VersaBase™ 1032 Alkali Blue

VersaBase™ 1032 Alkali Blue is a multi-purpose dispersion of Alkali Blue (Reflex Blue) pigment in a universal vehicle for paste inks. VersaBase™ 1032 Alkali Blue can be used alone for making many types of Reflex Blue inks such as Quickset/Sheetfed Lithographic, Heatset Web Offset, Business Forms, and Newsinks.

Typically used to make Reflex Blue inks or used as a toner in black inks to improve their blueness of shade, 25% to 38% of VersaBase™ 1032 Alkali Blue by total formula weight is considered a normal loading for most paste ink formulas. As a toner, used 2%-10% of VersaBase™ 1032 Alkali Blue to tone black inks.

Chemical Resistance: 5% HCl: Poor 5% NaOH: Poor

Bleed Resistance:
Water: Excellent Ethanol: Poor Hot Paraffin: Fair Soap: Poor Lacquer Solvents: Excellent Linseed Oil: Excellent Diethylene Glycol: Fair Mineral Spirits: Excellent

Lightfastness: Full Strength: Good Tint: Fair


Pigment type: Alkali Blue 61

Color Index No: 47265:1

Pigment Content: 32%

Solvent Content: 15%

Solvent Boiling Range: 520 to 580F

Bio/renewables content: 21.5%

Vehicle type: Quickset/Heatset Multipurpose

Appearance: Thick, tacky blue paste

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