Inks

Inks

In the three and one-half years since starting production, INX International’s solvent packaging ink facility in Lebanon, Ohio has achieved a number of impressive results. After experiencing tremendous growth in that segment and the recent huge success with the relocation of its digital inkjet production, company officials are considering expanding the building and workforce in 2019 to support future solvent ink growth.

Toyo Ink Co., Ltd., a member of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, have announced that it will be exhibiting at the International Graphic Arts Show (IGAS) 2018 to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight, July 26 to 31. First held in 1974, IGAS is a comprehensive international trade show on print media which showcases the latest products, technology, and services related to printing, bookbinding, paper converting, packaging, digital graphics and digital communications.

Sensient Imaging Technologies, a division of Sensient Technologies Corporation, announced today the introduction of a new range of high performance digital pigment inks, Xennia® Emerald PC, suitable for direct printing of textiles. Based on innovative dispersion and binder technology, Xennia Emerald PC changes the game for printers by offering excellent color strength with unrivalled printing performance.

Sensient Imaging Technologies, a division of Sensient Technologies Corporation, announced today the introduction of a new range of high performance digital dye sublimation inks, ElvaJet® Opal. Based on new dispersion technology, ElvaJet Opal reaches new heights in color, latency and print performance. ElvaJet Opal will enable businesses to transform their printing experience.

On the 4th July, the BCF celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Society of British Printing Ink Manufacturers joining forces with the Paintmakers Association to form the British Coatings Federation in July 1993. The wallcoverings sector joined BCF in 2005. The celebration coincided with the recent opening of the BCF’s new home in Coventry ‘Spectra House’, a dedicated building with its own meeting rooms and excellent transport links at the heart of the country.

Graphics One, based in Sun Valley, California, is announcing the release of its new tabloid-sized GO ScreenMate Color Separation Printing System. This is the first of a variety of new products from Graphics One for imaging film positives which will feature GO ScreenMate Ink with dMax 5 power.

Global supplier, NUtec Digital Ink is expanding its Diamond eco-solvent product offering with new GBL-free ink versions. This move supports NUtec’s new product strategy which includes the introduction of more environmentally and operator- friendly digital ink alternatives for its worldwide customers.

Toyo Ink Brasil Ltda., a member of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, today presented an upgraded lineup of high-performance polyurethane-based surface and lamination inks for flexo and gravure printing. The company offers a broad range of systems, from general-purpose snack structures to high-end retort and hot-fill packaging applications.

Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced it experienced a positive and successful FESPA 2018, held in the Messe Berlin in May. Following the event, Nazdar says it met its core show objectives of showcasing new and existing products to a broad international audience and developing closer relationships with European partners.

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has developed comprehensive guidelines for digital solutions providers, packaging converters, and food brands to assist with compliance of regulatory and guidance requirements. After detailed analysis, Intertek has named HP Inc., one of the largest printing solutions vendors, as the first supplier to fulfill the Intertek Guidelines for the Safe Use of Printing Inks.

Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced it experienced a positive and successful FESPA 2018, held in the Messe Berlin in May. Following the event, Nazdar says it met its core show objectives of showcasing new and existing products to a broad international audience and developing closer relationships with European partners.

Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., the parent company of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, today announced plans to make a full-fledged foray into the Myanmar market with the establishment of a production base in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Yangon. The company plans to set up in July 2018 a wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary, Toyo Ink Myanmar Co., Ltd., with an initial paid-in capital of US$6.5 million. The new factory is scheduled to break ground in November 2018 with commercial operation expected to begin in November 2019.

Fujifilm Europe have announced the launch of a new food-safe ink which significantly extends the application versatility of the Jet Press 720S for packaging production by enabling it to print on primary food packaging.

Roland DGA has announced that its Texart™ SBL3 dye-sublimation inks have earned certification from ChromaLuxe® for outdoor durability. This certification assures users that they can expect optimum quality and durability when transfer graphics are printed with Texart SBL3 inks and sublimated to ChromaLuxe EXT (Extended Life) UV-resistant photo panels.

Making Ink Stick

May 23, 2018

Before inkjet became the dominant printing process, screen printing was the only segment in the world of printing that could and does print on practically anything. During this time, most printing was done on some form of paper, where adhesion and durability were not primary factors in ink and substrate performance. The commercial screen printing industry began as a short-run process to reproduce images on paper and paper board substrates.

Sanctus Skateboards, a shop based out of Hartsville, South Carolina, has been creating handmade skateboard decks for over a decade. Each deck (the board portion of each skateboard) receives careful attention to detail. To make their unique designs come to life, owner Ryan McCoy trusts Nazdar ink.

Sawgrass will be breaking industry barriers once again at FESPA’s annual global print expo, as it presents a total solution to create sublimated products for outdoor applications, May 15 – 18 at Hall 4.1, Stand D75.

In line with its “Focused on your needs” motto, Siegwerk will present its tailor-made ink solutions and service portfolio for labels and narrow web applications in Bangkok, Thailand.

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