Flint launches Xcura Evo sheetfed inks

Flint has announced a new version of its Xcura sheetfed ink, with the launch of the Xcura Evo range of UV LED ink, which is based on Flint’s energy curing platform technology that was launched earlier this year.

Flint Group’s Acura Evo inks are suitable for both LED and low energy curing systems.

Thus Flint’s new inks are based around advanced resin technology, which should lead to greater stability and more consistent performance. Dario Zarantoniello, UV Inks and Coatings Technical Manager, explained: “We tested EVO on all the main presses and many formats, straight and perfecting, with and without IPA, highest production speeds and quality standards and we drew critical comparisons against our existing products and all of our main competitors. The customers noted better gloss levels, exceptional colour strength and sharper dots. They also commented on much better stability, as production speeds increased, offering tangible efficiency benefits.”

The Acura Evo inks are suitable for both LED and low energy curing systems and give a high gloss finish. They’re said to offer low inking and dampening as well as good flow and rheology properties, with and without duct agitators, together with curing and rub resistance. They’re compliant with ISO 12647-2 for approved substrates.

Trevor Amps, global product management director for Energy Curing inks says that there is increasing use of LED and low energy curing systems, both in terms of retrofits and new presses. He added: “Some of the main drivers encouraging commercial printers to switch to UV LED are improved efficiency, reduced energy costs and the ability to break into new markets. Xcura Evo helps to maximise all of these with its excellent flow characteristic, superb transfer and high gloss.”



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