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Sun Chemical launches new solvent inkjets

December 18, 2015

The ink manufacturer has produced the inks for use in Roland and Mimaki’s wide-format machines.sunchemicaladvanced-in-300x113

Graphic Arts Mag reported in the launch of the additions to the Streamline solvent-based wide-format inkjet inks in the North American market, with the “high-print-quality, low-odour” seven-colour ink sets also joined by another “low-odour” upgrade to the Streamline HPQ product line. The former are part of the ESL2 line of eco-solvents, which use Sun Chemical’s HPQ-LO (high print quality low odour) chemistry for printers “working in confined environments”.

Among the seven colours in the ESL2 range are CMYK and a “revised nickel-free” yellow, light cyan, light magenta and light black, with each colour-matched to Roland’s Eco Sol Max II series of inks. Sun Chemical pointed out that the inks “eliminate the need for re-profiling when converting from the original inks”, as well as offering “excellent outdoor durability” and intermixing with Roland’s originals “to allow for easy transition without any waste”.

The Streamline Ultima HPQ line meanwhile now includes LO (low-odour) inkjet inks designed for Mimaki’s eco-solvent printers, and combine “the highest print quality with low-odour properties” while “exceed[ing] OEM product performance in many cases”. The products have been “carefully matched to the original products for both colour shade and strength”, allowing users to “use all the existing settings”.

Penny Holland, Vice President of Marketing for Sun Chemical’s North American Inks, commented: “With this expansion of our portfolio of solvent-based inkjet inks to the North American market, our customers benefit from a more robust portfolio that provides the same level of quality, performance, and colour integrity quality printing as OEM inks, but at a lower cost.

“Our product upgrades are also beneficial to customers who, in many cases, now work in closer proximity to the printer and really need low-odour inkjet ink cartridges installed in the printer.”

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