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Sun Chemical Showcases full ink portfolio at FESPA 2017

Sun Chemical Showcases full ink portfolio at FESPA 2017

Under the umbrella theme of ‘Brighter Ideas’, Sun Chemical is presenting its comprehensive portfolio of inks on Stand D20 in Hall B5, where it will bedemonstrating its capabilities and expertise within four zones, namely Digital Textiles, Graphics, Industrial and Partnerships & Technology.

Stand highlights include the Sun Chemical range of four SunTex textile inkjet inks optimised for use with Epson printheads, which the company claims, deliver improved ink consumption when compared to leading competitors.SunTex inks are specifically formulated to enable high-speed and long print runs.

Included in the product range is SunTex Sonata DTE, a transfer dye sublimation ink series for printing polyester sport garments. This ink has been awarded the Oeko-Tex EcoPass, enabling printers to achieve the Oeko-Tex 100 printed garment certification

Also part of the range is SunTex Sonata DDE, a dye sublimation ink developed to meet the key requirements of direct print to polyester fabrics, delivering excellent ‘show-through’ properties for double-sided output, such as flags and banners. SunTex Sonata DDE also offers excellent wash and bleed fastness, a critical feature for outdoor printed fabric applications.

Sun Chemical is also presenting its innovative SunTex Encore PDE pigment ink, which is formulated to deliver improved colour vibrancy, while maintaining excellent wash and wet-rub resistance. It can be printed directly onto both natural and synthetic textile fabrics, such as cotton, viscose, silk and polycotton, which are widely used for interior decoration and home furnishing.

Completing the range isSunTex Concerto RDE, a reactive dye ink series that delivers excellent colour vibrancy when printing directly to fabrics, such as silk and cotton, while maintaining the soft ‘feel’ or ‘hand’, a key requirement for clothing garments.

Sun Chemical is also running print demonstrations on the stand to showcase the excellent performance of Sonata DTE inks. At the same time, the printer is showcasing the latest ECOPROISU ink pouch system developed to enable extended running and greater economy.

Sun Chemical is also highlighting its Streamline range of solvent-based, alternative inkjet inks, designed for wide and super wide format printers. For the wide format market, Sun Chemical is presenting Streamline ESL 3, a fully colour-matched and compatible ink series to the latest Roland Eco Sol Max 3 ink series

Streamline ESL 3 is the latest product formulated from Sun Chemical’s HPQ-LO (High Print Quality – Low Odour) backbone ink chemistry platform, the first alternative solvent ink platform to achieve the Greenguard&Greenguard Gold certification for indoor emissions.The Streamline ESL (Roland), Ultima (Mimaki) and MUTLO (Mutoh) ranges are all fully Greenguard Gold certified.

Sun Chemical continues its commitment to the Super Wide Format (SWF) solvent inkjet market with further improvements to reduce customer ink consumption costs. Another feature is improved drying performance at lower temperatures, thus saving electricity costs and reducing solvent fumes. Ink overspray has also been significantly reduced to eliminate cleaning between every print job, increasing productive press time.

For the many large format graphic printers who produce billboards that are frequently replaced, Streamline offers the option to use the Streamline RapideMagenta and Yellow SWF solvent inks. These inks are ideal for display prints, such as movie posters at cinemas, which will be replaced within a year.

The Streamline Rapide series is available for most super wide format Streamline ranges and offers cost-effective alternatives for environments where premium performance is required, but where extended outdoor durability is not needed.

Partnerships & Technology

In this zone, SunJet, the global inkjet team of Sun Chemical, is highlighting the capabilities of its joint development projects with OEM partners, system integrators and printhead manufacturers through the presentation of its latest breakthrough ink chemistries and digital technologies for a broad range of market sectors. including: graphics, décor, textile, industrial and packaging.

SunJet is showcasing Aquacure, its next-generation functional aqueous inkjet ink. This ink chemistry, which combines the best of water-based and UV curing ink technology, delivers significant performance and production benefits and provides a development platform upon which new inks can be introduced to meet the future needs of the expanding wide format graphics sector. In addition, through its unique composition of up to 80 percent water and low odour properties, Aquacure presents a reduced health, safety and environmental profile, significantly reducing hazard labelling compared to current solvent and UV chemistry.

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