We suggested in our August 3rd article Big Hitters in the Ink Market, that the time was coming when we would see some of these bigger ink players entering the digital print arena...
Van Son Holland Ink Corporation today announced it is launching a new line of Premium Wide Format Ink jet inks for Epson, Mimaki, Mutoh and Roland printers. Van Son will introduce its new line of inks at Graph Expo 2011 being held at McCormick Place in Chicago on Sept. 11-14. Van Son developed its new line of Premium Wide Format Ink jet inks in response to the growing wide format inkjet market demand for an efficient alternative to major printer manufacturer’s inks.
With a well-respected reputation for manufacturing inks with incredible print quality and colour brilliance, Van Son’s cost-effective wide format inkjet inks improve wide format printing performance by offering better adhesion on a wide range of substrates. Offered in both easy-to-use cartridges and economical bulk packaging, the product line includes:
• Real Solvent inks designed for Mimaki JV3, JV33 and JV5 printers. These inks have a strong outdoor durability, are extremely fast drying, and have increased print head durability.
• Eco Solvent ink for improving printing performance with better adhesion on substrates including flex, PVC, and vinyl. The Eco Solvent inks to do not emit harmful VOCs, eliminating the need for forced ventilation.
• Pigment and Dye inks were created for Epson Piezo Head printers. With excellent print performance on a wide variety of media, the inks provide highly intense colour with a wide colour gamut, strong head durability, and enhanced fade resistance.
• Power Chrome Pigment inks that increase the density levels to optimize compatibility on most media types and is engineered to produce incredible print quality and colour brilliance equivalent to dye based inks.
• Dye Sublimination inks that can be used with direct printing on fabrics without the need for intermediary heat transfer paper. With a particle size less than 100 nm there is virtually no possibility of head clogging.
“We are very excited to bring to market an ink that will serve the wide format printers and the graphic arts industry.” said Joseph Bendowski, CEO of Van Son Holland Ink Corporation of America. “As companies invest in new technologies, our wide format inks will increase pressroom efficiencies as well as provide an answer to environmental concerns that are so important to the industry today.”