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Sun Chemical launches new wide-format inkjet ink

July 28, 2015

The ink manufacturer has produced a “low-odour” inkjet ink for the North American market.sun chemical streamline

PIWorld reported on the launch of the OEM-compatible solvent-based inkjet ink in Sun Chemical’s Streamline range, with the “low-odour” inkjet aimed at the North American market. The ESL HPQ inks are “the first inkjet products to benefit from Sun Chemical’s innovative new low-odour chemistry”, and are designed for the Roland Soljet Pro 2, Pro 3 and VersaCAMM printers.

The inks are also compatible with the Mutoh ValueJet and other eco-solvent machines that use Epson’s DX 4 to DX 7 piezo inkjet printheads, and Sun Chemical stated that “extensive tests throughout a six-month period with customers in Europe” have “demonstrated the long-term performance of these inks in a broad range of machine installations”. The Streamline range was launched in 2014, and are “designed specifically” for wide-format printers.

Customers already using the company’s ESL HPQ inks “can switch to the new low-odour versions” without needing to flush out machines, as the inks “are fully inter-compatible”, and the inks are available in CMYK, light cyan and magenta with flush solutions, in 440ml cartridges and one litre bottles. The company noted that the inks “offer the same level of quality, performance and colour integrity quality printing, but at a lower cost”.

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In turn, it stated that the inks are “carefully matched to the original products for both colour shade and strength”, as well as “physical properties”, while print providers can “use their existing printer settings when converting from the solvent-based inkjet inks”.

Penny Holland, Vice President of Marketing for Sun Chemical’s North American Inks, stated: “The industry is seeing a boom in entrepreneurial start-up companies using wide format printers and these companies tend to occupy smaller offices. Because many of our customers now work in closer proximity to the printer, they really need low-odour inkjet ink cartridges installed in the printer.”

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