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
Sizing solutions designed for use in the manufacturing of glass fiber, carbon fiber and natural fiber.
News (Tuesday, 20 July 2021)
Michelman hires Mr. Jon Hunter as Director, Global EH&S, and Ms. Sonia Razzaque as Vice President of Regulatory Compliance & Product Stewardship.
News (Thursday, 15 July 2021)
Michem® Guard 200 & 201 additives deliver a more natural appearance when used in water-based varnishes for flooring and other applications.
News (Wednesday, 9 June 2021)
Dr. Rick Michelman will become President & CEO on January 1, 2022, and Steve Shifman will assume the role of Executive Chairman.
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Michelman’s DigiPrime® is the recommended brand of in-line and off-line primers for HP Indigo presses. Its excellent adhesion to both a wide variety of substrates and HP Indigo ElectroInk offers versatility and security for applications ranging from magazines to label printing to flexible packaging. We are proud to provide the only primers certified for HP Indigo.
DigiPrime®, used by many digital press owners around the world because of its ability to improve ink receptivity, rub resistance, and image quality on most types of paper, plastic, and film, also provides improved productivity and efficiency for digital printing on both commercial and labels & packaging presses.
HP Indigo has high capacity presses equipped with in-line priming applicators (ILPs). Michelman has developed primers specifically for this equipment and the applications associated with each.
6900 (WS6X00) & 8000
Labels & Packaging
Michem® In-Line Primer 030
film, metal, synthetic, & paper
labelsflexible packagingshrink sleeves
film & paper
flexible packaging (especially for lamination with adhesives)
W7200 & W7250I50000
Michem® In-line Primer Q4324A
Michem® In-line Primer Q4325A
coated & uncoated paper
books & journalspersonalized direct mailmagazinesyearbookstranspromotional documents
5000, 7000, & 12000 Series
Sapphire Priming Solution Q4310A
paper & synthetic
uncoated, mottled, semi-gloss, and glossy paper grades
flexo & gravure
uncoated, mottled, semi-gloss, and glossy paper grades, PE
paper and synthetic film
excellent for flexible packaging and label applications
most films and papers
uncoated, semi-gloss, glossy paper grades, and a variety of films
improved water resistance
treated synthetics andsoft vinyl
paper and a wide varietyof film
ideal when corona is not available
News (Thursday, 29 April 2021)
Michelman further invests in its Printing & Packaging business segment by adding two new associates to better anticipate and serve its custo…