Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd. has announced that clear ink has been added to its LH-100 hard UV ink for UJF-3042, JFX plus series and JFX series of UV LED curable inkjet printers. The clear ink is expected to be available in February 2011.
The clear ink enables effects such as "Glossy Finish" and "Matte Finish" adding value to the product outcome. These effects provide a finish close to "Varnish Finish" which has been actively used in the printing industry. Furthermore, the clear ink can be layered multiple times so that images may not only look more enticing, but also create a strong desire to touch the image.
The new clear ink will increase the opportunities of printing companies by adding more value to their offerings and consequently increase their revenues.
Owners of established printing machines wanting to swap to after-market inks can now make the move to Colorific’s high quality family of solvent-based products without having the worry of making the change-over. In conjunction with Tech8, all customers opting for the ink supplier’s low-cost yet superior alternatives to original formulations can now have the transition taken care of by specially trained engineers, with the knowledge that full installation and ongoing support will be provided.
Colorific’s growing ink families offer cost-effective compatibility with Roland, Seiko I Infotech, Mimaki, Mutoh and HP Designjet 9000 wide-format machines. Many existing printer models can be changed to Colorific on the fly, and this max and match ability means that no flushing out or special treatment is needed before switching brands.
“Colorific’s quality, reliability and price quash the negative rumours that constantly abound about alternative ink options, but we appreciate that some companies are still nervous about making the transition,” explains Shaun Holdom, business manager for Colorific at IGS UK. “This is why we’re offering the services of a team of experienced technical engineers who can make the change-over, giving printer users a built-in comfort factor.
“In today’s continuing tough economy no-one wants to experience down-time when moving to a third-party ink supplier, and our products are guaranteed and warranted accordingly,” Holdom continues. “Changing to Colorific also means that many older printing machines don’t need to be retired simply because their original inks are no longer available. We can add years of life expectancy and productivity onto this equipment.”
In order for inks to comply with Colorific’s strict quality criteria, all products are tested for reliability, compatibility, colour gamut and accuracy across different machines and materials. Users of these products can also benefit from the Colourgreen initiative which is designed to simplify the legal implications of working with solvent-based chemistries by offering a free recycling service.
Nazdar has announced the release of Lyson 7470 Series ink for use in UV digital flatbed printers. This new ink series is designed for superior performance on fluted polypropylene materials. Primary uses of this product are for POP displays, durable graphics and billboard banners where flexibility and adhesion is of primary importance.
According to Rich Nickols, Digital Product Manager, UV Curable Coatings for Nazdar, "Nazdar 7470 Series is the best ink available with respect to adhesion and durability on fluted polypropylene, and it will change people's expectations about digital printing on this substrate."
Other popular POP substrates, such as styrene, Sintra, Dibond and foam board, exhibit good performance with Lyson 7470 Series. In addition, it is formulated for use in flexible applications and exhibits excellent resistance to edge chipping when used with a knife or router cutter.
Many of those attending the upcoming 16th LatinCan Conference in Brazil will likely be getting their first exposure to INX International Ink Co.'s highly successful EVOLVE Advanced Digital Solutions. Supporting this popular concept will be a preview of the new TP UV Fusion, the first UV hybrid low migration inks available in the market for 3-piece metal decorating. The Conference is being held February 16-18 at the Sheraton Resort & Hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
EVOLVE (www.inxevolve.com) was introduced in 2010 to help traditional printers and converters evolve to digital printing with industrial inkjet systems. Digital technologies such as the CP100 UV cylindrical printer, the new MD1000 UV flatbed printer, and the NW100 narrow web press for short-run digital prototype packaging and production, help expand portfolios by providing new capabilities to develop niche markets. EVOLVE's wide array of high quality products include customised inks and coating solutions for every type of digital printer and print-head technology, ranging from solvent, UV-curable and UV LED-curable, to aqueous and thermal and oil piezo inks.
The TP UV Fusion hybrid inks are specifically formulated for indirect food packaging applications that call for low migration and low odour inks. Conforming to Nestle requirements for packaging inks, these unique inks are environmentally friendly without VOC solvents, are ITX and Benzophenone free and qualify for the Soy Ink Seal. With exceptional adhesion to a wide variety of base coated metal substrates, UV Fusion has excellent press stability and color balance that is comparable to the best conventional litho inks on the market.
Triangle inks/Josero will be taking one of the most prominent stands at Sign UK this year. The stand will include a complete range of Triangle ink products including spare parts such as print heads, dampers and wiper blades for both wide and superwide printers.
The stand will feature a Mimaki JV33, a Roland SP540V and an HP8000 showing Triangle inks running in both cartridge and bulk feed systems. Triangle inks is one of the fastest growing alternative ink manufacturers in the world. Josero is the sole distributor in the UK and Ireland for Triangle inks. Triangle has an extensive product portfolio which means Josero can supply alternative inks for virtually every model of wide and superwide format printer across the whole spectrum of ink technologies - traditional solvent, Bio and UV curable.
There will be a high profile team on the stand including all the Josero Directors, senior officials from the European Inx Digital team, (Triangle inks is part of world leading ink giant Inx Digital) plus representatives from each of Josero’s extensive UK and Irish dealer network.
Loic Delor, Managing Director of Josero commented, “We found that customers really enjoyed meeting their local dealers last year, therefore we want to ensure we give new customers the same opportunity this year. Even though we had such a large team on the stand in 2010, they were rushed off their feet with enquiries. That is why we have decided to go for a larger stand in a very prominent position this year, and an even bigger team. Come and see us in Hall 17/18 on stand D2 and F2 from 12-14th April and I’m sure you will be very impressed.”
Global Imaging is now offering Panoply Inks. Panoply inks are alternative inks available for most solvent and UV printers on the market. These inks offer an excellent colour gamut and save users up to 30 percent on their ink costs.
Produced in an American ISO 9001 manufacturing facility for the highest quality and most consistent product output, each Panoply series ink has been formulated to meet the exacting specifications of the most popular wide and grand format solvent and UV printers. These vibrant, durable inks are warranted to last a minimum of two years on qualified media with no coating or lamination required.
"Our goal at Global Imaging is to partner with our customers to help them add profits to their bottom line. We have been pairing our excellent product portfolio with attention to our customers' business strategies to reach this goal since we started back in 1995," said Tara Lamb, president and founder of Global Imaging. "We are fully aware that profits are derived from both business sales growth and low production costs. With the introduction of Panoply Inks, we can continue to build upon our reputation for offering creative, high quality products to help businesses both large and small achieve these their profit goals."
Each Panoply series ink offer users unrivalled quality and cost efficiency. They have been formulated to meet the exacting specifications of the most popular digital grand and wide format printers including Gandinnovations, HP NUR, HP Scitex, Océ, HP, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, Seiko, Zünd, and more.
Customers can expect no-mess conversions, convenient sizes and fully compatible chipped cartridges, litre bottles or bulk ink delivery systems.
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