Heidelberg to Highlight Saphira Excel 400 Ink from Its Eco-Friendly Consumables Line

KENNESAW, GA—April 27, 2012—At drupa 2012, Heidelberg will present the full range of its exceptionally environmentally friendly Saphira Eco consumables. These include Saphira Ink Excel 400, a top-quality offset ink series for four-color process printing developed to help high-volume printers meet an expanded range of job requirements.

Made from renewable raw materials, Saphira Excel 400 inks carry the Saphira Eco label, meet or exceed current environmental requirements, are fully recyclable, and conform to the trusted ISO 2846-1 standard for G7 printing. It goes without saying that these products ensure stable, high-quality production in keeping with exacting Heidelberg standards.

“One of the most recent additions to Heidelberg’s line of Saphira Eco consumables, Saphira Excel 400 sheetfed inks furnish high-volume, G7 printers and other users with a cost-effective solution to their printing needs without trading quality for environmental responsibility,” said Kurt Wiggins Product Manager – Consumables, Heidelberg USA. “Heidelberg continually refines and expands its Eco portfolio in order to provide printers with the greatest benefit for lowering their ecological footprint.”

Lithographic Stability at any Speed
Competitively priced and suitable for publication, commercial, and package printing applications, Saphira Excel 400 ink prints on a wide range of paper and board on all sheetfed press configurations, including eight-, 10- and 12-color multicolor perfecting presses. These fast-setting, rapid-drying inks are based on an innovative resin/oil combination that provides busy printers with lithographic stability at any press speed, superior mechanical resistance, and a smooth, professional-looking gloss.

Formulated to produce an abrasion-resistant film, Saphira Excel 400 ink dries hard enough not to scuff during finishing operations, resulting in quicker back-up and fast turn times. Additional benefits include:

• Excellent stack capability.

• Very low misting on high-speed presses for reduced maintenance.

• Use of in-line coating with water-based coatings or in-line/off-line coating with oil-based overprint varnishes.

• High level of renewable, bio-based materials and low volatile organic compound (VOC) content for a “green” solution.

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