Nazdar Ink Technologies has reformulated two of its ink ranges to avoid raw materials facing a clampdown by regulatory watchdogs.
The new Nazdar 203 series and Nazdar 130 series will debut at Fespa Digital, in Amsterdam, Holland, from 8 – 11 March.
The 203 range comes in 440ml cartridges or one-litre bottles and the 103 in the same size cartridges and bottles and two-litre bags.
Global market segment manager for digital solvent and aqueous Martin Burns would not reveal costs but said users could expect savings of around 30% on OEM prices.
“We are positioning these products as alternatives to the OEM rather than just a third-party offering,” he explained. “These inks offer equal or better quality and better value.”
He said alongside the new formulation the inks' plug-and-play nature was a standout feature, allowing users to use the same machine settings, materials and profiles.
The 203 is an alternative for Roland Eco Max 3 inks and Nazdar will show results at Fespa on a Roland VS printer.
“Upon release at Fespa, Nazdar 203 Series will be exactly colour matched to Roland Eco Max 3 inks,” he said.
“However, for Fespa Digital we will exceed that and demonstrate how Nazdar can push the boundaries of ink development with increased colour gamut, density and superior dot control.”
Nazdar will also promote its new 130 series inks designed for use in Mimaki JV33, CJV, JV300 and JV150 printers using Mimaki SS21 inks.
Both the 203 Series and 130 Series feature compatibility, quality and cost effectiveness, combined with a seamless conversion process from OEM inks, he said.
“The 203 is targeted at users of Roland Eco Max 3 inks, while the 103 is for users of several Mimaki machines. It has low odour and strong scratch resistance.”
Additionally, Nazdar will showcase three new sets of inks for the UV plug-and-play inkjet market at the Dutch show: the 702 series, 703 series and 705 series.
Global market segment manager for UV digital inkjet inks Rich Dunklee said: “Our 702 series for Océ Arizona, 703 series for Fujifilm Acuity, and 705 series for HP FB500/700s, are designed to be direct replacements for the OEM inks, while offering savings.”
Finally, for the dye-sublimation market, Nazdar will be focusing on its TX650 Series inks. These water-based, dye-sublimation high-density inks are suitable for several transfer applications.
These range from from producing sportswear garments to outdoor signage, and have been formulated for use with a range of wide format digital printers.
Due to the strength and density of colour achievable with Nazdar TX650, many users utilise its capabilities for direct to fabric processes that involve a post heat cure.
Applications such as outdoor signage and flag printing can also be undertaken without the need to change inks, offering flexibility and scope to take on a wider range of print jobs, the company said.
All Nazdar inks are plug-and-play when converting from OEM inks, with no need for the time-consuming task of re-profiling printers, according to the company.