Pulse Roll Label Products Ltd
said it will unveil the next evolution of its PureTone UV flexo printing inks at Labelexpo Europe 2019 (Sept. 24-27, 2019 in Brussels).
In response to recent regulatory changes, the company’s flagship UV flexo ink system, PureTone, and its PureTone FPC (food packaging compliant) inks have both been reformulated to comply with the very latest EuPIA guidelines and industry standards.
“We’ve reformulated our PureTone and PureTone FPC process inks and mixing bases in response to the recent reclassifications of selected raw materials used in the manufacture of UV printing inks," said Mikaela Harding, product manager, Pulse Roll Label Products. "The 2019 Labelexpo theme of ‘moving your business forward’ is very apt as we build on PureTone’s success to introduce the next generation of our flagship ink system. As well as complying with regulatory changes, and as part of our ongoing drive for continuous improvement, our R&D team has also taken the opportunity to incorporate product enhancements in terms of rheology and flow. These developments further optimize our inks in terms of quality and on-press performance, so we are excited to be bringing to market the next evolution of our PureTone and PureTone FPC ink systems.”
Building on the original PureTone concept launched at Labelexpo Europe in 2015, the reformulated high strength process inks and mono-pigmented mixing bases allow cleaner, brighter colors and, when combined with digital color management tools and pre-press proofing, provide accurate and consistent color every time.
PureTone, and PureTone FPC, also offer a single ink system that can be used across multiple substrates including paper, board and film and are suitable for applications that include self-adhesive labels, wrap-around labels, tickets and tags and, increasingly popular, shrink sleeve labels.
Pulse Roll Label Products will perform live PureTone ink mixing and color matching demonstrations embracing the opportunity to showcase its new color database using X-Rite’s InkFormulation Software. Supporting narrow web market trends, the ink manufacturer will also promote a closed-loop color management approach that ensures print matches proof every times. The company will also focus on the advantages of expanded gamut printing using 7 color PureTone process printing.
Its PureAqua water-based flexo ink system will also feature with live demos for the first time that, alongside its PureTone UV flexo color matchings, will showcase first-hand the value of achieving accurate and consistent brand color irrespective of the printing process. Formulated for use on coated and uncoated papers, thermal papers and films, PureAqua offers a single ink system that can achieve the highest level of color consistency and print quality on multiple substrates.
Other developments to be featured at the show include the company’s new PureBright Silver and Gold UV flexo metallics inks, its revamped range of PureWhite opaque white inks and its new PureFinish UV flexo cold foil adhesive and UV flexo primers.