DigiPrime®

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® Solutions Provide

  • Outstanding print receptivity on multiple substrates
  • Excellent ink adhesion
  • Food compliant options
  • Compliant options for use in compostable packaging
  • Environmentally friendly water-based chemistry
  • Security of supply through a global supply chain & distribution network

DigiPrime® Off-Line Primers

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.

Michelman In-Line Primers

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.


 

Flexible Packaging

  • In-line and off-line availability
  • Excellent adhesion to synthetic substrates such as BOPP and PET
  • Low odor solutions
  • Food contact compliant options

High-Performance durable labels 

  • In-line and off-line availability
  • Primers for both paper and synthetic substrates
  • Re-coatability
 

Folding Cartons

  • Increased print receptivity
  • Creasability
  • Remains clear and shows no discoloration over time

Commercial Printing

  • Maximized ink adhesion and durability
  • Remains clear and shows no discoloration over time
  • Excellent storage stability with no shelf life or aging issues
  • Long blanket life and reduced downtime for presses

In-line Primers

HP INDIGO PRESSTYPEMICHELMAN PRIMERRECOMMENDED SUBSTRATESAPPLICATION

6900 (WS6X00) & 8000

Labels & Packaging

Michem® In-Line Primer 030

DigiPrime® 680

film, metal, synthetic, & paper

labels
flexible packaging
shrink sleeves

20000

Labels & Packaging

DigiPrime® 050

film & paper

flexible packaging (especially for lamination with adhesives)

30000

Labels & Packaging

DigiPrime® 060

cartonboard

folding cartons

W7200 & W7250
I50000

Commercial

Michem® In-line Primer Q4324A

Michem® In-line Primer Q4325A

coated & uncoated paper

books & journals
personalized direct mail
magazines
yearbooks
transpromotional documents

 

Off-Line Primers

For Commerical Presses
HP INDIGO PRESSMICHELMAN PRIMERRECOMMENDED SUBSTRATE

5000, 7000, & 12000 Series

DigiPrime® 4431

Sapphire Priming Solution Q4310A

paper & synthetic

 
For Labels & Packaging Presses
MICHELMAN PRIMERRECOMMENDED SUBSTRATESKEY BENEFITSAPPLICATION METHODFOOD CONTACT COMPLIANT

DigiPrime® 2000

uncoated, mottled, semi-gloss, and glossy paper grades

rub resistance

flexo & gravure

yes

DigiPrime® 3000

uncoated, mottled, semi-gloss, and glossy paper grades, PE

paper optimization

flexo & gravure

 

DigiPrime® 4431

paper and synthetic film

excellent for flexible packaging and label applications

flexo & gravure

yes

DigiPrime® 4450

most films and papers

anti-blocking

flexo & gravure

yes

DigiPrime® 4462

uncoated, semi-gloss, glossy paper grades, and a variety of films

improved water resistance

flexo & gravure

yes

DigiPrime® 5000

treated synthetics and
soft vinyl

slower drying

flexo & gravure

 

DigiPrime® 6611

paper and a wide variety
of film

ideal when corona is not available

flexo & gravure

yes