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Sensient Launches Latest ElvaJet Opal Ink
Sensient Imaging Technologies, a subsidiary of Sensient Technologies Corp., Morges, Switzerland, now offers a new range of high-performance digital dye ElvaJet Opal SB sublimation inks for low-viscosity Epson print heads.
Following the extensive success of ElvaJet Opal SC inks for mid-viscosity print heads, ElvaJet Opal SB ink addresses the needs of low-viscosity print heads, and allows wide-format print customers to benefit from the technology, according to the company.
“Users of wide-format and industrial printers in the same print shop can now reproduce the same output on all machines because ElvaJet Opal SB and SC inks use the same color reference,” says Dr. Simon Daplyn, marketing manager of Sensient’s inks division. “This standardization offers unique options for production flexibility and a reduction of consumable costs. Early market tests show significant ink savings can be achieved by new customers switching to ElvaJet Opal SB ink.”
The digital sublimation inks have been formulated for use in piezo-based printers for applications such as fashion, sports apparel, home textiles, and sign and display.
“By focusing on the needs of the market and our clients, ElvaJet Opal SB inks enhance the value of our offerings to print shops,” says Mike Geraghty, president of Sensient’s color group. “Product that delivers peace of mind for our users is key. We are delivering reliable printing with outstanding results in terms of batch-to-batch color consistency, sharpness of print detail, color intensity and high release from the paper, all with Eco Passport status providing further reassurance of brand compliance and sustainability in the supply chain.” — D.S.
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