Screen Graphic and Precision Solutions (Screen GP) has developed new inkjet inks that can be used for printing on standard offset coated paper without priming or pre-coating, using high-speed, roll-type inkjet systems. The inks were also created to be fully compatible with Screen’s Truepress Jet 520HD high-speed roll-fed inkjet press.
In recent years, the printing industry has increasingly focused on the creation of diversified, small-run materials that are personalized to match the various requirements of individual consumers. This trend is particularly evident, said the company, in the one-to-one direct mailings for cars, luxury goods and other items requiring the inclusion of premium images. In this case, there has been a growing demand for improved ability to print on coated papers due to their high-quality finishes.
In response, Screen has developed “groundbreaking” new inks that enable its Truepress Jet 520HD high-speed roll-fed inkjet press to print directly onto most offset coated paper currently available. The inks are compatible with a wide range of paper types – including standard coated papers and high-quality inkjet papers, as well as standard plain paper. In addition, Screen GP’s technology provides exceptional abrasion resistance for offset-level printing, enabling output that makes the most of the paper’s original surface texture. “These new inks also noticeably reduce bleeding between colours, achieving a high-grade image quality approaching offset printing,” said the OEM. “They’re also highly resistant to clogging of printhead nozzles, significantly improving system maintainability.”