As a new type of packaging and printing material, the biggest advantage of water-based ink is that it does not contain volatile organic solvents. Its use reduces the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), does not damage the health of ink manufacturers and printing operators, and improves the environmental quality. Therefore, it can be called an environmental friendly ink. The biggest characteristics of water-based ink are no pollution to the environment, no impact on human health, no combustion, and good safety. It can not only reduce the residual toxicity on the surface of printed products, make it convenient to clean printing equipment, but also reduce the fire risk caused by static electricity and flammable solvents. In addition to environmental protection, the printing characteristics of water-based ink are also good. The water-based ink has stable performance, does not corrode the plate, simple operation, low price, good adhesion after printing, strong water resistance and rapid drying. Water based inks are not only used in flexographic printing and screen printing with great development potential.