Sun Chemical adds new low odour ink to Streamline range

Richard Stuart-Turner
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ink manufacturer Sun Chemical has launched new low odour inks for its Streamline aftermarket inkjet range.

Streamline ESL HPQ low odour inks, which were launched last month, are the first inkjet products to benefit from the company’s new low odour chemistry.

The inks have been developed for the Roland Soljet Pro 2, Pro 3 and VersaCamm printers. They are also compatible with printers from Mutoh and Agfa as well as other eco-solvent inkjet printers using Epson DX 4 through to DX 7 piezo inkjet print heads.

"The industry is seeing a boom in entrepreneurial start-up companies using wide-format printers and these companies tend to occupy smaller offices,” said Sun Chemical Streamline project manager James Gould.

“As a result, many of our customers work in closer proximity to the printer than is often the case in larger print shops. This is making low odour inks a must have for many.

"Our Streamline range offers an alternative to OEM inks. The new low odour range offers the high print quality and performance of Streamline ESL HPQ, with a low odour formulation.”

Firms that already use Streamline ESL HPQ inks will be able to switch to the new low odour inks without flushing their machines as they are fully inter-compatible.

Streamline ESL HPQ LO is available in CMYK, light cyan and light magenta colours along with a flush solution. The inks are available in 440ml cartridges and one-litre bottles, for use with bulk ink supply systems.

Sun Chemical’s solvent-based Streamline ESL HPQ range was originally launched in July 2012 and was designed specifically for use in wide and super-wide format printers which use high-quality solvent inks.

The inks, which are manufactured at Sun Chemical's site in Midsomer Norton, Radstock, are suitable for commercial printers, digital print shops, exhibition printers, sign shops, screen printers and repro houses.

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