Fespa 2015 preview: consumables: inks
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
What's new on the stands at this year's wide-format expo.
Afford Inks 7, G70
Spanish inks manufacturer Afford Inks will be exhibiting a host of new ink products including a new textile inkjet ink range, new UV inkjet inks, latex inks and new screen inks for glass printing.
Agfa 6, S60Agfa will also launch its new AJ UV G5 FA ink, a general purpose ink for a range of applications that can then be individually enhanced for specific applications and production requirements. Agfa says its core features are improved flexibility, enabling high resistance to cracking and other irregularities arising from physical deformation of the printed media.
Amex Arsen 8, E25
Italian inks specialist Amex Arsen Manoukian will be launching its new range of PVC-free inks, Future.
Bordeaux Digital Printink 7, G19
Bordeaux Digital Printink will be showing a number of new ink products: Plasma AC, designed for for Fujifilm’s Acuity UV printers; Plasma AR, for Canon Océ Arizona printers, Plasma VU for Vutek QS printers, and Fuze MS33 for the Mimaki JV300.
Canon 9, Y10
Canon will launch and demonstrate a new UV-curable ink for its Océ Arizona 300-, 400- and 600-Series printers. The ink, which is named IJC257 and offers strong adhesion to a wide range of indoor and outdoor rigid and flexible media, will be demonstrated on an Océ Arizona 480GT UV flatbed printer on the manufacturer’s stand.
Easy 7, M35
German ink manufacturer Easy will be showing its brand new eco-solvent Exact Ink, which is SS21 compatible for use with Mimaki wide-format printers.
Eurotext 9, F60
Eurotext is a Spanish company that manufactures a variety of products and auxiliary items for textile screen printing, silk screen printing and the fashion industry. At Fespa the company will be launching its Texlak anti-migration ink, which prevents the stop migration of polyester dyes; Texlak cracking ink, for crackle-effect finish; and Texblanc 66, a new water-based white ink with “excellent workability and elasticity”.
Fujifilm 6, S9
Fujifilm will unveil its new Uvijet OW ink, designed to facilitate the shift from PVC to polypropylene materials without compromising on quality or performance.
InkTec 6, R40
InkTec will be exhibiting its brand new EcoNova eco-solvent inks formulated for the DX7 printhead.
J-Teck3 7, K40
J-Teck3 will unveil a new series of dye-sublimation inks said to offer superior light fastness.
Kiian Digital 7, K5
Inkjet ink manufacturer Kiian Digital will be unveiling new water-based inks for Ricoh, Kyocera and Epson printheads formulated for direct and transfer printing.
Kisco 7, K67
Kisco is a large-scale developer and manufacturer of dyes, inks, fine chemicals and other functional materials. It will be launching a new reactive ink for Kyocera printheads under the Papijet brand, Papijet TxRk.
Magna Colours 8, C47
Magna Colours will be showcasing its extensive MagnaPrint range of water based, PVC free inks for screen printing of textiles including a number of new additions: MagnaPrint Aquaflex, MagnaPrint HB opaque, MagnaPrint bling metallic range, MagnaPrint reflective range and MagnaPrint high gloss.
Marabu 7, M25
Marabu will put a number of ink and coating launches in the spotlight. These include Ultra Glass UVGL primers for hot stamping and UV-LED-curing; Mara Glass MG3C and Ultra Glass UVG3C for devices such as smart phones and tablets; Mara Shield UV-CGL for colouring large glass surfaces; and Mara Jet DI-SX Plug&Print inkjet ink suitable for the latest generation of Roland DG and Epson printers.
Nazdar 6, Q80
US-based ink manufacturer Nazdar will be unveiling several new products: 153 series digital inks for Mimaki printers, Nazdar 260-series UV-LED inkjet inks for Roland DG printers and Nazdar 720-series low-odour UV inkjet ink.
Pröll 8, D16
Pröll, a manufacturer of custom chemical products for coating and printing on plastic, glass and metal, will be launching two new products: NoriGlass TPI, a two-component screen printing ink for glass backlit display decoration; and NoriCure CCI, a UV-curing screen printing ink for printing on PVC and PETG core films used in card manufacturing.
Solunaris 7, G12
German company Solunaris will be launching Antelos R-KY XD, which it describes as an extra-strong high-impact reactive ink range for digital textile printing with industrial printing machines.
Sun Chemical 8, C1 & C5
Sun Chemical will show the latest additions to its Streamline range of alternative inkjet inks and SunPromo family of solvent and UV curing display graphic screen inks. The Streamline range, designed for wide- and superwide-format printers including Epson, Vutek, Roland DG, Mimaki and Seiko, are formulated to have matching colour and physical properties to those of OEM inks. The new inks are: Ultima HPQ LO, SGX and TBJ. Separately, the manufacturer will also highlight its commitment to the screen and industrial market at Fespa by showing new inks from its SunPromo family of solvent and UV-curing display graphic screen inks, including additions to the VioGraph VGF, VioFlash VFC and VioFlex VFX series. A new screen ink for Sun Chemical’s SunPoly family, Monocure Universal Container UCI, will also be on show.
Tiflex 8, A25
Tiflex, a French manufacturer of screen printing inks, will reveal its new low-temperature flexible inks series for direct and transfer applications, Himalaya.
Velvet 7, G19
Velvet, an offshoot of Bordeaux Digital Printink, will be presenting a new latex ink for direct-to-textile applications, printing natural fabrics like cotton and linen. This ink was developed especially for the fashion garment segment and can be printed with a low- or high-viscosity printhead and also industrial printheads.