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From our award-winning cylindrical inkjet printer and flatbeds to our pad printing equipment and lasers, Boston Industrial Solutions is the top choice for printing experts in all industries. See how some of our customers utilize our equipment!

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Sep’ 23

Natron® Ink – MG Series Receives CPSIA Certification

Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc., a global leader in printing technology, is excited to announce that our MG Series Pad Printing ink  and i-267X hardener have achieved CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) certification. This achievement demonstrates our commitment to delivering safe, reliable, and compliant products to our valued customers. These printing inks make it possible to print on challenging substrates. Examples include glass, metals, coated metal, carbon fiber, and many plastics. CPSIA certification is a testament to the relentless dedication and rigorous testing processes undertaken by Boston Industrial Solutions. This helps us to ensure the highest standards of safety and quality of our printing inks. This certification is especially important for industries printing on metals, glass, and plastics, such as automotive, packaging, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and more. Key features of CPSIA-Certified MG Series inks: Safety first: MG Series inks do not contain, among other things, lead, or phthalates. They are free from harmful substances. This makes these inks suitable for a wide range of applications, including toys for children and food packaging. Vibrant, durable, and exceptional quality: While prioritizing safety, the MG Series inks do not compromise on performance. These screen-printing inks provide vibrant and long-lasting prints ensuring that your products look great and stand the test of time. Additionally, these inks are dishwasher-safe and can withstand chemicals, oils, and weather elements. Some of the key features include very high opacity and gloss, and excellent printability. Wide range of applications: This metal and glass printing ink-line is the perfect ink for marking industrial applications, electronics, cosmetic packaging, power tools, automotive parts, and decorating toys and promotional items. Sustainability: Lastly, the MG Series has very low VOC components and is made with safe and sustainable materials. As an industry leader, Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc. continues to set new standards for pad printing and screen-printing ink solutions. MG Series inks offer a safer and more reliable choice for decorators to enhance their products through high-quality prints on metals, glass, and plastics. For more information about our screen and pad printing inks and how they can elevate your printing applications, please visit our website at or contact our dedicated customer support. About Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc. Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc. is a technology company that manufactures advanced printing inks, industrial coatings, adhesives, equipment, and software and provides solutions to industrial, medical, toys, automotive, aerospace, sporting goods, toy manufacturing, apparel, consumer, and promotional companies worldwide. Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc. is the global leader in silicone inks, adhesives, and coatings worldwide. For more company news and new products, visit

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Aug’ 23

What is digital printing?

