DigiGuard® IJ


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 coatings deliver improved water, chemical, and scratch resistance in a range of tailored surface finishes. They are cold-set glueable and can be used for indirect food contact applications.


  • enhanced product appearance with tailored finishes and ink protection
  • improved productivity & throughput with fast-drying durable finishes
  • receptive to both hot melt and cold-set glues for box closures
  • increased durability with scratch, water, and chemical resistance
  • indirect food contact compliant


  • flexo
  • rod
  • gravure
  • offset

Typical Materials

  • folding carton
  • paper
Product Name
Applicator - flexo / gravure/ roll
Substrate - paper
scratch resistance
water resistance
DigiGuard® IJ 520
DigiGuard® IJ 521
DigiGuard® IJ 530
DigiGuard® IJ 5302