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Sun Chemical unveils new UV offset ink for luxury folding carton applications

PKBR Staff Writer Published 12 January 2018

US-based printing inks and pigments producer Sun Chemical has introduced a new UV offset ink for luxury folding carton applications.

The new ink system, SunCure Aspire UV, has been developed to make graphics look vibrant on high-end luxury folding cartons and offer the longer-term shelf appeal for brand owners.

In addition to exhibiting immense color transparency, the new ink system will help in the creation of vivid color graphic effects on metalized, lenticular and holographic board stocks which are frequently used for pharmaceutical, perfume, liquor, cosmetic and POP applications.

Sun Chemical said that the SunCure Aspire UV ink can work well with its SunInspire special effects coatings to help make cartons shelf appeal.

SunCure Aspire UV inks offer better transfer, a wide water window, a high degree of lithographic stability, very high pigment strength to ensure mileage on press, and good lightfastness, resulting in consistency of shelf appeal over time.

Additional the new UV ink system makes no use of any of the “exclusion-type photoinitiators” which are potential concerns to many brand owners and regulatory bodies, the firm noted.

SunCure Aspire UV inks, which meet ISO color requirements for GRACoL G7 applications, offer good adhesion properties to many non-porous substrates. It is made available in a complete line of high strength blending colors for all spot color needs.

A member of the DIC group, Sun Chemical is engaged in producing printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials.