The Flint Group has launched a new generation of water-based ink technology called Hydrokett Zen for narrow web flexo presses, that’s suitable for printing to film and papers. Flint says that these inks are easy to use and require very little maintenance. They are said to have good colour strength and allow for sharp dots.
Mike Buystedt, Vice President Sales Narrow Web North America, commented: “Our beta test customers have been extremely pleased with the results of Hydrokett Zen. Originally designed for paper applications, we quickly realised that these inks were also well suited for film – customers running on both materials have been able to reduce their ink inventories.”
Hydrokett Zen is available in a 4-colour process set and the full Pantone colour range. These inks can be provided in a finished ink system, or in a blend vehicle and colour concentrates for dispensing.
For now, these inks are only available in the US though I’m sure we’ll hear more about them at the Label Expo show.