DigiGuard® 520IJ

Brand Family Overview

DigiGuard® water-based overprint varnishes protect and enhance the appearance of printed materials. Various grades are available for commercial print jobs; form, fill and seal packaging; and food contact applications.

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A water-based overprint varnish (OPV) that protects and enhances the appearance of printed corrugated boxes. This innovative and unique OPV is specifically formulated for inkjet presses to pre-print paper used in corrugated boxes and offers low odor, high gloss and hot mar resistance. DigiGuard® 520IJ is also receptive to hot melt and cold set glues for efficient process in sealing ends of boxes.


Water-based OPV for inkjet printed paper used in corrugated boxes

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
High-Speed InkJetSubstrate - paper

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Physical Properties

These physical properties are typical but should not be considered specifications.

AppearanceAmber liquid
pH7.0 - 9.0
Percent Non-Volatile29.0 - 31.0
Brookfield Viscosity (cps, mPa·s) 0 - 200
Spindle Number1

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Application Data

DigiGuard® 520IJ is a water-based OPV that can be applied via rod, flexo or gravure coater. Typical coat weight is between 4 and 8 wet gsm depending on the substrate, application and end use.