Digital Printing


Expand your capabilities, produce more, and achieve the best possible printed output. Our solutions for printers, converters, & paper mills enable greater sustainability in demanding applications.

We understand end-use applications and work closely with you to deliver solutions for both new and existing markets. Our solutions—developed holistically through a customized approach—integrate years of acquired formulation, application, and process knowledge to meet your customers‘ performance and sustainability requirements.

Recyclable & Compostable Flexible Packaging

Select HP-certified Michelman primers have passed extensive testing for ecotoxicity, heavy metals, & fluorine content for use in compostable packaging.
  • In-line and off-line availability
  • Excellent adhesion to synthetic substrates such as BOPP and PET
  • Low odor solutions
  • Food contact compliant options

High Performance Durable Labels

Enter new markets with our UV OPV strengtheners designed to enhance the water, chemical, mechanical, and thermal durability of digitally printed labels. DigiGuard® Plus solutions can extend your application range by meeting the industry's durability & resistance standards.
  • In-line and off-line availability
  • Primers for both paper and synthetic substrates
  • Re-coatability

High Capacity Folding Cartons

Increase press utilization with primer solutions for a wide gamut of paper and film applications.
  • Thick, sheet-fed, rough, or very absorbing substrates.
  • Clay coated news back (CCNB) or duplex paper board.
  • Synthetic substrates including rough & smooth PVC.

Substrate optimization for commercial printing

Improve ink receptivity, rub resistance, and image quality on paper and film with DigiPrime®.

Solutions for Electrophotography & Aqueous Inkjet

We collaborate with OEMs, press manufacturers & owners, converters, and paper mills to develop solutions for electrophotography and pigmented water-based & UV inkjet that increase quality, versatility, and efficiency.


High-Speed InkJet

High-Speed InkJet

Michelman's family of high-performance primers for inkjet are designed to improve print quality and ink adhesion on both film and paper substrates, including solutions for both pigmented water-based and UV inkjet printing applications.

HP Indigo Solutions

HP Indigo Solutions

HP Indigo, as a global leader in high quality digital printing technology, has tested and recommends a broad range of Michelman's DigiPrime priming solutions that optimize paper and film media to produce the best possible printed output. Also Indigo tested and recommended are Michem In-Line Primers for Indigo presses with ILP stations, as well as Sapphire brand primer. Product selection guidance, data sheets, and usage guidelines for this fast-growing area are available online here or upon request.

Overprint Varnish

Overprint Varnish

DigiGuard® aqueous and UV curable 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.