29 Jan 2020

Colorific launch alternative Roland AdvancedJet inks with a 2 for 1 offer

Colorific PRO-AJ inks for the Roland AdvancedJet

Get colour-matched inks for your Roland AdvancedJet printer for only £49, by taking advantage of the Colorific '2 for 1' launch promotion.

Created specifically to meet increasing customer demand for a lower-cost yet high-quality alternative ink for users of the AdvancedJet series of production printers from Roland, Colorific PRO-AJ inks offer complete plug and play compatibility with Roland Eco-Extreme original inks.

As with the recently launched Colorific PRO-J3 ink for Mimaki printers, substantial cost savings are the primary incentive for the customer, without having to sacrifice quality, reliability or indeed backwards colour compatibility with previously printed jobs.

Formulated as a ‘Mix & Match’ solution for users of OEM Roland AdvancedJet inks, the colour and physical properties of the original OEM inks have been matched so that existing profiles and printer settings can be used.

Mix and Match means the ink is an accurate colour match - no reprofiling is required - and can be used without flushing of the previous inks - PRO-AJ inks can be used in your printer alongside your existing Roland inks, making it an easily adopted and completely plug and play ink solution.

Based on extended field testing, in all vital areas of ink performance, Colorific claim their PRO-AJ ink is a viable and highly cost-effective alternative for AdvancedJet users.

"For users looking to reduce the running costs on their AdvancedJet printer, and its OEM derivatives such as the Uniform Grenadier GFX and beDigital Turbejet PS-2600, we believe our Colorific PRO-AJ ink can deliver the reliable performance that you have come to expect from your printer, at greatly reduced cost."

With a suggested resale price of £98 for a 1 litre cartridge, the PRO-AJ inks already offer substantial potential savings for the user of what is invariably a productive workhorse printer - this value has been further enhanced with an introductory offer that will allow users, for a limited time, to buy on a '2 for 1' basis, effectively reducing the price to only £49 per cartridge.

Colm Garvey, European Sales Director of Colorific suggests there has been a real demand from customers for this ink "The AdvancedJet is a fast printer that is often found in a busy production environment, accordingly it can use significant volumes of ink, so we can help the users to realise significant and tangible cost savings".

The '2 for 1' deal will run across Europe, to encourage users to try the inks, and see for themselves the seamless integration that is made possible by the 'mix and match' Colorific PRO ink series. Garvey adds "We have evey confidence that once users have tried these inks, they will remain Colorific users long-term, that is the thinking behind the '2 for 1' launch offer."

Garvey was also keen to stress that Colorific inks are fully backed by the company "We can offer our UK customers comprehensive warranty cover, that aims to meet or exceed the scope of any manufacturer provided warranty".

The Colorific ink range is sold in sixteen countries across four continents and is rapidly gaining a reputation for trouble-free reliability.

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You can also find further information on the Colorific website at www.colorificink.eu

Sun Chemical's Maurice Carruthers Honored by NPIRI

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The National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI), the research arm of the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM), honored Maurice Carruthers of Sun Chemical Performance Pigments  and Rodney Balmer of Flint Group with major industry awards.

Mr. Carruthers received the Technical Associate Member (TAM) Service Award, which honors outstanding individuals who, as suppliers, have played a significant role in the progress of printing ink technology or have contributed outstanding service to NAPIM and the printing ink industry. Mr. Carruthers has been involved with the ink industry for more than 40 years, starting at Ciba Geigy in the early 1970s as a dry color technician. He joined Sun Chemical in 1978 as dispersion manager, rising to director of manufacturing and his current position as vice president and general manager.

Mr. Balmer, Flint Group’s technical director for sheetfed inks, received NAPIM’s Technical Achievement Award (TAA), which honors a printing ink scientist who has contributed to the ink industry.

After receiving a degree in printing ink technology and also in chemistry from the University of Manchester Mr. Balmer joined Sun Chemical. In 2000, he joined Flint Ink as technical director paste ink and is a leader in the company’s energy cure and sheetfed ink research efforts.

