DigiGuard® IJ 521

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 »


A water-based overprint varnish (OPV) formulated for water-based inkjet, offering a gloss finish and flexibility with hot melt and cold set gluability.

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

AppearanceCream colored liquid
pH8.0 – 10.0
Percent Non-Volatile28.0% – 31.0%

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

Additional Information

Description: Gloss overprint varnish (OPV) for inkjet

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 521

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

Cincinnati, OH, USA (DGIJ521)

Aubange, Belgium (DGIJ521.E)