offset printing ink

offset printing ink

  • Who is really love earth? Who is really love earth?
    Aug 25, 2023
    The recent revelation of Japan's plans to release nuclear wastewater into the ocean raises concerns about their commitment to environmental preservation. Despite their advancements in ink technology, it is disheartening to witness such a disregard for the well-being of the planet. This self-serving mindset undermines the progress they have made in the ink industry. In contrast, China has been at the forefront of developing and promoting eco-friendly inks. With a growing emphasis on sustainability, Chinese ink manufacturers have invested significantly in research and development to create inks that minimize environmental impact without compromising on quality. Chinese eco-friendly inks incorporate advanced technologies that ensure reduced emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful substances. These inks are formulated to have lower toxicity levels, making them safer for both human health and the environment. Additionally, they adhere to stricter environmental regulations, promoting a greener and more responsible approach to ink production. The rise of eco-friendly inks in China is not merely a result of technological advancement but also a reflection of a collective commitment to environmental stewardship. Chinese society has started embracing sustainable practices, recognizing the importance of protecting the Earth for future generations. Supporting Chinese inks not only encourages the growth of a domestic industry but also underscores the significance of environmentally friendly practices. By choosing Chinese eco-friendly inks, businesses and individuals can contribute to reducing their carbon footprint and promoting a cleaner and healthier planet. In conclusion, Japan's recent action regarding nuclear wastewater discharge brings into question their dedication to environmental conservation. While they have excelled in ink technology, their nation's self-centered mindset is not praiseworthy. Meanwhile, China's ink market is witnessing a rise in eco-friendly options, with advanced and mature technology. It is crucial to support Chinese eco-friendly inks as they represent a more responsible and sustainable choice for a greener future.
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  • VOC Free offset ink era is coming VOC Free offset ink era is coming
    Aug 11, 2023
    Flint Group announced on the 1st of this month that its entire range of sheetfed printing inks are now free of mineral oil. As we know our Daihei Ink has developed an environmentally friendly ink that does not contain mineral oil-NON VOC series in 2015. Since its development, our product technology and series have been continuously improved. At present, in response to market demand, we have developed conventional NON-VOC four-color ink DAIICHI-AF NON VOC and SONTRA NON VOC, also have Pantone series spot colors of NON VOC. However, due to the high price of raw materials for NON VOC series products, the current market price of this product is higher than that of ordinary inks.And the current mainstream of the market is still mineral oil and vegetable oil, so it need time for the market to adjust and adapt.   Recent years have seen growing concerns over the environmental effects of mineral oil-based inks. For example, since January this year, France has prohibited using more than 1% mineral oil in printing inks for commercial and packaging applications with this limit reducing to just 0.1% by 2025, signaling the start of changing regulations worldwide. So we believe that in the near future, our NON-VOC series will spread all over the world.
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  • Heidelberg is Launching Energy Efficiency Campaign for Print Shops Heidelberg is Launching Energy Efficiency Campaign for Print Shops
    May 09, 2023
    Back in 1997, the Kyoto Protocol stipulated that, by 2020, industrial processes should be at least 20% more efficient than they were in 1990. Today, due to the general trend for more sustainability across the whole of society, ambitious climate protection targets, and the present energy crisis, there is growing pressure on the print media industry to make the entire production process even more energy-efficient – and to do so quickly.Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG has therefore launched a campaign for print shops featuring information, advice, and tips from experts on how to considerably increase energy efficiency in printing companies while simultaneously driving down costs. The company will be focusing on several headline issues in its communications over the next few months.