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New range launched to meet rigorous demands of wide format printing

Sun Chemical, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of printing inks and pigments, has launched a new range of solvent-based inks it hopes will meet the rigorous demands of the latest wide format printing equipment.

Sun Chemical - Wide Format PrintingSun Chemical - Wide Format PrintingThe Streamline ESL HPQ and the Streamline Ultima HPQ range has been designed specifically for use in wide and super-wide format printers which use high-quality solvent based inks. Sun Chemical commented that with the ever increasing pressure and developments of the print market, it is continuously making improvements to product performance to ensure that they are of the highest quality and meet the needs of this expanding market.

The company said the new ranges have been developed following extensive feedback of customer needs to provide high print reliability and print quality.

Nick Goodall, The Colour Crew General Manager, who participated in the beta testing scheme for Sun Chemical’s Streamline Ultima HPQ commented: “We’ve had a very positive experience with Ultima HPQ - no problems at all! We had an issue with blocked ink heads with our previous ink system which increased the amount of down time. Cleaning and replacing them was a significant cost to the business. Essentially, with Sun Chemical’s Streamline ink system, we’re getting the highest quality ink product and performance at half the price of OEM.”

Another participant in the beta testing scheme Steve Moralee, Director, AM Printshop Ltd, also said:  “We are very impressed with ESL HPQ because we are now also much more in control of our ink outlay. In the past, the amount of ink we used on a job was so varied that it was difficult for us to estimate the total production cost. Sun Chemical’s new Streamline ink system has provided us with excellent print quality while reducing our material costs by over 50 per cent. This means that we are now in a position to compete commercially on a national level, creating a whole host of new business opportunities.”

Sun Chemical Streamline range Sun Chemical Streamline range Sun Chemicals added that the new additions to the Streamline range have been carefully matched to the original products for colour shade and strength as well as physical properties, enabling customers to continue to use all the existing settings when converting from the original inks.

The company maintains that both ranges have very high print quality that exceed OEM product performance in many cases and also feature excellent adhesion to a wide range of media commonly used in the sign and graphics markets.

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