David Savastano, Editor07.24.14
As I recently noted in an online exclusive in May, there are a host of advances occurring in the inkjet printing industry, Naturally, ink manufacturers are also working on their own new developments.
Michael Andreottola, president, American Ink Jet Corporation, noted that new printheads and specific applications are creating new opportunities for printers and ink manufacturers.
“Other than producing third-party inks for new OEM printers that arrive to the market, companies want to utilize digital printing to markets where the OEM may have no interest,” Andreottola said. “One example would be a customer who has designed a machine utilizing a specific printhead. They have a very unique material that the OEM ink will not dry on when applied. The ink requires a specific optical density, must have limited dot gain and dry almost immediately. The ink must be aqueous and made with a dye and not pigment. It must also jet perfectly in this specific print head
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