK
Orange
Green
Light Cyan
Grey
  • Material Diversity
  • Soft Look and Feel
  • Color Reproduction
  • No Pre- or Post-processing

Dispersion Ink (Alpha Ink D)

Flags, banners, outdoor signage, POP applications, automotive applications, and household textiles are often realized using synthetic fibers. Durst dispersion inks were designed for printing on polyester and polyester mixtures with a polyester content of at least 50%.

Dispersion
CMYK
Orange
Red
Blue
Grey
  • Polyester
  • Polyester Mixtures
  • Flags
  • Banners
  • POP Applications
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