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Gecko Tobacco

The universal solvent-based gravure inks system for cigarette packaging


The solvent-based ink series of choice for printing tobacco packaging made from paper and board.

Fully approved by all major tobacco brands. Delivers outstanding full and halftone printability in gravure printing.

Printing Processes

  • Rotogravure

Special Properties

  • Excellent half- and fulltone printability
  • Low solvent retention
  • Very high blocking resistance
  • Good heat resistance (up to 180°C)

Suited Substrates

  • Paper
  • Folding cartons
  • Metallised paper
  • Aluminium

Additional Information

Most fastnesses are defined by choice of Gecko Base concentrates due to pigment specific properties. Other physical properties are governed by type of ink series.

Available as ready made inks or from Gecko Base monopigmented concentrate and Gecko Tobacco system additive within an ink dispenser formulation.

Technical Informations

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Gecko Frontal Uni

Gecko Frontal Uni is a highly universal solvent-based ink series for a broad range of surface printing applications.

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Gecko Frontal Eco

Gecko Frontal Eco solvent-based ink is designed as good-value series for a variety of substrates, ideal for surface printing standard applications.

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The HYDRO-LAC product programme offers a wide range of coatings for various applications in flexographic or gravure printing.