Imageco has announced that it will be offering the UFabrik Eco range from CMYUK as standard. Made from the yarn of recycled PET waste, these materials provide the ultimate in performance, providing an inventive and elegant solution to the problem of single use plastic waste.

In order to accelerate the growth of the global inkjet business, FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants, Inc. (Newcastle, Delaware, USA, hereinafter referred to as FFIC Inc.), a U.S. subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation will construct a new production plant for pigment dispersions, which is a colorant for water-based pigment inkjet inks. Construction will start in April 2021 and is scheduled for completion by 2022. The investment for this construction is approximately 19 million USD.

The media that Drytac manufactures is part of a larger solution; before any graphics application can be delivered, it needs to be printed and finished. Understanding how materials work with specific print and ink technologies is a key foundation of the company’s product development.

The glow under blacklight UV Led inks with endless printing possibilities. Invisible ink is often used to secretly mark objects, including vases, painting, prints and documents for later identification and authentication under black light.

Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the launch of their 707 Series, a UV-LED ink series that is plug-and-play for Mimaki® JFX and UJF printers using LUS150 Series.

The Mosaica Group, a national distributor supporting dye sublimation and wide format print processes with equipment, consumables and services, is offering SWISSJet®, a premium dye sublimation ink series designed specifically for sublimation print heads to achieve optimal speed and quality.

Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the launch of their 706 Series, a UV-LED ink series that is plug-and-play for Mimaki® UJV, UJF, JFX, and SIJ series printers using LUS120 Series.

New Touch7 Neon Color Guides are now available that simplify use by graphic designers of the neon and fluorescent inks being offered by various print engine manufacturers.

My kids love visiting Roland DGA headquarters to see all the different types of printers and the cool things our inkjets can produce. They typically ask me to print on a variety of things, ranging from banners and stickers to clothing and backpacks. While they know that there are different printers for different types of print jobs, they're still too young to understand the differences between an eco-solvent, UV or dye-sublimation model. In their minds, all I need to do is put an object into whichever printer I choose, and it will magically come out with their customised design printed on it! When I try to educate them, I get blank stares… followed by a request to custom print another item.

Digital ink manufacturer, NUtec reports a growing UV curable ink portfolio with the addition of its latest Quartz Q50-RTR2 offering.

Toyo Printing Inks, Inc., a member of the Japan-based Toyo Ink Group, one of the world’s largest ink manufacturers, recently brought to market the LP-9000 Toyo Life Premium Food LO/LM, a new series of sheetfed offset inks with low odour and low migration characteristics. Engineered and manufactured in accordance with EuPIA (European Printing Ink Association) guidelines and the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), the LP-9000 LO/LM product is suitable for use in printed packages for the food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and other sensitive applications. This new low-migration offset series has been specially formulated for printing on the non-food contact surface of paper and cardboard media.

Quality Print Services Ltd (QPS), the main UK distributor of Nazdar Ink Technologies' digital inkjet ink products, has announced it will be offering the newly-announced 708 Series of UV-LED inks to its UK customers with immediate effect.

An international labelling manufacturer with over 100 years’ experience, Skanem is a packaging industry expert. As a producer of self-adhesive, liner-less and smart labels, alongside flexible packaging film, Skanem has an international reach, with production sites in the UK, Scandinavia, Poland, Asia and Africa. It offers its customers, from all industries and segments, a full service, including portfolio optimisation, warehouse management, logistics and design. Since the 1990s Skanem’s Cardiff branch has relied on Fujifilm’s Sericol high quality inks and expert knowledge to help them produce pristine, striking products, all while adhering to the company’s environmental beliefs.

Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the launch of their 708 Series, a UV-LED ink series that is plug-and-play for Mimaki® UCJV300 and UCJV150 printers using LUS170 Series. 708 Series is the first of a three-ink collection which will include additional plug-and-play offerings for Mimaki® LUS120 and LUS150. Announcements regarding these additional inks will follow in the coming months.

Prism Inks is pleased to announce a major technological advancement with the release of self-dispersing dye sublimation Inks. This new Technology is now part of its SubliMate Dye Sub Ink product line for DX and TFP series of print heads.

To formulate ink adhesion, we should first look at surface tension and energy. The first step is the initial interaction between ink and media, which is driven by the ink's surface tension and the surface energy of the media. In general terms, the ink needs to have a lower surface tension than the energy of the media to be able to 'wet' the substrate. Without this, the ink would reticulate and mottle - basically the effect you'd see with water on glass.

INX International Ink Co., the market leader in inks and color management technologies, has introduced GelFlex-EB gel-based inks for CI flexo printing. The surface print ink system has superior print quality similar to gravure and provides a cross-linked, durable ink film that eliminates the need for a lamination layer, reducing costs and total package weight. These eye-catching inks produce incredible print designs suitable for food packaging and other consumer applications.

Roland DG today announces the launch of two new ground-breaking solutions, the VersaUV LEC2 Series of UV Roll-to-Roll printer/cutters and VersaUV LEC2 S-Series of UV Flatbed Printers.

Eastman Kodak Company announces a partnership with Pigment.inc B.V Europe to distribute Kodak’s KODACOLOR EDTG Series Direct to Garment (DTG) Inks.

Leading manufacturer, NUtec Digital Ink recently launched their latest UV-curable ink range named Ruby and which is optimised for LED UV lamp curing.

Quality Print Services (QPS) was established in 1997 with customer service at its core. Based in Lancashire in north-west England, Managing Director Chris Bailey can usually be found either driving cross-country to meet a client or under the hood of a printer. Along with providing technical support and an extensive range of hardware, QPS has been a leading UK distributor of alternative inks for the last 20 years.

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