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Sun Chemical to Introduce Full Range of Solutions for Narrow Web Market at Labelexpo Americas 2012



Published August 1, 2012
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At Labelexpo Americas 2012, Sun Chemical will introduce visitors to its full range of solutions for the narrow web, tag and label market, from inks and coatings to brand protection, pre-press services with high-definition digital plate technology, and a dispenser program which lowers ink spend by up to 45%.

“Our customers are counting on Sun Chemical to provide them with reliable inks and coatings through our Solaris System, which is specifically geared toward the narrow web market,” said Charles Murray, President, North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “However, we’re also taking our promise of ‘working for you’ to a new level by offering a full range of solutions. Customers can use us not only for inks and coatings, but also for color management, plates, brand protection and more. We hope to be a partner our customers can turn to for any need they may have.”

Sun Chemical Inks and Coatings Meet the Specific Needs of Each Individual Customer
At booth 5413, Sun Chemical will feature its Solaris System, a complete line of inks and coatings designed to meet all the printing needs of all narrow web and packaging printers. The full range includes products for virtually all narrow web applications from self-adhesive and in-mold labels to wrap arounds, shrink sleeves, tubes, and food and pharmaceutical packaging.

The global series of inks can be tailored to a printer’s specific needs no matter what substrate is utilized including: films, foils, papers, pressure-sensitive papers, plastics, vinyl, top-coated polyethylene, polypropylene and more. Special effect inks and sensory coatings within the Solaris range offer added benefits that enhance consumer brand appeal, such as interactive color shifting inks and SunScent coatings which engage the senses.

Sun Chemical will have a GFI Mx12 Hybrid Dispenser on display at the booth, where visitors can learn firsthand how the Sun Chemical Dispenser Program allows printers to mix the exact amount of inks they need, reduces their inventory and waste, and improves color-matching consistency. The Sun Chemical Dispenser Program for the narrow web tag and label market can lower a customer’s ink spend by 45%.

Sun Chemical can help booth visitors explore brand protection options to ensure the integrity of their packaging. Sun Chemical offers a variety of security ink solutions including an infrared coding solution called Verigard, a security system that adds a small quantity of taggants, or chemical markers, to inks, varnishes or coatings for use in any print process on any substrate. There will be a team of brand protection experts at Sun Chemical’s booth to discuss the variety of covert, overt and semi-overt options Sun Chemical offers, including hidden logos or words and a variety of color changing inks.

Jim Reiman, the manager for Brand Protection at Sun Chemical, will speak during Labelexpo on Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. to offer solutions brand owners and converters can take to protect the integrity of their packaging and avoid counterfeiting.

Narrow web printers at the show will be introduced to SunGraphics high definition flexographic plate technology, with Esko HD software and CDI high resolution imaging. Converters that utilize the HD printing plates can print with an image quality of up to 4,000 pixels per inch, resulting in expanded tonal range and wider color gamut to produce sharper, more vibrant images and colors.

Printers will also see how new Flat-Top Dot technology prints with 30-60 percent less impression sensitivity compared to the standard digital plates, allowing for longer, cleaner, more consistent runs from beginning to end.

Sun Chemical’s team at the booth will explain how its comprehensive range of consumables solutions from blankets to washes help customers improve pressroom operations. Sun Chemical’s leading technology for washes, fountain solutions and coatings and superior on-site technical support allows customers to work within strong distribution channels and minimize delivery time.

To learn more about Sun Chemical’s products on display during Labelexpo Americas 2012, visit www.sunchemical.com/labelexpo2012 or visit booth 5413 Sept. 11-13, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Visitors who come to Sun Chemical’s booth will receive a label for their game piece to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle.



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