Consumables
Agfa Graphics has launched Avatar V-ZH, describing it as a chem-free violet newspaper CtP plate that doesn’t require pre-heating. As well, it boasts a “very high image contrast” after clean-out, allowing a visual image inspection to avoid mix-ups on press, Agfa explains.
Burnishine Products has released a new single-tip deletion pen formulated specifically for use on polyester laser plates. The Burnishine LP6000 deletion pen, the company says, is suitable for every polyester laser plate available and effectively removes unwanted images thus eliminating the need to make new plates.
Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the 184 Series, a newly developed digital imaging ink formulated specifically as a high-performance alternative for Mimaki JV150/300 and CJV150/300 digital printers using Mimaki BS4 ink.
Flint Group’s Flexographic division will highlight the nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System with its latest plate addition, the nyloflex XVH Digital plate, a new hard durometer plate with a flat top surface at Labelexpo Americas 2018. It can be used as-is or further tailored with the use of surface screening. The thermally-processed printing plate, Flint says, provides “extraordinary detail” that rivals the quality of solvent-processed plates.
Mactac, a supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesives, is launching an improved company website, boasting quick, easy access to product information.
Kodak is releasing its new Decision Analytics Software-as-a-Service offering for Kodak Prinergy System, a solution designed to optimize the use of consumables on press and drive cost savings for offset print service providers. The service, Kodak explains, will automatically analyze and predict ink usage on press, helping to improve efficiencies, lower costs and reduce risk.
Siegwerk plans to debut its Sicura Flex ORBIS ink series, describing it as a new generation of UV flexo inks especially developed for pressure sensitive paper, film labels as well as unsupported films and shrink sleeve applications, at Labelexpo Americas 2018 in Chicago, Ill.
Yesterday, Sun Chemical CMO & Board Member Felipe Mellado provided an update to the company’s May 9, 2018, statement on the global raw material shortage affecting UV curing inks, specifically supplies of UV photoinitiators.
Fujifilm is launching a new food-safe ink described as significantly extending the application versatility of the Jet Press 720S for packaging production, suitable for finishing applications on carton board or synthetic media up to 600 microns thick.
Sun Chemical has named Cyngient a strategic distribution partner of its inks, coatings and other solutions for offset, narrow web tag and label (NWTL), commercial sheetfed and folding carton printers.
Sun Chemical says its customers could experience a delivery delay for energy curable inks, due to a potential shortage of photoinitiators as reported earlier this week by the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA).
Sun Chemical is celebrating its 200th anniversary for the remainder of 2018.
Agfa Graphics this spring is set to launch a new chemical-free plate line called Adamas. The company states Adamas will be the most durable chem-free plate available on the market, in terms of plate throughput and run length. Agfa states the plate system will require zero water and provide up to 75 percent less waste when compared to similar products.


Adamas leverages new Agfa-patented ThermoLink technology, which, according to the company, provides run lengths as long as 350,000 copies. Adamas can be used in a variety of print environments like sheetfed and cold-set to heatset printing. The plate is compatible with low-power curing UV inks.

“When we designed Adamas, we kept every need of the most advanced commercial printers in mind. The result shows innovation on all fronts – increased durability, enhanced performance and responses to the biggest market trends, such as low-power curing inks,” said Iris Bogunovic, Product Manager for Thermal Plates. “Adamas is a testament to our ECO3 sustainable innovation drivers, which bring ecology, economy and extra convenience to our customers. With Adamas, commercial printers enjoy every advantage of chem-free printing, combined with new technology, ThermoLink, that takes press performance and process efficiency to new heights.”

The highly sensitive plate Adamas was designed for use with Agfa Graphics’ dedicated Adamas clean-out units, which can be cleaned with pH-neutral clean-out solution and zero water.
Sun Chemical in January launched a new UV offset ink developed, explains the company, to make sophisticated graphics look stunning and vibrant on high-end luxury folding cartons, while at the same time providing the longer-term shelf appeal.  

The new ink system, called SunCure Aspire UV, has been formulated to exhibit what Sun Chemical describes as immense colour transparency to help create vivid colour graphic effects on metallized, lenticular and holographic board stocks frequently used for pharmaceutical, perfume, liquor, cosmetic and POP applications.

The company continues to explain that SunCure Aspire UV inks offer “excellent transfer, a wide water window, a high degree of lithographic stability, very high pigment strength to ensure mileage on press, and good lightfastness so shelf appeal remains consistent over time.” This ink system has been designed to work well with Sun Chemical’s SunInspire special effects coatings in the production of cartons.

Sun Chemical explains the new UV ink system does not use any of the “exclusion-type photoinitiators” that are sometimes considered to be a concern to many brand owners and regulatory bodies. 

SunCure Aspire UV inks, according to the company, also deliver strong adhesion properties to many non-porous substrates. SunCure Aspire UV inks are available in a range of high strength blending colours for all spot colour needs, and meet ISO color requirements for GRACoL G7 applications.
Sun Chemical has introduced a set of migration-compliant metallic inks for sheetfed offset printing. The new set, part of Sun Chemical’s SunPak FSP range of bio-based, lithographic inks for board and paper, comprises four colours – silver, rich gold, rich pale gold and pale gold. The SunPak set of migration-compliant, metallic inks is now available in Europe, North America and South America.

The inks are ideally suited for food packaging, explains the company, as they have been fully certified as migration-compliant. Developed to ensure that there is no batch-to-batch variation and offering a storage life of 12 months, the new inks will be dispatched to customers as a ready mixed, one-pack system.
 
The new inks have been validated in tests by existing customers, Sun Chemical explains their feedback indicates that the new range of metallic inks delivers good storage stability, is more robust on press compared with other migration-compliant inks and has drawn level with standard oil-based metallic inks in terms of metallic brilliance.
 
“In line with Sun Chemical’s commitment to continuous innovation to help our customers operate more productive, profitable and sustainable businesses, we’re now introducing our latest set of metallic inks,” said Detlef Trautewein, Technical Service Manager, Sheetfed Europe, Sun Chemical. “Offering an unsurpassed level of shine, together with a 12-month storage life, batch consistency and a migration-compliant certification in a one-pack system, we’re confident that these new additions to our SunPak range will enable our customers to produce stand-out packaging for their customers.”
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