Thermo Chromic Printing Inks
Thermo Chromic inks change color as their temperature changes. Our thermochromic inks all work the same way:
- below the activation temperature they are colored
- above the activation temperature they are clear or lightly colored.
- As the ink cools, the original color returns.
Low Temperature Thermochromic Inks
Low Temperature: ink is used for applications in the refrigeration temperature range, like beverage labels and ice-cream packaging. Once the temperature rises, a warning can appear.
Body Temperature Thermochromic Inks
Body Temperature: ink is designed to show color at normal room temperature and to change color when rubbed with the finger or by breathing on it. It is used on packaging and other interactive products as well as a security feature for checks, prescription pads, and other important documents.
High Temperature Thermochromic Inks
High Temperature: formulation changes color just below the pain threshold temperature for skin, which is why it is a great safety feature on labels for microwaveable products, hot beverages and pizza boxes.
Thermo Chromic inks can change color according to the surrounding temperature.
The change occurs once the activation temperature is reached.
Below Activation Temperature
Thermo chromic inks are colored when they are below the activation temperature. This effectively covers any text or design that is printed underneath.
Once the activation temperature is reached, they become clear or transparent. This will then reveal any text or design that is printed below.
Thermo ChromicPrinting Inks
Cost for 3 Kilograms
|Flexo / Gravure Water based
|Flexo / Gravure Solvent based
|Silk Screen Water based
|Silk Screen Plastisol based
|Silk Screen Solvent based