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Sheetfed Offset

Dry/Set Tech

Conventional UV Lamp

Formula Base



3-piece can, Tin plated steel, sized steel sheet, aluminum sheet, select plastic sheets, and polymer-resin surfaces

AquaMax Dense Black was originally designed with envelopes in mind, but is not limited to just envelope printing


 DENSE Black

AquaMax™ Dense Black water-base flexo ink is formulated for uncoated paper and envelope stocks running on 200-600 LPI (2-9 BCM) anilox roller-equipped flexographic presses. Use of AquaMax™ Dense Black is not recommended for non-absorbent substrates and plastic films. AquaMax™ Dense Black is highly pigmented.

Kerley Ink has designed AquaMax™ inks to be considerably more stable in-fountain than the majority of water-based flexo inks in the market by integrating a very forgiving amine neutralizing system for longer runs between pH adjustments. In addition, all AquaMax™ inks are relatively free of mineral fillers like clay extenders, so color strength and print fidelity are optimized.


AquaMax™ Dense Black has low viscosity (<1.2 poises or 16 seconds #3 Zahn Cup) so it dives into the uncoated paper substrate quickly for excellent drying speed and easy handling and die cutting.


Like many other Kerley Ink products, AquaMax™ can be fine-tuned in strength and viscosity for your press on a special basis. 

Have it your way!

Folks like our AquaMax™ Dense Black (Otherwise known as AquaMax™ Envelope Dense Black) and it's easy to see why! From the hand proof image you can see Kerley's AquaMax™ Dense Black (on the left) compared to a competitor's sample from a new customer. What a difference!

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