“The subject of sustainability and energy efficiency has become a crucial competitive and cost factor for suppliers in the print media industry – and that applies equally to our customers and to Heidelberg itself,” says Ludwin Monz, CEO of Heidelberg. “Alongside its customers, Heidelberg aims to extend its leading role in the industry to include energy efficiency as well. Due to our technological and data expertise, we are able to offer our customers attractive options for achieving energy-efficient production and can provide comprehensive advice and consulting. We all need to work on these issues if we are to hit climate protection targets.” Speedmaster XL 106 – Energy Efficiency as Standard To launch the campaign, Heidelberg is showcasing the energy efficiency of the Speedmaster XL 106. For example, a comparison between the Speedmaster CD 102-6+L from 1990 and the current Speedmaster XL 106-6+L reveals that energy consumption per 1,000 sheets has been reduced from 13.8 kWh to 8 kWh – a reduction of 40 percent. A whole range of innovations and improvements throughoutthe entire system is responsible for this achievement.Besides investing in cutting-edge equipment, print shops can also further boost their energy efficiency by optimizing the way they use their equipment. This is where one principle in particular comes into play – one that highlights a key difference between printing presses and automobiles, for instance, which consume more energy the faster they travel.By contrast, a printing press has a basic level of energy consumption that covers the fundamental operating functions. Beyond this, energy consumption increases in line with rising printing speed, but since the basic level of energy consumption is spread over more printed sheets, overall energy efficiency improves. This means a press is at its most efficient when a job is being printed at full speed – ideally on a fully automated basis – and when, after that job, the system either moves on immediately to the next job or switches to standby mode if there is nothing else to be printed.“When it comes to energy efficiency in print shops, although the equipment being used is an important basis, operating that equipment in the best way possible is at least equally as important. This is often where companies can really make a big difference. It is at precisely this point that the Heidelberg campaign for greater energy efficiency comes in and creates a basis for fully utilizing pre-existing potential,” said Eva Boll, head of ESG at Heidelberg.Starting April 2023, the Speedmaster XL 106 will be supplied with an energy measuring device as standard, albeit only in Germany initially. This will enable users to permanently monitor the energy consumption of their press – measured in kilowatt-hours per 1,000 sheets – from the control station. This read-out encourages operators to run the press in an energy-efficient way – in other words, at maximum speed. All in all, various energy-efficiency measures also help print shops reduce the CO2 emissions associated with their industrial processes.The second theme of the campaign highlights the potential in terms of savings offered by peripheral units for the Speedmaster, which makes energy-efficient production possible. Next, the campaign addresses the issue of “maintenance,” revealing the extent to which regularly maintained machine systems can conserve resources and improve the energy balance. To complement the campaign, Heidelberg offers relevant consulting services so it can work with customers to identify potential for energy savings in the print shop and draw up plans for leveraging that potential.
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  • What is offset ink? What is offset ink?
    Jun 27, 2023
    Offset printing ink is one of the most important consumables in the printing industry. It is a special type of ink designed for use in offset printing machines. Offset printing ink has a long history of development, which dates back to the early 20th century. Several famous brands have emerged in the market, including TOYO, Sun Chemical, Flint Group, etc. As technology advances, printing ink formulas are adjusted accordingly.   Offset printing ink is one of the most popular printing inks in the world today. It is a type of ink designed to produce high-quality images and text with exceptional clarity. The ink formula contains a series of components, with pigments, binders, and additives among the key ones. The pigments provide the color of the ink, while the binders provide adhesion and durability. Additives are used to control viscosity, drying speed, and other properties.   Over the years, offset printing ink has undergone several significant changes. Initially, the inks used were made of oil-based materials, which helped in improving printing quality. Later, improvements in technology led to the development of eco-friendly, soy-based inks. Soy ink is biodegradable, and it can reduce waste and pollution. Today, there are even more environmentally friendly options, such as water-based and UV printing inks.   The future of offset printing ink looks bright, thanks to ongoing innovations and technological advancements. The demand for eco-friendly, non-toxic inks will continue to increase, and this will drive the industry towards more sustainable options. With increased investment in research and development, it is expected that new ink formulations will emerge, expanding printing capabilities to more substrates. And we believe that, with the proper adjustment of technologies, offset printing ink will be applied to the smart packaging industry, which will allow traditional printing to meet modern, intelligent packaging needs.   In conclusion, the use of offset printing ink has become an indispensable part of the printing industry. With advancements in ink formulas, these inks will continue to deliver high-quality prints and provide printers with an array of options to meet their customers' needs. As the industry continues to embrace new technology, we are witnessing a steady shift towards more eco-friendly and sustainable practices, setting the stage for a brighter and greener future.
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