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Sun Chemical Displays Solutions for Packaging, Commercial, and Publication Printers at Andigráfica 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA – During Andigráfica 2015, Sun Chemical will introduce a wide range of solutions that enhance pressroom efficiency, meet sustainability requirements, produce outstanding quality prints at high speeds, and help packaging stand out on the shelf.

Printers that visit Hall 17, Booth #1509 will learn about a variety of sheetfed inks that achieve sustainability goals, as well as publication solutions which print consistently across a growing range of improved paper stocks and grades.

“This is our first time presenting our global brand offerings as Sun Chemical Colombia,” said Fernando Tavara, President, Sun Chemical Latin America. “We are proud of our past as Tintas and we’re excited about the future as Sun Chemical. Our customers are looking for solutions that drive productivity, reduce waste and meet brand owner requirements of shelf standout and color consistency. Drawing from our global resources and expertise, Sun Chemical will be able to provide our customers in this region with solutions that are tailored to fit their individual needs.”

Sun Chemical Sheetfed Inks Designed to Improve Pressroom Efficiency and Sustainability Goals

Sun Chemical’s family of SunLit® sheetfed inks will be on display at Andigráfica. Formulated with a high proportion of renewable raw materials which contribute to sustainability initiatives, each ink is fully aligned with the measures of print standardization (ISO 12647:2).

One of the newest offerings at the stand, SunLit® Crystal universal sheetfed offset process inks, is an ‘all-in-one’ ink solution designed for print work where visual impression is key. SunLit Crystal inks enable printers to produce highly appealing prints while maintaining effectiveness in the printing process. The printing ink can be used on straight or perfecting presses of all sizes and is the ideal solution if one or more presses are supplied from a pumping station. The SunLit Crystal solution is faster in work & turn than most standard printing inks and its high drying capability leads to print work with very good mechanical resistance, ensuring optimum pressroom efficiency. 

Sun Chemical’s SunLit® Triumph® Max commercial sheetfed inks are formulated for high speed printing and high abrasion resistance on a wide variety of stocks, thereby increasing productivity and print fidelity. These inks come to color fast, reduce start-up waste, and provide the press stability needed to improve overall job consistency. Formulated to produce an abrasion-resistant film which works well on uncoated and matte type stocks, the inks dry hard enough to not scuff in finishing operations, which improve bindery handling on the paper substrates that are used.

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. 

Designed for use on all types of sheetfed presses and perfecting machines, SunLit® Exact PSO sheetfed offset inks offer top quality 4-color process printing. Suitable for publication, commercial, and package printing, SunLit Exact PSO offers strong lithographic stability at all press speeds, excellent dot reproduction, and good stack capability. With optimized pigmentation and properties to reach dot gain curves, SunLit Exact PSO has been recognized as best in class for print standardization (ISO 12647-2). 

Sun Chemical to Demonstrate SunLase™ Laser Marking Solutions

Visitors of the Sun Chemical/DIC booth will be introduced to SunLase™ laser marking solutions, a coating that enables brand owners to add information to both secondary and primary packaging information after the filling and closure of the pack, whether for practical supply chain purposes or as a late stage pack differentiator. 

The SunLase solution prints a transparent or tinted coating onto a packaging substrate during the printing process. After the packaging has been sealed, variable coding graphic information, such as barcodes, QR codes, and “Use By” dates or branding, can be created using a low power CO2 or fiber laser to change the color of the patch to black where marked, with no risks to the packaged product.

Guests can see how SunLase works first-hand with live demonstrations which will show how a collection of images, such as QR codes, barcodes, logos, text, and serial numbers, will appear on various substrates, including corrugated board and film.

Sun Chemical to Showcase Broad Portfolio of Publication Inks

Sun Chemical also offers a broad portfolio of high value coldset and heatset inks for the Latin American publication printing market. Addressing Latin American heatset printers’ needs for ink to print consistently across a growing range of improved paper stocks and grades, Sun Chemical will showcase its line of inks for catalog, magazines and ad inserts. 

Sun Chemical’s publication inks are suited for presses that produce magazine, coupon and advertising insert work and provide superb performance on conventional and stochastic screening technologies. Formulated to address the challenges of light weight coated, medium weight coated, and wood free coated substrates, these inks were developed to give consistent color control and optimum ink-water balance across a wide range of press equipment.

Sun Chemical to Highlight Ink Solutions for Narrow Web and Digital Printers

Label and narrow web printers visiting the booth will be introduced to the SolarFlex® Nova SL range of UV flexo inks. Intended for the printing of labels, tags, sleeves, tickets and other applications typically found in the narrow web market, SolarFlex Nova SL features flow optimization for press performance, low odor for sensitive applications, fast curing for higher press speeds, and a color strength that has been increased for finer anilox choices. Formulated without any volatile organic compounds and compliant with the most stringent regulations that comply with the requirements of the most globally recognized brand owners, the SolarFlex Nova SL range can increase color gamut and/or lower ink consumption.

Digital printers can learn about Sun Chemical’s Streamline aftermarket inkjet inks. Designed specifically for use in wide format printers which use high-quality solvent-based inks, Streamline inkjet inks offer the same level of quality, performance and color integrity as original equipment manufacturer (OEM) quality printing, but at a much lower cost.

 

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