K-4™ G   gel body Economy Heatset Base Black

K-4 G base black is a gelled dispersion of 23.2% carbon black in a heatset vehicle. K-4 G Base Black is best used for low-tack (tack 8 and below) gloss heatset web offset inks in loadings of 65-80% by total formula weight. K-4 G responds well to freeflowing hydrocarbon resin gel vehicles with high gloss and print jetness, further rewarding the formulator with  lowest cost to manufacture. Use K-4 G for any low tack heatset bacl formulation where viscosity must be conserved and misting must be controlled.

Using high percentages of K-4 G gelled base black in heatset ink formulas allows for low cost and excellent print jetness.

Chemical Resistance: 5% HCl: Excellent 5% NaOH: Excellent
Bleed Resistance:
Water: Excellent Ethanol: Excellent Hot Paraffin: Excellent Soap: Excellent Lacquer Solvents: Excellent Linseed Oil: Excellent Diethylene Glycol: Excellent Mineral Spirits: Excellent
Lightfastness: Full Strength: Excellent Tint: Excellent


Pigment type: pigment-grade furnace carbon black (Black 7)

Pigment Content: 23.2%

VOC Content: 34%

Solvent Boiling Range: 435 to 750F

Vehicle type: Heatset Web Offset

Bio/renewables content: 4%

Appearance: Soft black paste

Packaging Options:

Color Plant & Offices: 2020 West Parkes Drive, Broadview, IL 60155

Black Plant: 2700 South 12th Avenue, Broadview, IL 60155

Telephone 708 344 1295  FAX  708 865 5759

© 2017 By R. A. Kerley Ink Engineers, Inc. (Kerley Ink)