Fujifilm has launched an advanced new UV ink technology at FESPA 2015, called Uvijet OW. The newly launched ink range, which is used in the Inca Onset series, has been developed specifically with improved adhesion properties so that it can be used on a wider range of rigid and flexible plastic substrates, while retaining the high jetting standard and printing reliability associated with all Uvijet inks.
All Uvijet OW inks, currently available as CMYK, Lc, Lm and orange, deliver a high gloss finish and cure effectively at the fastest Onset print modes to ensure maximum productivity and excellent print appearance. The inks also provide superior resistance to post print processes such as cutting, creasing and routing.
Tudor Morgan, marketing manager at Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems, comments: “There is a shift in market demand from PVC to a wider range of more sustainable substrates, with brand-owners and retailers being increasingly asked to demonstrate their green credentials by using recyclable materials such as polypropylene and polystyrene. It is consequently fundamental for print service providers to ensure they use inks with excellent adhesion properties on a wide range of environmentally friendly media without compromising print quality or jetting reliability. Uvijet OW inks perfectly meet these requirements.”
He adds: “Fujifilm was the first company to commercialise the use of additional colours such as orange, green and violet on the Inca Spyder 320 platform in 2007, and we are committed to continuously develop ink systems that will maximise the impact of printed images. By adding orange to the Uvijet OW range, it not only increases the colour gamut that can be delivered, but rigorous testing has proved that it delivers a brighter and more vibrant image.”
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