Each of the main types of inkjet inks has their advantages, but usage of UV and water-based inks is increasing.
David Savastano, Editor05.05.16
Digital printing is on the upswing, and depending on the application, solvent-based, water-based and UV (or UV LED) curable inkjet inks offer particular benefits. Leading inkjet ink manufacturers say that while each option has its benefits, there are technologies that are showing more growth.
Peter Saunders, business director – Digital, Sun Chemical, noted that UV LED is the fastest growing inkjet ink type.
“Most of the inkjet inks we sell today are wide spectrum conventional UV curing technology,” Saunders said. “However, we are seeing significant growth in UV LED. There is significant regional demand for UV LED and many bigger players in the market are looking at UV LED because of its environmental benefits. Over the years as lamp and ink technology have advanced, at Sun Chemical we have developed a series of graphic inks which fully cure with LED UV exposure.
“We also have inks for imprinting applications which u
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