Qualvis switches to 100% low migration ink

Qualvis Print and Packaging has fully switched to the use of 100% low migration food safe inks in its production process.

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The Leicester based print and packaging company’s main driver for the move was to comply with the EU standard EC1935/2004 and minimise the customer’s risk of ink migration.

The conversion took six months to complete and involved 1800 spot colours, all coatings, varnishes and metallic inks.

Richard Pacey, Qualvis’ technical director, said there was always one press dedicated to low migration inks and a separate low migration ink mixing kitchen.

“To be pro-active, fully compliant with legislation and give protection to all of the brands that we deal with, we have made the decision to fully switch to the use of low migration inks throughout our production process.”

Qualvis Print and Packaging produces cartons and sleeves across a range of industries including food, cosmetic, multimedia, horticulture and DIY/household industries.