In addition, Gary Deeter of BASF Resins received first place honors in the NPIRI Lecture Series, sponsored by Hexion Specialty Chemicals, while Don Henderson of Sun Chemical earned second-place honors.

Rich Czarnecki of Superior Printing Ink, Bemly Randeniya of Arizona State University, and Jeanine Snyder of Air Products & Chemicals each received honorariums from Lubrizol Advanced Materials, which sponsors the Best of Show Poster Boards awards.

Seiko Introduces Value-Priced Inks for ColorPainter V-64s

EG-Outdoor LX

Seiko I Infotech Inc. (SIIT) announced today that it will add a new value priced “EG-Outdoor LX” mild solvent ink set to its “EG-Outdoor “ink series.

The “EG-Outdoor LX” inks are designed for the “ColorPainter V-64s”, 64-inch mild-solvent inkjet printer, and they offer following features:

• Value price
• 6 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Light Cyan and Light Magenta)
• Large 500ml ink cartridge
• Full-speed printing performance
• Excellent outdoor durability
• High lightfastness
• Outstanding colour density
• Weekly Maintenance

The “EG-Outdoor LX” inks will be sold through SIIT channel partners worldwide and will be scheduled to start shipping in October 2009.

The “EG-Outdoor EX” inks, another genuine ink set for the ColorPainter V-64s, offers low-odor, superior outdoor durability and even better image quality will be sold simultaneously, therefore the ColorPainter V-64s users will have choice of ink for different use.

SIIT is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of professional graphic printers to its worldwide customer base.

Sawgrass Expands with New Business Units

Sawgrass Technologies logo

Sawgrass Technologies Inc. has announced its division into two new business units; Sawgrass Consumer Division and Sawgrass Industrial Division. Sawgrass' division is in response to increased demand and global synergies which have developed within each the Consumer and Industrial market segments. "This realignment of resources enables the individual business units to globally serve each market's unique customer needs. Sawgrass' Consumer Division will focus on turn-key solutions for digitally printing consumer products, while the Industrial Division will focus on commercializing new technologies to for mass customization a wide variety of surfaces," said Nathan Hale, CEO of Sawgrass Technologies.

Darcy Mauro has been promoted from vice president of sales and marketing of Sawgrass Technologies to president of the Sawgrass Technologies Consumer Division. With locations in Mt. Pleasant SC, and Sheffield, England, Sawgrass' new Consumer Division services the global consumer product-decorating industry.

According to Mauro, "Sawgrass' Consumer Division is a based on a high-touch, customer intimacy model serviced by our worldwide dealer channel. Throughout the world, we help our customers create high-quality, high-value consumer products and profitably grow their businesses with our reliable, and easy to use, turn-key digital decorating solutions."

Dr. Mickael Mheidle has been appointed as the president and CEO of Sawgrass Technologies Industrial Division. Sawgrass' Industrial Division has locations in Basel Switzerland and Mt. Pleasant, SC.

"Sawgrass' Industrial Division is based on an innovation model. We emphasize productivity and profitability through the commercialization of new digital printing technologies for mass customization of a wide variety of surfaces. With the introduction of M Technology inks, we are delivering entirely new categories of inks to the marketplace," said Mheidle.

New Aqueous Ink for Roland Inkjet Printers

Roland DG FPG2 Aqueous Inks

Roland DG Corporation have announced new FPG2 aqueous inks available in four colours (CMYK) for its VersaArt RS series of 64” and 54” inkjet printers and VersaCAMM VP-i series of 54” and 30” inkjet printer/cutters. Users of these products can select from new FPG2 aqueous inks or award-winning ECO-SOL MAX eco-solvent inks to suit their business demands.

“The new FPG2 aqueous inks print on a wider variety of media for brilliant colours and sharp crisp images,” said Yohei Shinomura, Roland DG colour product manager. “For short-term applications, users can print graphics on inexpensive paper media to lower their production costs. FPG2 aqueous inks are also ideal for environmentally-conscious users and indoor applications. For durable outdoor graphics, we recommend ECO-SOL MAX ink.”
 
