During INFO*FLEX 2014, Sun Chemical will introduce solutions designed for flexible packaging that increase pressroom efficiency and help packaging stand out on the shelf.
At booth 501, Sun Chemical will launch a new multi-purpose ink system, a water-based flexo dispenser program, specialty coatings that engage the senses, a laser marking solution for variable printing and digital plate technology which provides sharper images than standard plates.
“Our customers want solutions that meet the high speed requirements of their press equipment, improve overall printing efficiency, and satisfy their customers’ requirements with packaging graphics that pop and grab attention,” said Tony Renzi, vice president, product management, packaging inks, North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “Sun Chemical offers a wide range of solutions for the flexo market that take converters from concept to shelf to meet their individual printing requirements.”
Suitable for surface print applications on a number of the commonly used flexible packaging substrates, Sun Chemical’s new SunUno Solimax multi-purpose ink system will maximize press room efficiency while simplifying the overall print production process.
The SunUno Solimax ink system is the latest generation of inks providing a single platform that can cover multiple end use applications. The ink system provides the shelf stand out and high quality packaging for today’s competitive industry and is intended for surface printing and lamination for various end-use applications, such as lidding materials, medical laminates and food packaging for confectionery and snack food.
Narrow web tag and label printers that use water-based flexo inks can now decrease their overall bottom-line operating expenses in ink volume and ink costs by up to 25% with the new Sun Chemical Water-Based Flexo Dispenser Program. The water-based flexo dispenser is unique in that it can make process, blending bases and spot colors all from the same machine.
Sun Chemical’s SunVisto Advantage HS delivers superior print quality and the pH stability needed for corrugated stocks. The ink line increases pressroom productivity by reducing the need for pH adjustments during long press runs. Contrary to typical water-based inks which lose pH during long press runs and lead to dirty print and ink build-up, SunVisto Advantage HS inks eliminate the concern of pH control from the beginning to the end of a production run.
Narrow web, tag and label and corrugated 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 PPI resulting in expanded tonal range and wider color gamut to produce sharper more vibrant images and colors.
From metallic, glow-in-the-dark, fluorescent or photochromic inks to tactile, velvet feel and soft feel coatings that invite the touch of fingers, Sun Chemical’s SunInspire and SunScent specialty coatings can make products pop off the shelf and engage consumers.
Sun Chemical’s SunLase laser marking solution opens up a myriad of printing possibilities for flexible packaging printers thanks to an advanced color change ink technology designed for in-line patch printing and subsequent marking with lasers in line for displaying variable data on packaging, such as language changes, bar codes, competitions and safety information.