TP 318 Series

Solvent Based Pad Printing Ink Range, 2-Component


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.


• In line with current safety requirements pad printing inks TP 318 have been formulated with especially environmentally compatible raw materials. TP 318 inks as well as the thinners and additives required for adjustment do not contain aromatics, butyl glycolate (GB-Ester), cyclo-hexanone, and also no polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). The ink system meets the criteria to obtain the GS mark (category 1) according to GS specification AfPS GS 2014:01 PAH.
• Pad inks TP 318 are solvent based pad printing inks. They are processed as 2-component ink with hardener. Depending on application and substrate two different types of hardeners are used.
• TP 318 dries physically/chemically-reactive and results in a satin gloss finish.
• The ink system shows an exceptionally easy and reliable printability and can be processed on various types of pad printing equipment.
• TP 318 inks are formulated without silicone-containing flow agents. They are therefore also suitable for applications with following application of reflective or adhesive coatings. However, due to the variety of processing conditions, pre-tests are absolutely necessary.
• Especially when processed with hardener TP 219/VCH this ink system shows an outstanding chemical resistance.
• Due to the binders (epoxy resin) TP 318 inks are not weather resistant. They are suitable for indoor and short-term outdoor applications.
• Note: Because of the variety of substrates, pre-tests are essential. It is also advised to check efficiency of possibly required pre-treatment of substrates (cleaning/degreasing, flame/corona/plasma treatment) or maybe even post-treatment (flame-drying).


>> Product Data Sheet TP 318 Series

Color Shades


>> Color Card C-MIX System 2000 P*

Y 30 Y 50 O 50 R 20 R 50 M 50 V 50
B 50 G 50 N 58 W 50 E 50 blindpixel W50  W50




>> Color Card Standard HD P

10-HD citric yellow 11-HD medium yellow  12-HD dark yellow  15-HD orange  20-HD light red  21-HD bright red  22-HD carmine red
30-HD light blue 37-HD violet  40-HD light green  60-HD white  68-HD black    


You will find further color shades of ink series TP 318 in the product data sheet.


>> Product Data Sheet TP 318 Series


* The strength and tint of all colors depicted on this website may deviate from the original due to technical reasons. For an exact color display please ask for our original color cards.