24 Sep 2021

Mutoh releases eco-friendly MP ink


Mutoh stays green in the digital signage market with its new MP ink.  Made up of 60 percent bio-based material, and containing no HAPs (hazardous air pollutants) or heavy metals, the ink is made to enhance the output of Mutoh’s ValueJet 1608HS-Hybrid.

Mutoh’s new ink produces a wider colour gamut with increased adhesive and abrasion characteristics. This durable outdoor ink is comprised of renewable resources which are created in state-of-the-art resin chemistry.

“Mutoh is pleased to offer an ink choice to meet the growing demand for environmentally responsible advertising campaigns,” shares Brian Phipps, General Manager of Mutoh America Inc. “Not only are we reducing our carbon footprint, but we are creating products that still give clear, vivid and beautiful prints for our customers.”

MP Ink offers high performance on vinyl, banner and a wide range of plastics. The new ink requires relatively low maintenance compared to competitive products.

The ValueJet 1608HS-Hybrid, is one of Mutoh’s most versatile printers that can create impeccable prints on both rigid and flexible substrates.

Included in the Hybrid is Mutoh’s SpectrovueVM-10 spectrophotometer, a high-resolution “digital prism” that converts visible light to a digital spectrum for on-printer color calibration. Mutoh’s new MP ink and ValueJet 1608HS-Hyrbid streamlines the entire colour management workflow, enhancing productivity, reducing labour time and media waste.


Mimaki adds new clear ink to its LH-100 Hard UV Ink

Mimaki Jfx Plus

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.


Colorific Ink combines with Tech8’s service to provide comfort factor for new users


Tech8 Warranty Cover for Colorific Ink

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.

Further information on Colorific inks is available at www.colorificink.com

Further information on Tech8 warranty, repairs and spares, is available at www.tech8.eu


Nazdar launches Lyson 7470 series ink for fluted polypropylene

Nazdar Logo

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.

Available in 1-litre and 5-litre bulk bottles.


INX International to feature EVOLVE, new ink at LatinCan

Inx Logo

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 take prominent stand at Sign UK

Josero Signuk

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.”