Sigma, a solvent ink for HP 45si thermal inkjet technology, achieves fast curing without external heat sources. It delivers a much longer decap and lab testing also confirms a shelf life for individual cartridges of at least 12 months. With further testing, chemists at Kao Collins expect results showing an even longer shelf life.
The company’s R&D team recognised that a short decap for solvent inks on the market wasted time and money. They set out to reduce the wiping and purging of nozzles, which slows production.
Kristin Adams, marketing manager for Kao Collins said, ‘We saw how many solvent ink users struggled with the short decap. This ink changes everything and sets Kao Collins apart with Sigma.’
Sigma is ideal for mailing and addressing industries along with packaging converters. The ink adheres to more substrates, including films such as BOPP, PE, PET and PP, foils, a variety of label materials, some metals and many other non-porous materials.
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