Sun Chemical has launched SunWave™ Lumina, a new
range of high performance, UV LED curing sheetfed offset inks for commercial
printing. Suitable for use on all sheetfed press types, the range offers
class-leading lithographic performance, delivering fast
makeready, highly stable printing with minimal wash-ups and excellent duct
flow. This results in increased uptime for presses and increased productivity
for commercial printers.
The SunWave Lumina range of
inks is based on the latest highly engineered UV resin system and provides
exceptionally fast and hard curing under UV LED and low energy mercury lamps
for both single- and double-sided printing. SunWave Lumina is fully compliant with the
latest EuPIA raw material guidelines.
While achieving outstanding
levels of productivity, SunWave Lumina also delivers on print quality with excellent
dot gain and high gloss and mechanical resistance and is designed for Process
Standard Offset printing to ISO12647.
Jonathan Sexton, Marketing
Manager, Energy Curing Products Europe, Sun Chemical, comments: “SunWave Lumina
is a significant step forward for our portfolio of UV low-energy-curing offset
inks. Not only does the range meet the market’s need for robust inks that
maximize the uptime of sheetfed presses by minimizing the cleaning time
required during printing, but, based on our own benchmarking and customer tests on various sheetfed presses,
it delivers best-in-class performance.”
The new SunWave Lumina process ink range is immediately
available initially in Europe from Sun Chemical.