Printing on PVC Material
Printing on PVC is ideally suited for the printing of ID cards, gift cards and other similar items. Due to the chemical properties of the PVC, it isn’t easy to create an ink formulation that dries quickly, dries dark, and stays permanent.
Kao Collins ink has a couple of choices to achieve those results, but as with many processes there are trade offs.
Kao Collins Shark (TSK-1948) is formulated to have excellent permanence, and print quality, but needs a little extra time to dry.
Kao Collins Max 3 (TWK-1396) doesn’t have as high a marks on permanence, but prints on a larger variety of stocks.
Kao Collins Bear (TSK-2039) has excellent permanence and dry time, but as a result print quality suffers slightly.
The ideal solution depends on the specific characteristics of the performance that are important to you.