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Speciality Inks

Offering an extraordinary range of special effect inks that will provide your application with the unique look it deserves.

Signature Panel Inks:

Signature Panel inks, both post and Pre- Lamination, opaque, transparent and high security versions that exhibit tamper evident colour change. These products are also available for non-security applications.

Please contact london@apollocolours.co.uk for data sheets or for more information.

Optichromic SH Series:

Optichromic SH Series screen Inks are colour variable inks available in six medium opaque shades. The colour obtained depends on the overprinted colour and varies depending on the angle of view. Optichromic SH can be produced in most Apollo Ink systems.

Please contact london@apollocolours.co.uk for data sheets or for more information.

UV Sensitive Inks:

Apollo Ultra Violet Sensitive Screen Inks are designed as security products for lamination into credit cards, or as overprints onto signature panels. We offer a wide range of UV sensitive invisible colour inks from Red to Violet. (inks that become visible once subjected  to UV light) These inks are also suitable for use on paper documents.

Please contact london@apollocolours.co.uk for data sheets or for more information.

Interference Inks:

A semi-transparent varnish that changes the optical properties of the underlying ink, giving a variety of effects. As these colours cannot be photocopied, they have a unique security application. Available in several shades.

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Laminating Fluorescent:

 

Laminating Fluorescent Screen inks are formulated for printing onto white PVC core as used for plastic cards. These inks have exceptionally low odour making them pleasant for operators to use. They offer expectational brightness, excellent printability and self solvency. These inks dry fast to a smooth matt finish. 

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IR Blocking:

A range of transparent colours which block I.R. light allowing ATM Machines to recognize transparent cards. 

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Phosphorescent:

Also known as "Glow in the Dark", these screen inks contain pigments that absorb energy from incident light and then re-emits it as light, after the incident light is removed. The length of time for which this is visible depends on the ink type, and previous exposure time. Three main types of phosphorescent inks are available; Standard long afterglow yellow/green, Extra long afterglow yellow/green, and quick charge long afterglow yellow/green. Standard long afterglow inks can also be produced to special order in Orange, Yellow, and Blue/Green. These are designed to print on most plastics and paper.

Please contact london@apollocolours.co.uk for data sheets or for more information.

Bar Code Blocking:

Bar code blocking inks are designed to cover bar codes printed on plastic cards under the overlay film. The bar code blocking ink prevents the bar code from being photocopied, whilst still leaving them readable by infra-red or optical readers. In the case of the black bar code blockers the bar code itself is not visible to the eye. 

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Thermochromic:

These inks contain heat sensitive pigments that absorb heat from their surroundings or from directly applied heat that means a reversible chemical change occurs in the ink. The ink then changes from coloured to colourless. On cooling the ink will return to its coloured state. These products are available over a range of temperatures and in various colours.

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Rub Removable

These screen inks are formulated for printing lottery type "scratch off" panels. These are available in silver and gold.

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Photochromic screen inks are a range of inks available in three colours: red, blue and yellow. Prints produced using these inks will change from colourless to coloured when exposed to UV light. They can be supplied in several ink types for plastic, metal and paper. 

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Photochromic:

UV Foil Primer:

 

UV Foil Primer (Duct application), Foil substrates are historically difficult to print onto, when applied, our Primer provides a surface that is better equipped to receive further offset colours and therefore give excellent laminating results.

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UV Machine Laminable Varnish:

 

UV Machine Laminable Varnish (Press Polishing, Duct application) gives a high gloss option when an overlay is not wanted or needed. It is applied through a duct adding protection and scratch.

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 In addition to the products listed above, a wide range of bespoke products are available upon request.