Inks

Here you find the comprehensive ink programs from Sun Chemical. Sun Chemical is also known as Coates Screen Inks from Wiederholdplatz in Nürnberg. Below in the matrix you get an overview of the different ink systems, and what the preferred material is for each ink system. When chosen the right ink system you can find detailed information about the application, properties, color range, and how to use the inks system, in the dedicated PDF file. The PDF file can be accessed from the side menu or from the below archive. Please note that the archive contains more ink system then the overview matrix presents. E.g. you’ll also find information about the range of available additives for the ink systems. If you need assistance you can contact our sales team as well as you can send us samples of your material for further evaluation and advice.

Pad Printing Inks - Archive

Auxiliary Agents & Additives (TP HM)

Generally, pad printing inks are not supplied in a ready-to-print adjustment. They have to be adjusted to specific local conditions by addition of organic solvents (thinners/retarders) and if relevant hardener prior to printing.

In some rare cases, addition of further auxiliary agents/additives may be required.

TP 212

Oven curing pad printing inks for printing of duroplastics, coated surfaces, metals, polyester and glass.

TP 249

Pad printing inks for printing of thermoplastic items, which are sensitive to tension cracks (cans, cups, housing parts, also boards, various give-aways etc.), especially injection moulds made of polystyrene (PS), polycarbonate (PC), PET-G, PMMA (“acrylic glass”), ABS and other co-polymers.

TP 272

Pad printing inks for printing of thermoplastics, especially rigid and plasticized PVC, polycarbonate (PC), PMMA (“acrylic glass”). Also limited suitability for polystyrene (PS), ABS and SAN.

TPI

Pad printing inks for printing of thermoplastics, especially polystyrene (PS), rigid PVC, and plasticized PVC, however not for polyolefines (PE/PP). Also suitable for various coated surfaces.

TP 287

Pad printing inks for printing of thermoplastics, especially polystyrene (PS), ABS, and SAN. Also suitable for rigid PVC, celluloseacetobutyrate (CAB) and PMMA (“acrylic glass”) as well as paper and cardboard.

TP/PP

Pad printing inks for printing of non-treated polypropylene (PP) for applications not requiring high resistances.

TP 247

Pad printing ink range TP 247 is suitable for printing on thermoplastics such as pre-treated polyolefines, i.e. polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), PMMA (“acrylic glass”), rigid and plasticized PVC. Also suited for polycarbonate (PC), ABS, SAN as well as PC/ABS polymer blends, polyurethane (PU) and coated surfaces.

TP 253

Pad printing ink range TP 253 is suitable for printing on textiles made of natural fibres, especially cotton, and also for synthetic materials (polyamide, polyester) as well as polyurethane, synthetic leather, leather, thermoplastic elastomers (TPE, TPU, soft-touch coatings) and rubber.

TP 273

Pad printing ink ranges TP 273 and TP 273/T are applied on demanding substrates such as polyamide (PA), polyurethane (PU), thermoplastic elastomers (TPE, TPU, TPS etc.), so-called soft touch coatings as well as on rubber, leather and synthetic leather.
For printing on thermoplastic elastomers ink range TP 273/T is especially suitable.

TP 300

Pad printing ink range TP 300 is appropriate for a vast variety of applications. TP 300 inks are especially suitable for printing on various thermoplastics such as pre-treated polyolefines, i.e. polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (HD-PE, LD-PE), PMMA (“acrylic glass”), polycarbonate (PC), polyamide (PA). They are also suitable for polyester, polyacetal (POM, flame-drying), polyurethane, rigid PVC and polystyrene. In addition, for various duroplastics, metals, coated surfaces, CDs, wood and paper.
TP 300 inks are used for a variety of technical-industrial applications, toys and promotional articles.

TP 300/111580

Pad printing ink range TP 300/111580 is appropriate for a vast variety of applications. TP 300/111580 inks are especially suitable for printing on various thermoplastics such as pre-treated polyolefines, i.e. polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (HD-PE, LD-PE), PMMA (“acrylic glass”), polycarbonate (PC), polyamide (PA). In addition, for various duroplastics, metals, coated surfaces, CDs, wood and paper.
TP 300/111580 inks are used for a variety of technical-industrial applications, toys and promotional articles.

TP 305

Pad printing ink range TP 305 is suitable for printing coated surfaces, pre-treated polypropylene (PP) and pre-treated polyethylene (PE). In addition, for printing on polyamide (PA), polystyrene (PS), ABS and SAN, rigid PVC as well as CDs and wood.

