Sun Chemical Introduces UV Inks

Sun Chemical has launched a new UV offset ink that was developed to make sophisticated graphics look stunning and vibrant on high-end luxury folding cartons while at the same time provide longer-term shelf appeal. SunCure® Aspire UV has been formulated to exhibit immense color transparency to help create vivid color graphic effects on metallized, lenticular and holographic board stocks frequently used for pharmaceutical, perfume, liquor, cosmetic and POP applications.

The inks are said to offer excellent transfer, a wide water window, a high degree of lithographic stability, very high pigment strength to ensure mileage on press, and good lightfastness so shelf appeal remains consistent over time. This ink system has been designed to work with Sun Chemical’s SunInspire special effects coatings.

The new UV ink system does not use any of the “exclusion-type photoinitiators.” SunCure Aspire UV inks also deliver very good adhesion properties to many non-porous substrates.

The inks come in a complete line of high strength blending colors for all spot color needs, and meet ISO color requirements for GRACoL G7 applications.

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