Toyo to Introduce Soy Ink Fit to Print All the News
Press release from the issuing company
ADDISON, Ill. September 10, 2007 -- The mainstays of the traditional printing operation — ink and paper — are subject to increasingly stringent environmental controls. This is true across the entire spectrum of the printing industry.
At Graph Expo 2007, Toyo Ink America will introduce a new alternative to petroleum oil-based newsprint inks. SoyaNews is a soybean oil-based ink formulated for high-speed printability on a wide range of paper used in the printing of newspapers. SoyaNews provides brighter colors, better color control and less rub-off than petroleum-based newsprint inks.
"We expect SoyaNews to become very popular with publications that do not view themselves as a commodity business," said John Copeland, president of Toyo Ink America.
SoyaNews inks are high in soybean oil content and low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Since newsprint is highly absorbent, the oil in the ink is taken into the paper, leaving the pigment on the surface. SoyaNews' pigment strength is ideal for quality-conscious printers, especially publishers of community weeklies and alternative media that want the blackest blacks and the clean, creative look to art and pictures that brings local news stories to life.
SoyaNews runs fast and requires no energy for drying. Furthermore, the ink's smooth flow affords greater coverage and reduced newsprint spoilage.
In addition, there is less ink buildup on printing plates and less tendency to skin over. SoyaNews inks also permit greater latitude in the ink/water balance, allowing more flexibility in press settings.
SoyaNews is available in 3.5-gallon pails and 55-gallon drums.
For more information about SoyaNews, visit the Toyo Ink America booth (#455) at Graph Expo 2007, September 9-12 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
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