Digital printing involves directly transferring digital images or designs onto a substrate. Examples of substrates include paper, fabric, stone, metal, plastics, wood, and more. While there are many applications for digital printing, our focus will be on direct-to-object printing. Digital printing uses digital files to print and control the printing process. This is unlike pad printing or screen printing, which require pad printing plates or screens for printing. To print, digital artwork (raster images or bitmapped images) is sent directly from the computer to the digital printing press. The digital printer then prints directly on the substrate. Examples of digital printing presses include UV printers, digital cylinder printers, UV flatbed printers, etc. Digital printing vs. screen and pad printing Pad printing and screen printing are popular object printing methods. Definition of pad printing: an indirect offset (gravure) printing process where a silicon printing pad takes a 2-D image from a laser-engraved (etched) printing plate (also called cliché) and transfers it to a 3-D object. Synonyms of pad printing are tampography or tampo printing. Definition of screen printing: a process of transferring an image onto a substrate by printing ink through a mesh screen. Synonyms of screen printing are serigraphy and silk-screen printing. Serigraphy silk screen print process. Frame, squeegee and silicone color paints. Digital printing differs from traditional analog printing methods because it does not require printing plates or stencils to transfer an image; digital printing presses print the image directly onto the substrate in full color. For screen and pad printing, full-color printing requires artwork color separation and process colors. Each color requires a separate printing plate (cliché) or screen mesh. Inkjet printing, on the other hand, uses print heads that have nozzles. These nozzels jet inkjet ink onto the substrate. Other major differences when printing single-color prints include speed and crispness. Screen printing and pad printing produce very crisp prints and are capable of printing at a very high speed. Digital printing is quickly catching up. While it is yet to deliver vivid prints at high speeds, technological advancements are quickly catching up to the traditional analog printing methods. Some of the major advantages of digital printing include: Variable data printing—this is not possible with screen and pad printing. While it could possibly be done with screen and pad printing, it is very costly. Each new set of data would require separate artwork, plates, and set-up time. On-demand printing, cost-effective short runs,especially for full color printing Quick turnarounds, Full-color printing capabilities Advantages and disadvantages of Inkjet printing UV inkjet printing is excellent for on-demand, full-color runs that can be completed quickly and cost-effectively. This direct-to-object printing method also excels at personalization. Artwork modification is easy, as is using variable data printing (VDP), making inkjet printing the best way to print. With advancements in print quality and speed, industrial UV printers are quickly becoming a staple in the promotional printing industry as well as industrial printing. Printing on cylinders and conical objects was challenging for digital printing. But not anymore. With an excellent digital cylinder printer such as the Volta Gyra, it is now possible to print full color on demand at high speed. A major drawback of digital printing is the ability to print on odd-shaped objects; these types of applications are best handled by pad printing. Unfortunately, UV inkjet printers are more costly to run and maintain compared to pad or screen printing. UV Ink for Digital Printing Equipment There are three types of UV inkjet ink available: hard, flexible, and neutral. Each of these types of ink includes cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and white (CMYKW) UV ink. Additionally, there are extended color gamut UV printer inks such as light cyan and light magenta. Recently, manufacturers have started adding colors such as red, gray, and varnish with the intention of producing a full color gamut and enhancing prints. Like screen and pad printing inks, UV inks do not adhere to low-sufficient-energy substrates such as polypropylene, glass, stainless steel, EVA, and coated metals. To overcome these adhesion challenges, use UV ink adhesion promoters such as the Natron Polypropylene primer, G1 Adhesion Promoter for glass, or the M74F stainless steel primer. Learn more about our Natron UV inkjet primers.

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Aug’ 23

MG Series Pad Printing Ink Spotlight

Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc., offers a wide range of pad printing inks, including the MG Series pad printing ink line. Our Natron ink line has the widest selection of inks for almost every substrate that you can think of. Think about that for a second! While our inks are excellent, we understand that it is challenging to understand the ink for your substrate despite the filter feature on our pad printing ink page. This is where our printing ink experts come in to help you find the best ink to adhere to your substrate. The MG Series screen and pad printing ink features: Very high gloss Very high opacity Dishwasher safe Medical grade Also, this 2-component pad printing ink has superior chemical and mechanical resistance to alcohol, acids, and alkalis. Printed products with this ink can withstand over 500 industrial wash cycles without losing gloss or fading. What makes the MG series stand out is the ability to print on multiple substrates, including glass, raw metal surfaces, coated metal surfaces, varnished surfaces, hard plastics, pre-treated PP, polystyrene, acrylics, epoxy resins, polyester powder coated, delrin plastics, and many other substrates. The MG series prints on these substrates with ease. Printing applications Industries using this ink line include drinkware, medical industries, industrial printing industries, promotional products, sporting goods, etc. Example applications include glass, hard hats, automotive knobs, saw blades, pens, toys, food packaging, etc. The MG series is also excellent for printing on healthcare surfaces and medical instruments due to the fact that it is non-toxic and does not contain heavy metals. Unlike competing inks, the MG series inks have very high opacity. Additionally, all colors within this ink series are intermixable to create new shades of color. There are over 31 available standard colors, including metallic and 4-color CMYK process colors. Check out our MG ink color chart. To learn more about this ink line our SE Silicone inks and other Natron inks, please contact us today. We have distributors all over the globe trained and ready to serve our customers quickly and on time. Browse our locations page to contact the right person for your location.

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