Poor Ink Adhesion on Polyethylene Causes Printer Issues

Curbell supplied a different polyethylene material suitable for their inks which improved quality

A screen printer who manufactures industrial signs was having rejects due to poor ink adhesion on a polystyrene substrate.

Screen Printer who Manufactures Industrial Signs Having Problems with Poor Ink Adhesion on Polyethylene Substrate (Case Study at Curbell Plastics)The problem was more severe when they were printing on stock that had been in their warehouse for a few months. The shop manager contacted a Curbell salesperson to discuss the issue.

Substrate with Good Ink Adhesion

Curbell was able to supply the printer with high impact polystyrene that had the right formulation and the correct surface energy to insure good ink adhesion.

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