Are UV inks & UV coatings less safe than conventional inks and coatings?

Release Time: 2023-07-04 Collection | Return

UV inks and UV coatings are benign chemical formulations that do not contain solvents or other difficult chemistries.

UV ink will not dry when exposed to air

UV ink will not evaporate when time passes


Therefore, UV ink must be removed from hands, arms, clothing, tables, furniture by washing with soap and water. Also, printers must be aware to remove ink from any surface that it touches. Otherwise, UV ink will remain chemically ACTIVE and transfer to other surfaces as an active chemistry.

Is UV Ink Safe? YES! UV ink, UV coating and UV adhesives have been approved by the FDA for direct food contact. Printers commonly use UV inks on:

Milk Cartons

Ice Cream Cartons

Chocolate & Cookie Wrappers

Plus Thousands of other food packaging

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