SPG develops low-migration inks for DSI platform

Textile and graphics printing company SPG Prints has developed a new set of low-migration inks for use in food and pharmaceutical packaging applications...

Textile and graphics printing company SPG Prints has developed a new set of low-migration inks for use in food and pharmaceutical packaging applications.

The new range supplements its existing ink offerings. They have been optimised to operate in the Xaar printhead of the Digital System Integration (DSI) UV inkjet printers also made by the SPG.

The new inks were demonstrated at the LabelsExpo Americas 2014 event in Chicago on 9-11 September 2014.

Bas Hoitjtink, commercial manager for graphics at SPG, says: 'Until now packaging buyers in the food and pharmaceutical sectors have had to rely on toner or analogue solutions. SPG's low-migration inks, together with the productivity advantages of the DSI press, give printers and brand owners full assurance of meeting globally recognised safety standards, and high performance on the widest choice of film and paper substrates, in short-run printing situations.'

The new inks give coverage of 90% of the colour gamut, while the white ink achieves a 93% opacity.

This article comes from Food Contact World, which provides exclusive news and analysis on developments in food contact material , markets, and technologies.

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