A-A-208 Ink, Marking, Stencil, Opaque (Porous And Non-Porous Surfaces)


This commercial item description covers four types of opaque ink for marking on porous and non-porous surfaces.

SKU: 208 Category:

Product Description

A-A-208B & C is an opaque marking stencil Ink for use on porous or non-porous surfaces.

Note: please refer to the appropriate technical performance specification, A-A-208, and applicable technical documents under the MSDS/Documents Tab.


The industrial marking ink covered by this specification is divided into the following types and classes:

Type I – For Use on Non-Porous Surfaces (Non-Pressurized Containers)
Type II – For Use on Porous Surfaces (Non-Pressurized Containers)
Type III – For Use on Non-Porous Surfaces (Pressurized Containers)
Type IV – For Use on Non-Porous Surfaces (Stencil Rollers)

Class. The classes of coatings are as follows:

Class A – Standard formulation stencil ink
Class B – Stencil Ink formulated free of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP-free)

Click On The Links Below To View Documents:

Military Performance Specification A-A-208
Technical Data Sheet (TDS) – A-A-208B
Technical Data Sheet (TDS) – A-A-208C

Also Known As:

» A-A-208,
» A-A-208A
» A-A-208B
» A-A-208C

The color of the stencil inks shall be a general match to the specified color in table I as determined by visual inspection under illumination in accordance with ASTM D 1729. The sample for the test shall be prepared in the following manner: Apply a film of the sample ink at complete hiding to a non-porous panel and allow to dry completely. If the visual inspection described above proves inconclusive, the color variance of ΔE 1.75 maximum, will be considered acceptable.