TP 313

Pad printing ink range for printing on various thermoplastics, especially polystyrene (PS) copolymers such as ABS, SAN and polymer blends like PC/ABS. In addition, for printing on PMMA (“acrylic glass”), polycarbonate (PC), rigid PVC. As 2-component ink suitable for some polyester materials. After pre-treatment (flame-treatment) also for polyamide (PA), after pre-treatment (flame, corona, plasma) also for polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE).
TP 313 inks are used for a variety of technical-industrial applications, toys and promotional articles.

TP 340

Pad printing ink range TP 340 is suitable for printing on various thermoplastics, especially for technical-industrial applications. Main substrates are ABS, SAN, ASA, polystyrene (PS, rigid PVC, PMMA (“acrylic glass”) and polycarbonate (PC).
In addition, and only if processed as 2-component system, TP 340 inks can be printed on some coated surfaces, metals and copolymers.

TP 400

Pad printing ink range TP 400 is appropriate for a vast variety of applications. TP 400 inks are especially suitable for printing on thermoplastics such as polycarbonate (PC), PMMA (“acrylic glass”), polyamide (PA), pre-treated polyolefines, i.e. polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE); also for rigid PVC, polystyrene, polyester, polyacetal (POM, with flame-drying), polyurethane. Also, for duroplastics, metals and coated surfaces.
TP 400 inks are a good choice for a variety of technical-industrial applications, toys and promotional articles.

TP/E-HF

Pad printing ink range TP E-HF is suitable for printing on various thermoplastics, especially ABS, SAN, ASA, polystyrene (PS), rigid PVC, PMMA (“acrylic glass”) and polycarbonate (PC).
In addition, as a 2-component system and/or after pre-treatment of substrates (flame, corona) TP E-HF inks can also be printed on polyester, polyamide (PA) and some coated surfaces.

TP 218

Pad printing inks for printing on special thermoplastics, especially pre-treated polyolefines, i.e. polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (HD-PE, LD-PE), PMMA (“acrylic glass”), polyamide (PA), cellulose acetate, various duro-plastics as well as metals and coated surfaces.

TP 218/GL

Pad printing inks for printing on glass, ceramics, duroplastics, metals as well as chromium and nickel-plated, gold-plated or rhodium coated surfaces.

TP 253 L

Special ink system for processing as screen and as pad printing ink system.
For printing of materials made of silicone rubber such as bathing caps, wristbands, keypads, etc.

TP 260

Pad printing inks for printing on metals, coated surfaces, duroplastics and special thermoplastics such as pre-treated polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (HD-PE, LD-PE), PMMA (“acrylic glass”), polyamide (PA), polyacetal (POM), polyurethane (PU) and polyester (PES).

TP 307

TP 307 inks are suitable for printing on pre-treated polyolefines, i.e. polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (HD-PE, LD-PE) such as bottles, formed parts etc. The ink range is also appropriate for printing on chromium-plated surfaces, coated substrates and various thermoplastics such as PMMA (“acrylic glass”), ABS and duroplastics (phenolic and melamine resins, glass-fibre reinforced polyester and epoxy resins).
TP 307 inks are especially used for a variety of technical-industrial applications.

TP 318

As pad printing inks TP 318 can be processed with two different hardeners they show an exceptionally vast variety of possible applications.
Depending on hardener used TP 318 inks are suitable for the following substrates:
• With hardener TP 219/VCH:
Glass, ceramics, duroplastics, metals. Chromium- and nickel-plated, gold-plated and rhodium-coated surfaces.
• With hardener TP 219:
Thermoplastics, especially pre-treated polyolefines, i.e. polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (HD-PE, LD-PE), PMMA (acrylic glass), polyamide (PA), cellulose acetate, various duroplastics as well as metal and coated surfaces.

TP/UV-K

Pad printing inks for printing of demanding substrates such as pre-treated polyolefines (PP and PE), duroplastics, metals and glass. Also suitable for polycarbonate (PC) and some other thermoplastics.

TP/UV-R

Pad printing inks for printing of polycarbonate (PC), polyamide (PA), polyester, duroplastics and coated surfaces. Also suitable for polystyrene and various types of PVC.

TP/UV-P

Pad printing inks TP/UV-P for printing of thermoplastics, especially ABS, in addition SAN, polystyrene (PS), polycarbonate (PC), rigid PVC, polyamide (PA), pre-treated polypropylene (PP) and duroplastics.
Pad printing inks TP/UV-P2 especially for printing of polyamide (PA), glass-fibre reinforced polyamide (PA-GF) and metals.

Pad Printing Inks - Color Cards

C-MIX 2000

C-MIX 2000-P

Coates Screen Inks Silver

Coates Screen Inks​ Flourescent

Color Ranges

Colorcard Translator