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Fountain Solution Concentrates

We Consider the Word "Solution" as Most Important

Fountain solution is frequently underestimated what influence on offset printing is concerned. The correct product is as important as adequate maintenance. Whereas it is pretty simple to have a supplier recommend the best product, it is quite a bit more complicated to establish an effective maintenance and monitoring plan for keeping up undisturbed production and stable print quality.

Most competitors are offering only ink or only dampening additives, and many of them don't even produce or know about formulations. hubergroup is developing and producing both, ink and fountain solution concentrates - and in addition to that, we offer seminars on how to deal with the challenge of checking, monitoring and maintaining fountain solutions.

It goes without saying, that water analysis and recommendations are part of the daily routine in hubergroups service package. Knowing the chemistry of the ink and the water, including all their interactions, makes our packages to be so successful. Sometimes we hear that we are not as cheap as others, but with respect to price-value relation, our customers wouldn't agree.

Enhance your productivity with the perfect package of performance! See some of our most powerful allrounders below and ask for specials if you can't find a product matching your application.

See our standard products below:




COMBIFIX-MGA


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COMBIFIX-MGA

Dampening additive for organoleptically neutral prints

Application

COMBIFIX-MGA is designed for low-odour and low-migration packaging printing, on presses with continuous-feed dampening units and added alcohol.

This fountain solution concentrate can be used for absorbent and poor absorbent substrates. Its formula provides good plate protection and excellent ink/water-balance characteristics when working with 8-10% of IPA content in the fountain solution.

Your Benefits

COMBIFIX-MGA is warranting for safety if low odour and low migration properties of a printing process are mandatory. If employed in combination with CORONA-MGA inks and ACRYLAC-MGA water-based coatings, legal demands for manufacturing food-packaging are fulfilled.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 4%
  • Supports organoleptically neutral print products
  • Constituents with migration potential are evaluated for food contact
  • Serves for fast start-up by quick run-off
  • Provides a stable ink/water-balance
  • Prevents roller stripping
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Offers very good plate protection
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

Product Profile

IPA-free printing::

IPA-reduced printing:

Poor absorbent substrates:

Non-absorbent substrates:

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.



SUBSTIFIX-MGA


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SUBSTIFIX-MGA

Dampening additive for organoleptically neutral prints

Application

SUBSTIFIX-MGA is designed for low-odour and low-migration packaging printing and reducing or eliminating alcohol addition to the fountain solution.

This fountain solution concentrate for continuous-feed dampening units provides excellent ink/water-balance characteristics. Within a range of 0-5% of IPA added to the fountain solution, it is compatible to all common printing plates.

Your Benefits

SUBSTIFIX-MGA is warranting for safety if low odour and low migration properties of a printing process are mandatory. If employed in combination with CORONA-MGA inks and ACRYLAC-MGA water-based coatings, legal demands for manufacturing food-packaging are fulfilled.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 4%
  • Supports organoleptically neutral print products
  • Constituents with migration potential are evaluated for food contact
  • Supports alcohol-free printing
  • Serves for fast start-up by very quick run-off
  • Provides a stable ink/water-balance
  • Compatible with all common printing plates
  • Prevents roller stripping
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Protects plates during idle periods
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

Product Profile

IPA-free printing::

IPA-reduced printing:

Poor absorbent substrates:

Non-absorbent substrates:

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.



Fount Solutions


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COMBIFIX - XL

The mother of fountain solution concentrates

Application

COMBIFIX-XL is one reference product for initial press startups ever since it was invented. It is designed for printing with alcohol, employing continuous-feed dampening units.

This fountain solution concentrate can be used for absorbent and poor absorbent substrates. Its formula provides good plate protection and excellent ink/water-balance characteristics when working with 8-10% of IPA content in the fountain solution.

Benefits

COMBIFIX-XL is a most thoroughly evaluated and reliable product, having worked millions of days in many thousand printing houses.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 4%
  • Furnishes the printing plate with a thin, stable water-film
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Prevents roller stripping
  • Very fast printing plate runoff and good plate protection
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

Product Profile

IPA-free printing:

IPA-reduced printing:

Poor absorbent substrate:

Non-absorbent substrate:

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products



Fount Solutions


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SUBSTIFIX - AF

The enemy of isopropyl alcohol

Application

SUBSTIFIX-AF is a dampening additive designed for printing without alcohol on presses with continuous-feed dampening units. It can also be employed when printing on low alcohol dosage.

