Inkcups Announce New Digital Inks

GSW – Mimaki

Inkcups have introduced two new inks, the TS series designed for Tritan plastic, as well as the BB series suited for soft and flexible plastics.

The T2 digital ink is designed for Tritan plastic and is the only digital ink for this substrate that does not require pre-treatment. After a rigorous testing process, Inkcups has formulated the ideal ink for drinkware manufacturers who want to speed up their operations while ensuring exceptional adhesion to Tritan products.

Tritan, a BPA-free durable plastic, is becoming increasingly popular as a result of the growing movement to help the environment and reduce waste. The T2 digital ink provides highly durable and long-lasting image reproduction on Tritan that will not crack or chip.

The new BB digital ink produces high-quality graphics with superior adhesion on ultra-flexible products, surpassing the industry’s ‘squeeze’ and ‘ice bucket’ testing measures. With the invention of BB digital ink, Inkcups has resolved the long-standing industry challenge of achieving full-colour graphics on flexible bottles without chipping, cracking or distorting after only a short period of time or following the ‘squeeze test.’

Ideally suited for soft and flexible plastics, common BB digital ink applications include bicycle water bottles, stadium cups, sports bottles, shakers and infuser bottles. The ink is compatible with Inkcups’ suite of digital printers. Pre-treatment is necessary before decorating plastic bottles with the BB ink. This formulation is a combination of a flame-treatment followed by a primer.

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