Colorific will be hosting a series of briefings targeted at distributors and end users at its offices in Maidenhead, UK, to highlight its innovative UV Light ink technology, which was launched at EcoPrint in September 2012 and demonstrated at the Autumn Viscom shows where it generated significant interest from end users, distributors and other potential business partners.
Colorific has already started working with two large machines integrators based in Europe and orders for UV Light demonstration units have already been placed.
The events will take place on 11th, 12th and 13th December 2012, between 10am and 5pm, and further dates will be announced in the New Year.
Colorific UV Light enables wide format printer owners to convert their existing solvent printers to a greener UV solution. Currently compatible with any Roland wide format machine that uses Epson Piezo DX4 and DX5 print head technologies, Colorific UV Light is a hybrid solution which combines the reliability of an eco-solvent ink with the print performance of a UV ink. The ink offers superb media adhesion and stunning durability, yet has a significantly lower carbon footprint than eco-solvent inks and contains no VOCs.
Colorific’s new UV Lightbar System is critical to the technology. The system comprises an external, stand-alone lamp kit which fixes to the front of any compatible wide format printer. During the printing process, the pigment is fixed to the ink-receiving layer on the media and then a secondary cure – using the new system – fixes the droplet and provides an immediate cure and cross link on the media.
Shaun Holdom, Business Manager for Colorific, said, ‘We’ll be demonstrating this process on Roland RE and Roland RS printers at the technology briefing and will also run through a short presentation explaining the process in more detail. Attendees will also have plenty of opportunity to discuss the technology in more depth with key members of Colorific’s team.’