Screen develops new inks for printing on coated paper

The new inks are compatible with the Screen Truepress Jet520HD Printer.
The new inks are fully compatible with the Screen Truepress Jet520HD Inkjet Press.

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.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.