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For printing labels, ink should be used in a way that appropriate for the properties of fabric and products.
Functional ink gives stronger advertising effects as it changes according to temperature or releases fragrant scents when it is touched.
UV ink which is used for UV printing creates photochemical reactions and immediately hardens with ultraviolet rays.
With such properties, UV ink enables clear printing but it is relatively expensive. UV ink has high resistance to scratches, abrasions, and climate changes.
Spot color ink is used to express colors, chroma, and brightness that cannot be reproduced by CMYK.
Gold and silver are widely used spot color ink. Spot color ink is more expensive and has less printability than other types of ink, but it enables high quality printing by mixing with other types of ink.
Thermochromic ink is made of thermochromic substances that change colors in response to temperature.
Thermochromic ink is categorized into two types – reversible type ink that changes color when the temperature goes up and recovers when the temperature does down and non-reversible type ink that does not recover.
This ink is used for beer labels which are to check temperature changes.
Scented ink contains a mix of scent-bearing micro capsules and UV varnishes and releases a certain scent when the ink is rubbed.
This ink is widely used for catalogs, pamphlets, toys, stationery, fabric conditioners, and other goods that require high advertising effects.
Fluorescent ink is made of fluorescent pigments. This ink exhibits clear colors and is used for posters, advertisements, and wrappers which are designed to attract the attention of people.