Inline & offline digital printing primers certified for use with HP Indigo presses.
Water-based overprint coatings increase durability and enhance the look & feel of inkjet-printed materials.
High-performance primers for inkjet that improve print quality & ink adhesion on film & paper.
Advanced materials designed to enhance the performance and processing of agricultural products.
Recyclable water-based coatings that confer high barrier to paper-based packaging and wraps.
Enhancing composite performance through optimized fiber-polymer interface adhesion
Water-based sizing solutions designed to optimize interfacial adhesion in composites using carbon fiber.
News (Monday, 11 September 2023)
These groundbreaking new in-line primers feature wide substrate compatibility and superior runnability to help simplify press room management.
News (Thursday, 7 September 2023)
Matt Adler will expand our strategic relationship with HP Indigo Digital Press owners & digital printing value chain stakeholders.
News (Thursday, 24 August 2023)
Transitioning from film-based substrates to fiber-based substrates can improve end-of-life options for final structures.
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DigiGuard® Plus strengtheners enhance HP-validated UV OPVs’ performance in combination with Michelman’s DigiPrime® priming solutions. This allows press owners to increase addressable market size, better serve high-performance label markets, and produce more with HP Indigo digital label presses.
Expand into high-performance label markets such as personal care & cosmetics, household cleaners, automotive oils & fluids, wine & beer bottles, and industrial & electronic equipment. Choose the precise strengthener, primer, varnish, and substrate to match the needed application.
WaterEight hours submersed in room temperature water followed by peeling test with 3M 810 tape and a 2kg roller.
ChemicalTwo hours submerged in different chemicals followed by peeling test with 3M 810 tape and a 2kg roller.
ThermalIced water for eight hours, hot water (90°C) for 30 minutes, followed by peeling test with 3M 810 tape and a 2kg roller.
MechanicalBottle-to-bottle (abrasion resistance)ASTM D4060-07 (abrasion resistance)ASTM D5264-98 (Sutherland® Rub Test)FINAT FTM29 (scratch resistance)
The primer, ink, and UV varnish layers must interlink to achieve the required performance. HP Indigo ElectroInk permits chemical crosslinking between it and the primer and varnish layers, which allows the strengtheners to provide the needed resistance. Additionally, the strengtheners have been successfully tested on HP Indigo-approved DigiPrime® 680. We recommend testing DigiPrime® 040, 050, and 060, and other HP Indigo-approved in-line primers to confirm performance outcomes.
News (Friday, 28 April 2023)
HP-certified DigiPrime® primers promote excellent adhesion to paper and film media and DigiGuard® strengtheners enhance OPV performance.