Spring METAL is a complete range of water based and UV flexo metallic inks. Specialty UV and water-based metallic color effects are available upon request.


Water-based metallic inks

METAL WB have excellent printability characteristics with superb luster and sheen. Spring METAL WB inks are particularly suited to printing on paper and board, but can be modified to work well with certain synthetic substrates. Prior testing of these substrates is essential. Available in standard Pantones from 871 through 877 as well as in specialty metallic tints.

For optimal results

Spring does not recommend using metallic inks on thermal papers.

Spring recommends using an anilox of 8-12 cm3/m2 in order to achieve the full metallic effect.

All inks are supplied ready to use. In addition, we have a full range of water-based additives to maintain constant and optimal print quality. See our Ink Additives section for more details.

Spring metallic inks come with a three month shelf life guarantee for unopened pails.

DryingIR/ Hot Air
Compatibility *
Paper/ Board+++
Thermal Top
Thermal Eco-
Hot Stampable/ Over-Printable++
Humidity & Chemical Resistance
Swiss Ordinance
Nestlé CompliantNo

+++ = excellent

++ = good

+ = acceptable

– = poor

*:always validate new combinations of ink and substrate prior to industrial production


Cleaning solutions

  • NCL-1103 Plate cleaner for water based and UV inks
  • SoftClean Anilox cleaning solution for water based and UV inks and coatings
  • NC-32 Press and parts cleaner for WB inks

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