DigiGuard® IJ 520

DigiGuard IJ 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. Learn more about DigiGuard IJ »


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® IJ 520 is also receptive to hot melt and cold set glues for efficient process in sealing ends of boxes.

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
High-Speed InkJetdurability, scratch resistance, Substrate - paper, Applicator - flexo / gravure/ roll, glossy

Physical Properties

AppearanceAmber liquid
pH7.0 – 9.0
Percent Non-Volatile29.0% – 31.0%
Brookfield Viscosity Range< 200
Spindle Number2

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

Additional Information

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

Handling: Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Ensure adequate ventilation. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Use personal protective equipment as required.

Storage: Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Keep from freezing

Shelf Life: 12 Months

Technical Data Sheet: Click here to download a Technical Data Sheet PDF for DigiGuard® IJ 520

Site(s) of Manufacture (and Product Code):

Cincinnati, OH, USA (DG520IJ)

Aubange, Belgium (DG520IJ.E)