21 Oct 2019
Colorsat Compact High ink dispensing system from GSE Dispensing.

Russia wallcovering manufacturer Arteks cuts ink waste and assures quality

Arteks, a major Russian wallcovering manufacturer, has installed a Colorsat Compact High ink dispensing system from GSE Dispensing, in order to ensure repeatable quality, instant availability of water-based gravure colours in high volumes, and minimised waste at its new, rapidly expanding St. Petersburg plant. The installation is GSE’s 100th in Russia.

Just like the IRF4 and IRF6 inks that came before it, the F6T white ink is complete with CPSIA test results.

Direct Color Systems releases the F6T white ink

The new F6T white ink has been optimized for dark garment printing, including synthetic and cotton materials, while maintaining unparalleled rigid substrate print capability.

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA.

Siegwerk strikes new paths to further shape the future of packaging

Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, is one of the pioneers in shaping the future of packaging.

The XCURA EVO ink series featured heavily during the show.

Success for Flint Group’s XCURA EVO LED-UV ink series at IPEX.

By offering a combination of trusted brands, consistent products and OEM partnerships combined with ‘Best in Class’ manufacturing, Flint Group was well positioned at IPEX to help printers extend their printing capability in respect to new substrates and targeting new market sectors.

Ink freedom: Nazdar's Stephen Woodall looks at trends in graphics market

Nazdar Stephen Woodall LFR

Following Stephen Woodall's appointment as Global Market Segment Manager for Aqueous & Solvent Digital at Nazdar Ink Technologies earlier this year, he gives his insight into trends in the signage and graphics market. Based in Stockport, Stephen Woodall works closely with regional managers in territories across the globe and Nazdar's UK- and USA-based R&D teams. He says that currently Nazdar is actively working with channel partners who want to specifically target markets and expand their customer network.

“The Nazdar 130 Series inks, our alternative to the Mimaki SS21 inks, have been a very popular addition to our product range, but recently we've also seen greater uptake of Nazdar 203 Series inks, which are a high-quality, more affordable alternative to ECO-SOL MAX 3 inks," he comments. "Like all Nazdar's alternative ink ranges, these two products are a close physical match in terms of performance, adhesion, colour vibrancy and outdoor longevity.

"Over the coming months I expect to see continued stability in the signage and graphics market, with demand remaining strong for exciting new products and greater efficiencies helping businesses to reduce their spend while retaining quality. A growing number of people are finding that a changeover to Nazdar inks is painless and trouble-free with no obvious difference except the cost.

"Everyone is looking for ways to reduce their overheads without reducing their quali-ty, which is not a new development, but we are seeing the impact now in the form of increased interest in our free ink cartridge campaign

"Nazdar has an ongoing programme of supplying an ink cartridge free of charge to graphics, packaging and industrial printers to be trialled in conjunction with their OEM inks. While we've always had good uptake in the UK and USA, at present we're seeing an increased interest from other geographic regions. The campaign offers the opportunity to try out Nazdar inks risk-free, which growing numbers of print businesses seem inclined to do.

"Furthermore, these ink cartridges are provided to each customer by their local resellers who know the market and can provide tailored advice and any support they might need. Customers aren't just receiving a single ink cartridge through the post; they're building a relationship with a fellow local company with whom they can work in the future. This reflects a wider trend of people preferring to invest in local, independent businesses and receiving more personal customer care."

Stephen manages Nazdar's existing aqueous and solvent product ranges and oversees the development of new ink formulations – there's a Nazdar ink for every job.

[Picture caption: Stephen Woodall has an insider's view of the ink market]

Fujifilm Uvijet UV inks obtain UL GREENGUARD Certification

Fujifilm UL Greenguard

Fujifilm’s commitment to environmental responsibility has been recognised as fourteen inks in its Uvijet UV range have achieved UL GREENGUARD certification.