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Uncoated Powders

These powders are hydrophilic 

  • They accept water and greasy substances (i.e. they are absorbed into the inks)
  • These powders offer the best offset protection
  • These are general usage powders and are recommended for multi-pass work

Coated Powders

These powders are hydrophobic

  • They repel water and seek out greasy substances thereby keeping printed sheets from blocking
  • Ideal for laminated and varnished jobs; synthetic stocks, single pass work and high gloss finishes
  • Improves slippage and reduces potential for scratches 
  • Ideal for film converting operations

Uncoated Powder Types

Coated Powder Types