Imaging Inks & Coatings
Versatility in your design leads to innovative solutions that solve customer problems and create loyalty. SRI delivers a complete line of ink, carbonless, and thermal coatings designed to enable you to deliver value through custom design. SRI's spot applied inks and coatings create versatility in your products, allowing you to economically meet your customer's performance expectations.
- Carbonless - SRI on-press & paper coater carbonless coatings can be used in place of carbons to provide an alternate method of transferring impressions from one ply to the next. Increase the number of applications, customer offerings, and quality of all your carbonless forms and documents (e.g., stock tab forms, sales receipts, multi-part forms, ATM receipts, landing bills, cash register receipts, etc.)
- Laser - Because toner rests on the surface and not absorbed into the paper the image is subject to flaking. Applying a special coating designed to create a chemical bond between the paper and the toner increases the toner retention properties of the paper. SRI toner retention coatings are used to protect toner printed images for customer applications in the financial, healthcare, government and education markets for such applications as checks, prescriptions, titles and certificates.
- Thermal - Direct Thermal Imaging is a common imaging process used in many commercial applications such as receipt paper. Paper is coated with a special formulation that turns dark when heated without the need for ink or toner. The image is made when the thermal print head applies heat to the coated surface.
Customer end use examples include: Airline tickets, gas receipts, kiosks information systems and ATMs. Direct thermal imaging is used in many portable printing systems found in law enforcement, medical monitoring, inventory and warehouse applications.
By using in plant coating equipment to apply imaging coatings you take full control of your supply chain to increase your product line flexibility while reducing coated inventory stock and overall cost. Like all SRI solutions, our ink and coatings materials are only available in environmentally friendly water-based formulas, offering improved performance and clean, safe operations. All of our imaging product can be applied on-press or on full sheet paper coaters with fast setup and cleanup.