GRAPH EXPO 2006: Consumables And Substrates — Tools for the Trade

Designed specifically for use in ink-jet printing equipment using both continuous ink-jet (CIJ) and drop-on-demand (DOD) thermal and piezo technology, the PerSona brand uses focused ink technology to address the specific application needs for mailing, billing and statement printing, as well as personalization of plastic cards used for security and identification in smart applications.

INX International Ink displayed its full lineup of product offerings at the show. Base systems are designed for packaging and commercial applications. Inks and coatings are said to be engineered for quality and reduced applied cost. Automated on-site blending and ink delivery systems are available, as well as proprietary ink management and inventory software systems and digital ink matching systems.

Van Son Holland Ink featured its Quickson line of offset printing inks: Quickson PRO, Vs3 and Vs5 series. Quickson PRO works on any size press and application, and provides excellent rub resistance. Vs3 reduces ink consumption and offers consistent color and sharp dot retention. The resin in Vs5 series inks allows for very low water pickup, resulting in super gloss and scuff resistance. Van Son continues to demonstrate that its ink products are suited for a wide range of press sizes and applications.

Hostmann-Steinberg’s ink offerings were put on display, including products for sheetfed offset, web offset (heatset and coldset) and flexographic press users. A line of fountain solutions and coatings are also available.

Operating out of the xpedx booth, SpeedyDry demonstrated its ink additive that helps conventional oil-based inks dry faster and with more rub resistance on substrates from matte stocks and coated papers to synthetics. SpeedyDry’s chemistry also solves problems associated with using reflex blue, purple and violet inks.

xpedx has a national network of graphics, paper, packaging, finishing and logistics specialists. The company reports it has fulfilled more than 3.5 million online customer orders in the past 12 months.

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