Founded by Shahar Turgeman in 1999, STS’s goal is to meet the rapidly emerging challenges of the many industries that use printing. Bringing a unique background to ink formulation, sales and distribution, Turgeman combines education and expertise in software and hardware engineering, chemistry and international business acumen. He holds nine patents for ink products that are made exclusively in America and widely used worldwide.
With his business partner Adam Shafran, who joined him in 2009, Turgeman has built the company into a global leader in the wide format, industrial and household inkjet ink market, known internationally for its cutting-edge R&D.
Housed in a 30,000 square foot US manufacturing facility, STS Inks offers premium quality inks compatible with most major bands of large format printers. STS Inks also has a worldwide network of distributors in more than 150 countries, including offices in Amsterdam and Medellin. Its wide variety of products and services help STS Inks stand out among ink manufacturers.
“What sets STS Inks apart from the rest of the ink manufacturing world is that our company is the most diversified, delivering services and solutions for many markets,” Shafran noted.
STS Ink customizes formulations for specific printers and multiple substrates, with a focus on a number of growing markets, including security, signs, architecture, home and corporate decor, food manufacturing and textiles.
One of the key differentiators for STS Inks is its ability to create the right formulation for every customer.
“One of the key benefits of Shahar Turgeman’s high-level expertise is a cost-saving opportunity for clients who can procure the highest quality customized ink formulations, without having to fund their own R&D efforts,” Shafran said. “He personally provides the essential link between clients and his research and development team to meet the needs of these and many other sectors.”
STS Inks is constantly innovating new products in direct response to industry needs. The company’s R&D team is comprised of chemists and chemical engineers working with top-line equipment, much of which was designed by Turgeman, to customize the process.
As an example, STS Inks recently introduced Prismat-Ink, a new solvent-based ink that features a special resin that leads to longer-lasting printing on glass, stainless steel and other non-absorbent surfaces. The idea came from the challenge created by airport screens that are placed outdoors or semi-outdoors, and are impacted by bright sunlight quickly compromising the black paint hiding electrical wiring. Among the many other inks that STS manufactures to meet emerging industry are an edible ink that is both Halal and Kosher, invisible ink for printing on wallpaper and vinyl, direct-to-garment inks and dye sublimation ink for printing on polyester and other substrates.
Turgeman and Shafran are excited about the future for STS Inks.
“We see unlimited potential in the need for new formulations to respond to rapidly evolving applications,” Turgeman said. “Emerging technology is creating ink needs for printing on substrates that are new to market and have longevity, color and cost-containment requirements that are not met by ink that has traditionally been available. STS Inks is uniquely positioned in the ink industry, and we are currently building a new structure on our site that will add additional space for all development, manufacturing and distributions operations.”
8300 Congress Ave.
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Tel: +1 561-999-8818
Fax: +1 561-999-8828
Major Products: Wide format, industrial and household inkjet inks.