Primers and OPVs each play different roles in the digital production environment, but together they provide printed material with water resistance, chemical resistance, scratch resistance, and thermal resistance. They also increase gamut, prevent colors from fading, and enable greater customization.
Michelman's family of high-performance primers for inkjet are designed to improve print quality and ink adhesion on both film and paper substrates, including solutions for both pigmented water-based and UV inkjet printing applications.
HP Indigo, as a global leader in high quality digital printing technology, has tested and recommends a broad range of Michelman's DigiPrime priming solutions that optimize paper and film media to produce the best possible printed output. Also Indigo tested and recommended are Michem In-Line Primers for Indigo presses with ILP stations, as well as Sapphire brand primer. Product selection guidance, data sheets, and usage guidelines for this fast-growing area are available online here or upon request.