At InPrint 2018, Siegwerk showed a range of its latest developments and innovations specifically dedicated for inkjet printing of labels and packaging, including food compliant low migration solutions. The company also unveiled some new flexible UV inkjet inks at the show that are now available on the market.
“We had many interested show visitors stopping at our booth, asking for more information and details about our inkjet ink systems,” said Matthieu Carni, director Business Unit Inkjet at Siegwerk. Visitors were particularly interested in the customizability of the company’s solutions to their specific needs.
Next to its exhibition area, InPrint also offered an extensive seminar and conference program with various sessions, giving visitors insights into key technical topics, future developments and perspectives. Carni held a presentation about food compliant inkjet inks enabling a broad field of sensible packaging applications. ‘
Siegwerk focuses on UV and water-based inkjet inks as most promising technologies in digital printing. The company offers UV inkjet solutions for both standard and sensitive applications as well as primers and OPVs suitable for several scopes. Besides, it has also been intensively working on the development of water-based inkjet inks for packaging applications like flexible packaging, tissue or corrugated board for some time.
“We strongly believe that UV inkjet will become a mainstream printing technology for label applications and moreover expect some long-term opportunities for UV inkjet, especially in the direct-to-pack printing market,” added Carni. “We expect water-based inkjet to become the future technology of choice for digital printing of flexible packaging.”
As every application requires different ink characteristics, the company offers customized ink solutions to the users’ concrete needs – adjusted to the final application and not only for a given printing equipment. For Siegwerk, customization goes beyond classical color matching; it also involves optimization of adhesion, mechanical and chemical resistance properties as well as an assessment of migration risks.