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GWI Products

The West Coast's Top Ink & Print Resource


Since 1925, GWI has provided a comprehensive line-up of top-quality inks combined with the technical expertise printers need to succeed. Our in-house brands, plus partnerships with the biggest players in the industry, allow us to offer you an exceptional variety of inks for offset printing, packaging, tag and label and more.

Conventional Offset: These include quick-setting, extended-gamut, fluorescents, high-rub, soy certified, bio-renewable inks, high-pigmented, and high-gloss inks.

UV Curable Offset: UV, LED, and HUV, plus the appropriate coatings and varnishes.

Flexo: Our Flexo ink solutions include pH buffered inks that keep your pressmen from moonlighting as press-side chemists. Also try our opaque whites, which can reduce your double hits by 80% or more.

Custom Colors: GWI has world class ink labs, or Technical Centers, at each facility, to help our customers achieve the color they need. We can make colors from pigment if required. If you are worried about the Brand Color Czar that comes around for press checks, you might need GWI.

pH buffered: It’s surprising how many companies still don’t use these inks. Todays’ generation of pH buffered Flexo inks can be used in 98% of applications today. Let’s see if we can help you take advantage of the latest in pH-buffered products.

Opaque Whites: These inks are the holy grail of Flexo printing. Take the GWI challenge and try our Opaque Whites. After we review your requirements, we’ll send you a free trial. Our whites eliminate double hit 80% of the time.

Brands Applications
Great Western Ink Conventional/Oxidizing
K&E Heat Set/Cold Set/News
Sun Chemical Energy Curable UV/LED


Matching in-house solutions with leading brands, GWI supplies the Aqueous and UV Coatings you need to ensure the durability, and the unique look/feel, you need to thrill your customers.

Adhesion problems? Our expertise ranges from product recommendations to press-side consults to trouble shooting in a technical center near you.

Aqueous Coatings: We offer a comprehensive line of water-based coatings, including every-day glosses, satins and dulls. Then, we help with trickier, specialty applications like soft feel and blister pack.

UV Coatings: Attaining adherence and eliminating cracks across different substrates and digital toner presses isn’t easy. We know because we have years working with customers to find the correct UV product sets for their array of print types. From offset to Konica to Indigo digital, we can help.

Brands Applications
GWI Procoat Offset
Minus Nine/NiCoat UV
Sun Chemical Forms


GWI is a member of the Kodak Gold Reseller Network, one of only a few such companies nationwide. As a Gold Reseller, we carry Kodak’s full portfolio of solutions and services for prepress and packaging, including enhanced sales coverage and improved access for our customers.

From SonoraXP to CTP Systems to Prinergy Workflow and more, we provide the latest Kodak plates, plus other plate solutions.


Dry Chemistry Plates: If your team isn’t using these, you’re missing out. These new plates save time and money, eliminating need for a processor. They have 100,000+ run lengths with conventional ink and over 50,000 run lengths with UV.

Kodak Flexcell High-rez Plates: These plates continue to win industry awards for quality… and with a Trendsetter, you can develop Flexo and offset plates using the same CTP Device.


New Wet Chemistry Plates: The most eco-friendly plates available (lower water and energy consumption, plus flushable pH)
Top CTP systems with complete automation
Workflow solutions with efficient Rules Based Automation.

Brands Applications
Kodak CTP Imaging Systems Offset
Kodak SONORA Process-free Plates UV
Kodak Trilliam Wet Chemistry Plates Packaging
Kodak PRINERGY Workflow Forms
Flexcell High-resolution Plates Packaging


Every press operation is unique–and GWI has the best-in-class blanket solutions that deliver image integrity, quick release, durability and longevity.

We carry a full spectrum of press blankets, including conventional offset, hybrid, UV and coating blankets, plus the right specialty blankets to meet your needs.

We also offer a full line of wet and dry Automatic Blanket Clothes (ABC rolls).

From print heatset or coldset, sheetfed, or forms applications–and whether you’re looking for release, durability, fine printing or a combination–our experts will find a product that’s ideal for your situation.

Brands Applications
Fujikura Offset Printing Blankets Sheetfed
Day from FlintGroup UV
Automatic Blanket Clothes Forms
Siebert Varnish
Premier Blanket Service

Pressroom Chemicals & Supplies

Think of GWI as your one-stop source for all your chemical needs. We don’t just sell the products; we understand how they react with all of the other variables around the press.

We have a line-up of fountain solutions that feature the proper pH and conductivity to provide maximum results.

Our line-up of Press Washes includes premium, all-purpose blanket and roller washes for automatic and manual use. Avoid residue and harsh odors while achieving the proper evaporation rate for top cleaning performance.

To make sourcing product easy, we also supply ancillary products including wipes, packing paper and others, as well as pre-press and proofing products from Epson, Outré and X-rite.

Brands Applications
ProChem Offest
Varn UV
Allied Forms
Sun Chemical Rycoline Packaging
Day International Chemicals

How Can We Help?

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