New Roland FPG2 Aqueous Ink Features:

  • High-density pigment produces brilliant colours on a wide range of media
  • Wide color gamut, especially in red and green tones, for vivid colour reproduction
  • Ideal for short-term indoor applications
  • Lower production costs
  • Environmentally-friendly solution
  • ICC media profiles for 3rd party media available online at www.rolandg.com/download
  • FPG2 inks in 4 colors (CMYK) are available for the VersaArt RS-640/540 inkjet printers and VersaCAMM VP-540i/300i inkjet printer/cutters

Colorific blasts open ink options for owners of Mimaki JV3 printers

Colorific Pro-J3 alternative min and match ink for Mimaki JV3

Created for Colorific by one of the world’s biggest ink manufacturers, Pro-J3 ink is the latest ‘best in class’ ink to be added to the Colorific product range.


This new lower-cost ink formula for Mimaki JV3 series printers is available now from rapidly expanding European ink brand, Colorific. Their Pro-J3 inks form part of the supplier’s ‘mix and match’ Pro brand, which denotes absolute matching to the colour and performance standards of original OEM counterparts.

Colm Garvey, European Sales Director for Colorific distributor IGS is upbeat about the benefits “We firmly believe that this is the best alternative ink solution available to the Mimaki JV3 user, Pro-J3 is fully mix and match, to the extent that it can even be used alongside Mimaki original inks. Matched for colour and chemistry, it is fully compatible plug and play solution that requires no flushing or elaborate changeover, you simply plug it in and print”.

Key benefits include:

  • Absolute colour matching, for identical colour output using standard Mimaki profiles.
  • Mix and Match chemistry means that Pro-J3 ink can be used alongside Mimaki originals.
  • Plug and play adoption, simply plug the Pro-J3 cartridges as a replacement for Mimaki cartridges, and print.
  • Extensively field tested for performance and reliability.
  • Optional on-site Mimaki printer warranty provided in the UK by Tech8


All Pro-series inks are plug and play, giving users the option to run them alongside existing inks without the need to flush out the previous set. Current profiles and settings also require no modification, meaning that changeover can be effortless. Compatible with the Mimaki’s JV3 range, Pro-J3 inks are a blend of selected solvents and high-quality pigments, and claims to offer improved performance and reliability.

Prolonged field-testing of the series has revealed other advantages to the full solvent offering, including a claimed reduction in nozzle blockages and an extended life expectancy for the entire ink feed assembly. Users can also expect the benefits of enhanced scratch, abrasion and chemical resistance on their output. Partnering this confidence in the Pro-J3 and its other ranges, UK-based Colorific resellers are also able to offer competitive alternative on-site warranty coverage, provided by service provider Tech8, which aims to improve on currently-available OEM options.

“Before any of our inks are made available to the end-user a number of trials are performed across different machines, media and application types,” explains Colm Garvey “That’s why we are able to ensure full hardware and UV fade resistance warranties. This research and development process also means that we can pitch the optional Tech8 warranty to meet or even exceed OEM offerings in terms of speed of response and parts coverage – adding further essential value to both the reseller channel and the end-user"

The company, which also supplies an ecologically responsible Bio alternative for OEM inks, emphasises the clean jetting properties and lack of reprofiling when switching to Pro-J3. “We try to analyse the journey of the ink across every step, from production through to eventual application – so we know categorically that everything about the Pro-J3 ink, starting from installation and finishing up at outdoor durability, presents a cost-effective and easily implemented solution for users of the Mimaki JV3 series machines. The ability of our Pro-J3 ink to work alongside Mimaki originals means the conversion process is completely hassle-free, it really is a case of plugging in the Colorific cartridges and printing just as before.”

The Colorific ink range is sold in sixteen countries across four continents and is rapidly gaining a reputation for trouble-free reliability.

Supplier details can be requested from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information is also available at www.colorificink.eu

Further information on the optional Tech8 warranty is available at www.tech8.eu