Nazdar Ink Technologies (Shawnee, Kansas) has launched a new high-quality alternative UV inkjet ink series for printing-bridge industrial presses, HP Scitex FB7500 and FB7600. The new Nazdar 735 Ink Series for UV inkjet printing “was designed specifically to enable the creation of durable graphics where colour fidelity, adhesion and finishing are of primary importance,” said the company. Formulated for use in multiple graphics applications, and with adhesion to a wide variety of both flexible and rigid substrates (including acrylics, fluted polypropylene, polystyrene, Dibond, foamboards, expanded PVC and rigid & flexible vinyls), the inks deliver high impact, high intensity colours with an expanded colour gamut.
The 735 Series delivers long-term exterior performance with proven resistance to the effects of UV degradation and colour fading, and also offers excellent resistance to edge chipping on rigid substrates that require trimming and finishing with a high-speed knife or a CNC cutter. Available in 5-litre containers, the inks are available in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black – plus Light Cyan, Light Magenta, White, Light Black and Orange.
“We developed the 735 Series as a cost-effective, alternative ink and have received excellent feedback from customers who allowed us to vigorously test our inks on their production equipment in the real world,” said Josh Lutz, Market Segment Manager for UV Digital at Nazdar. “Customer response has been that it’s nearly impossible to spot the differences in ink performance between the OEM inks and the Nazdar 735 Bridge Series. Nazdar’s state-of-the-art production and development techniques enable us to create products with a wide range of features and benefits, including industry-standard colours with expanded gamut options, increased printing and curing performance, and convenient packaging sizes. Even with all these benefits, our inks are up to 30% less expensive than the original equipment manufacturers’ inks,” Lutz added.