This fountain solution concentrate can be used for absorbent and conditionally for poor absorbent substrates. Its formula provides excellent plate protection and outstanding ink/water-balance characteristics when working with 0-5% of IPA content in the fountain solution.

Benefits

With SUBSTIFIX-AF you are looking at a highly favoured product among the dampening additives for eliminating VOC in the press room. Users are convinced by its performance and surprised how easy it is to get rid of IPA.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 4%
  • Supports alcohol-free printing
  • Serves for fast startups by quick run-off
  • Provides a stable ink/water-balance
  • Prevents roller stripping
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Protects plates during idle periods
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products

Product Profile

IPA-free printing:

IPA-reduced printing:

Poor absorbent substrate:

Non-absorbent substrate:

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.



Fount Solutions


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REDUFIX-AF

Highest dot definition in heatset

Application

REDUFIX-AF is designed for printing without alcohol on web offset presses with continuous-feed dampening units.

It is known to be the product creating a very stable production run and smooth start-ups on a low waste rate, making it the "money saver" in the pressroom.

Benefits

With REDUFIX-AF you are able to eliminate VOC in the fountain solution while receiving even better print quality compared to printing with alcohol. Sharper dots come along with top performance, adding savings on top.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 3%
  • Designed for alcohol-free printing
  • Prevents roller stripping
  • Protects plates during idle periods
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Lowers contamination of dampening circuit
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

Product Profile

Especially suited to improving print quality and extending the intervals between blanket washes.

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products



!NKREDIBLE GOOD NEWS FIX


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!NKREDIBLE GOOD NEWS FIX

The friend of all newsprinters

Application

!NKREDIBLE GOOD NEWS FIX is specifically designed for newsprint applications in various formulations for all types of dampening systems.

It is noted for its excellent performance on shorter and long runs, supporting quick "first sellables" and stable register. Inking stability and a low piling tendency are as much a matter of course as quick start-ups after plate changes.

Your Benefits

With !NKREDIBLE GOOD NEWS FIX you are using a widely trusted fountain solution concentrate with top performance, generating savings by avoiding waste of paper and time.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 2%
  • For web offset presses with contactless dampening units
  • Stabilizes the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Noticable reduction of linting and build up on blankets
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

Product Profile

Especially suited to improve print quality and increase the distance between blanket wash cycles.

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.



COMBIFIX


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COMBIFIX

The plowhorse for molleton and duct dampening systems

Application

COMBIFIX is the classic product for all dampening systems with cloth sleeves, be it on small or larger presses. It protects the sleeves from staining, extending their lifetime and performance.

This fountain solution concentrate can be used for absorbent and poor absorbent substrates. Under the conditions described above, it can be used with or without alcohol.

Your Benefits

COMBIFIX was one of the first ready to use products in offset printing history and is, despite of its age, still a modern and reliable fountain solution concentrate.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 4%
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Prevents excessive feedback of ink to the dampeners
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection
  • Very fast printing plate runoff and good plate protection

Product Profile

IPA-free printing:

IPA-reduced printing:

Poor absorbent substrates:

Non-absorbent substrates:

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.

Technical Informations



Fount Solutions


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HYDROFIX-B

Fountain solution concentrate for printing on non-absorbent substrates

Application

HYDROFIX-B is intended for use in sheet-fed offset presses when printing on non-absorbent substrates.

When used in continuous feed dampening units, adding 8-10 % isopropanol to the fountain solution is required.

Benefits

This product tailored to the requirements is providing best results in quality and performance. Profit by our knowledge about ink/water/substrate interaction for your special application.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 2%
  • Contains no substances disturbing adherence of ink to the substrate
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • In line with anti-corrosion guideline
  • Provides adequate protection for the printing plates

Product Profile

IPA-free printing:

IPA-reduced printing:

Poor absorbent substrate:

Non-absorbent substrate:

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products



Fount Solutions


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Salinofix

The mother of fountain solution concentrates

Application

Fogra approved hardening agent for demineralized water.

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products