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Printers Could See Significant Savings with Sun Chemical Screen's New Ink and Feed Systems

Published on 2007-06-13. Author : SpecialChem

Berlin, Germany -- Sun Chemical Screen has announced the launch of a new digital solvent ink and two easy-to-install bulk feed systems designed for use on a range of Seiko Color Painter, Hewlett-Packard and Océ wide-format presses.

Sun Chemical Screen introduced the Streamline™ brand of digital ink and bulk feed systems, namely SCP and SCP Plus, as a cost-effective alternative to expensive consumables supplied by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Sun Chemical Screen reports that approximately 2,000 European printers using the Color Painter 64/100, the HP 9000/1000 and the Océ 6060/6100 models could save up to 50 percent in consumable costs as a direct result of using these latest products.

For printers wanting to use the Streamline inks, Sun Chemical Screen has made the process of installing the SCP/SCP Plus bulk feed systems completely straightforward. The systems are microchip-driven and can be fitted by a press operator, so there is no need to adjust the printer's firmware. Once installed, the one-litre ink reservoirs can be 'topped up' on the run, allowing for continuous printing - a real advantage in today's competitive environment.

Tony Cox, digital business and marketing manager for Sun Chemical Screen, said: "It is important that printers have more options when buying their inks. A growing number of companies are looking to migrate to third-party consumables so they can benefit from the economies of scale when buying inks in greater volumes. By further extending our range of Streamline digital inks and introducing the two bulk feed systems, Sun Chemical Screen is making ink conversions convenient and lower-risk than ever before. In addition to reaping the financial benefits of using Streamline inks, which can be up to 50 percent cheaper than the cost of OEM versions, Sun Chemical Screen customers also will receive an unrivalled level of support from the world's largest producer of inks and pigments, with the security of dealing with a trusted, long-term supplier to the global graphic arts industry."

Streamline ink products are available for about 70 percent of digital wide-format presses available today. Sun Chemical Screen plans to increase this figure in the coming months with further product launches designed to promote value for money and enhanced service levels.

About Sun Chemical

Sun Chemical, the world's largest producer of printing inks and pigments, is a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales of approximately $3.5 billion, Sun Chemical has over 11,000 employees supporting customers around the world. The Sun Chemical Group of companies includes such established names as Coates, Hartmann, Kohl & Madden, and US Ink.

Sun Chemical Corporation in the U.S. and Sun Chemical Limited in England are subsidiaries of Sun Chemical Group B.V., the Netherlands. Sun Chemical has headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A.; Slough, England; and Weesp, the Netherlands.

Source: Sun Chemical

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