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Clear Base for Lustre Colors

A complete range of WINK Waterbase ink colors, including metallic, pearlescents, as well as custom color matches are available. Metallic colors are sold as a 2-PK system with the WINK 8507 CLEAR and the Metallic pigment packed separately for mixing immediately before use.

WINK Waterbase laminating adhesive has the following characteristics:

  • Low VOC
  • Short laminating cycles
  • Smooth print surface for overprinting with Litho inks
  • Adhesion to UV inks
  • Fast drying without clogging screens
  • Full bleed colors without coated overlay


Of special interest for manufacturers of laminated PVC is the superior adhesion obtained to both printed substrate and overlay. For laminated cards this allows the use of uncoated overlay even when the ink contains high loadings of pigment such as with metallic effects, full bleed offset colors or highly crosslinked UV ink. This superior adhesion can also result in shorter laminating cycles for improved plant efficiency. Lower temperature laminating cycles can also be used (270°F), which results in better edge distortion control and higher yields.

Lamination of rigid PVC is sometimes problematic because of poor adhesion of the overlay to some printing inks. This is particularly true for UV cured inks and full bleed offset colors. To overcome this problem one must use adhesive coated overlay or apply a coating to the printed stock. WINK 8507 CLEAR vehicle will minimize the need for overcoating for adhesion.


The increasingly stringent regulations regarding the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) to the atmosphere combined with the insurance industry’s pressure to reduce workplace exposure to flammable and hazardous solvents has created a need for a good waterbased laminating inks.