Sun Chemical Launches a World First to Bring Real Advantages to UV Printing
The Sun Chemical Suncure Advantage range is just one of a number of inks launched by Sun Chemical, a PrintCity alliance member, at Drupa 2008, where it will have inks running on many of the major press manufacturers’ printing presses.
Suncure® Lazer is a new set of UV curing offset inks for printing business forms, continuous stationery and direct mail. This new range of products is an innovative solution which enables continuous printing followed by second impression printing using high temperature laser personalization.
The inks have been developed to give high density and high definition on the widest range of coated and uncoated papers. This is achieved using new technology designed to give excellent lithographic stability with positive UV curing, even at the highest press speeds of up to 440 meters per minute.
Following on from the hugely successful ‘World Series’ launch at drupa 2004, Sun Chemical has launched the Sun Chemical® DIAMOND range of four-colour process sheet offset inks for high productivity in commercial and packaging printing.
Based on the latest mineral oil-free technology, these are state-of-the-art offset printing inks with a new formulation that produces excellent printability, fast setting and low misting. Stacks of ink-printed work can be moved quickly through to finishing, i.e. cutting, folding or binding, with a minimized risk of marking. Sun Chemical DIAMOND uses vegetable oils, vegetable oil derivatives, as well as alkyd and rosin-based resins, which means the level of non-fossil carbon present is above 70 percent.
About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments and a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales over $4 billion, Sun Chemical has 12,000 employees supporting customers around the world. The Sun Chemical Group of companies includes such established names as Coates, Hartmann, Kohl & Madden, and US Ink.