DigiGuard® IJ 520

Brand Family Overview

Michelman’s DigiGuard® IJ series of odorless, aqueous overprint coatings is specially formulated for demanding aqueous inkjet applications including folding carton, direct mail, and brochures. These durable, fast-drying aqueous overprint coatings deliver improved water, chemical, and scratch resistance in a range of tailored surface finishes. They are cold-set glue-able and can be used for indirect food contact applications.

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An aqueous overprint coating that protects and enhances the appearance of printed corrugated boxes. This innovative and unique coating 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.


Aqueous overprint coating for inkjet printed paper used in corrugated boxes.

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
High-Speed InkJetglossy, Substrate - 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® IJ 520 is an aqueous overprint coatings 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.