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Sun Chemical's SunLit Diamond inks meet the demands of high speed offset presses

Monday, September 14, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, IL., USA – Commercial printers in North America printing with high speed presses can now use Sun Chemical's SunLit Diamond, a line of sheetfed offset inks formulated to meet the stringent demands for high-quality printing, fast setting, and low misting at the highest printing speeds.
The fast setting properties of SunLit Diamond inks significantly reduce cylinder build up, cleaning frequency, and sheet guide marking, saving customers money by avoiding waste print, increasing uptime, and eliminating the challenges of the perfecting printing process at high speeds.
SunLit Diamond can be used on all offset presses of different sizes and formats, and provides excellent printing results on the different papers and boards used in commercial printing, giving customers the option of using one ink series for all of its presses. A switch to one ink series would reduce ink inventory, avoid cleaning the presses between runs, and increase press time, saving valuable warehouse space and money.
When color standards are part of the print specification process, customers that use SunLit Diamond will be in compliance with ISO2846:1 and meet the requirements of ISO12647:2 and GraCol 7 print standards, the highest color standards in the industry.
"Many of our customers have made significant investments to improve productivity and now use high speed presses that go as fast as 16 feet per second," said Brian Breidigan, Vice President, Product Management for Commercial Inks, North American Inks, Sun Chemical. "They rely on Sun Chemical to provide them with inks that meet the demands they are challenged with everyday – specifically reducing downtime and saving them money. SunLit Diamond does just that. It is the result of extensive research and development into materials that meet the demands for one versatile and reliable printing ink." 
SunLit Diamond inks use bio-based materials, such as vegetable oils, vegetable oil derivatives and alkyd and rosin based resins creating the level of non-fossil carbon present at about 80 percent according to the method ASTM D6866. Additionally, waste prints on paper and carton board which were produced using these inks can be recycled.
KBA North America will use SunLit Diamond inks with its presses at booth #2545 during Print '09.




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