Sun Chemical adds to Streamline Inkjet Inks range for North America

Sun Chemical's Streamline solvent-based inkjet inks.
Sun Chemical’s Streamline solvent-based inkjet ink cartridges.

Sun Chemical has strengthened its portfolio of Streamline solvent-based inkjet inks for the North American market with the addition of a high-print-quality, low-odour, seven-colour ink series and a low-odour upgrade to one of its ink systems. Sun Chemical’s addition to its Streamline ESL 2 line of eco-solvent inkjet inks using HPQ-LO (High Print Quality-Low Odour) eco-solvent chemistry, offers a significant advantage for printers working in confined environments. The seven-colour ink series includes CMYK with a revised nickel-free yellow ink, light cyan, light magenta and a new light black ink. Colour-matched to the Roland Eco Sol Max II ink series, the Streamline ESL 2 inks eliminate the need for re-profiling when converting from the original inks. ESL 2 inks also “offer excellent outdoor durability, can be intermixed with the Roland inks to allow for easy transition without any waste, and give superior resistance to alcohol when printed on suitable media, ensuring customer graphics maintain the highest quality over time.”

sunchemicaladvanced2-inSun Chemical has also upgraded its Streamline Ultima HPQ product line with Streamline Ultima HPQ LO inkjet inks. Designed for Mimaki eco-solvent printers, the inks now combine the highest print quality with low-odour properties, also ideal for printers working in confined spaces. The product line has a high print quality that “exceeds OEM product performance in many cases” and also features excellent adhesion to a wide range of media commonly used in the sign and graphics markets – such as photo labs, digital print shops, exhibition printers, graphic art bureaus, sign shops, screen printers, repro houses and commercial printers. “The product line has been carefully matched to the original products for both colour shade and strength as well as physical properties, enabling customers to continue to use all the existing settings when converting from the original inks,” said Sun Chemical.

Penny Holland.
Penny Holland.

“With this expansion of our portfolio of solvent-based inkjet inks to the North American market, our customers benefit from a more robust portfolio that provides the same level of quality, performance, and colour integrity quality printing as OEM inks, but at a lower cost,” said Penny Holland, VP of Marketing, North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “Our product upgrades are also beneficial to customers who, in many cases, now work in closer proximity to the printer and really need low-odour inkjet ink cartridges installed in the printer.” Customers who purchase Streamline solvent-based inkjet inks also have access to Sun Chemical’s customer support centre, which helps customers with technical issues, colour profiles and more.

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees worldwide.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.