Solar Inks: Launches Earthinks for flexographic and screen printers
Solar Inks, specialist supplier of inks for flexographic and screen printing, has launched Earthinks, a range of environmentally friendly water-based flexographic and screen printing inks.
Earthinks are made from natural ingredients including soy, starch, sugars, dextrin, tree resin, cellulose and other polysaccharides. Natural waxes are used to replace standard petroleum-based synthetics, and natural oils are used to defoam instead of mineral oils. Earthinks are glycol and silicone-free, contain no heavy metals and have near-zero VOC levels.
Earthinks has been developed with a low viscosity and low foaming levels to deliver sharp images with lower dot gain than standard inks. It does this while offering stability over long runs due to its unique pH-independent technology.
In-house colour mixing is also an option, providing printers and converters the ability to facilitate special colour production on-demand.
Earthinks can be used on a wide variety of substrates to print corrugated and flexible packaging, labels, envelopes and a full range of papers from till rolls and paper cups to paper bags and gift wrap, including recycled stocks.
An ink recycling programme saves time and waste, while online colour matching and product ordering ensure a streamlined and efficient customer experience.