Supply of alcohol and solvents for printing

Thinners and chemicals for typography and printing

Chemicals for printing

Printing is an art that has always involved the use of chemicals of various kinds. For the modern printing, one of the most used products is alcohol, treated according to specific criteria so as to obtain a substance ideally suited to the various processing steps that require it.

25 years at your service with quality chemicals

Locatelli Alcool, based in the province of Bergamo, specialises in the sale of alcohol for printing,and both solvents and thinners for offset, flexo and roto printing. Thanks to our large catalogue of certified chemicals, we have become a reliable partner for major players, providing alcohol to printersthroughout Lombardy, Italy, and abroad.


The role of solvents in printing processes

A solvent is a substance that can dissolve another, with the purpose of creating a solution. The most common solvent is, naturally, water, but for complex chemical processes, a number of different products are used, each with specific characteristics, including:

  • making compounds less viscous
  • dissolving resins
  • fixing colours.

Alcohol is the ideal solvent for many print processes, and is used in offset, flexo, and roto printing. This ingredient, together with the main component, the pigment, is mixed to create the ink, in which the alcohol is the volatile part and allows the compound to remain fluid without altering the other ingredients.

Solvents and retardants for inks: we create bespoke mixtures for your needs

We supply pure and denatured alcohol for printing, as well as free alcoholic mixtures, and solvents of various grades.
Offers a catalogue dedicated to flexogravure printing that includes three-part mixtures, solvents, and binary mixtures, while also offering custom modifications to standard solvents to create mixtures that perfectly fit your needs.

We also offer 'auxilliary' substances, such as isobutyl alcohol, used as a retardant for polyamide inks.


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Contact us for supplies of alcohol and printing products

Locatelli sells chemicals for printing, and alcohol for printers and graphic arts, with certified, secure delivery included.

For a quote, or to ask for more details on pure and denature alcohol for the printing market, contact our office on: +39 035 851278, or complete the form on this page.

Secure delivery, personal service, and high quality products: You can rely on Locatelli Alcool!

View our catalogue of alcohol and solvents

  • Ethyl acetate
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Denatured ethyl alcohol
  • Pure ethyl alcohol
  • Isobutyl alcohol
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Methyl alcohol
  • Pure alcohol
  • Solvents
  • Solvents for graphic arts
  • Flexible package printing
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