The Quick Stain – with the abbreviation ICQ – are innovative submicronic ceramic pigments for inks.
The quick stains are characterized by a particle size distribution having an average particle value between 0.7 and 0.9 μm, and a real d100, measured by images recorded using an electronic scanning microscope, less than 3 microns, as well as, by a higher dimensional and morphological uniformity of the particles.
Quick pigments have a very narrow and fine granulometric distribution, very close to that of a ceramic ink, and do not contain amorphous phase. For this reason, they are the best candidates for the production of high-quality ceramic inks.
Indeed, not everyone knows that, given the same pigment, a correct granulometric distribution, first of the pigment, then of the ink, gives, first of all, an increase in color intensity; therefore, in a better quality of the final ink.
Incorrect grinding leads to the formation of a very fine amorphous phase that affects the whole ink quality: from the lower color rendering to the worse filterability, to the rheology and stability of the ink itself.
In addition, incorrect grinding can also leave substantial pigment particles dispersed in ink, which can affect the rheology, the stability and, above all, the filterability of digital ceramic ink.
The inorganic pigments for Quick Stain ceramic inks – thanks to their uniform and narrow submicronic particle size distribution – allow to obtain numerous advantages:
The range of Quick Stain inorganic pigments consists of over thirty high saturation pigments that cover a wide colorimetric gamut. We know the ceramic market, and we accompany and advise our customers in choosing the best pigments, the best ink range; for the market, and the application of interest. Of course, in full respect of the INCO’s tradition – ‘Sarti del colore’ (Color tailors) since 1988 -, specific shades can be developed upon request. Increase the production capacity of your ink plant! Increase the quality of your inks!