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.

UV curable metallic inks

METAL UV flexo inks have outstanding brilliance and luster.  The METAL UV inks are available in standard Pantone colors from 871 through 877.  Specialty metallic colors 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.

Substrate Compatibility*
Paper / Board+++
Film/ Foil++
Thermal ECO-
Thermal Top Coat-
Hot Stampable/ Over-Printable++
Swiss Ordinance CompliantNo
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
  • UV-499 Press and parts cleaner for UV inks (attention : can swell photopolymer plates)

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