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  • Paper packaging for offset printing ink: A double breakthrough of innovation and environmental protection Paper packaging for offset printing ink: A double breakthrough of innovation and environmental protection
    Apr 19, 2024
      Offset printing ink, as the core material of the printing industry, its packaging form has always been the focus of ink manufacturers. From early plastic packaging to sturdy iron cans to lightweight paper bags, every type of packaging carries the ingenuity and wisdom of ink manufacturers. Now, the emergence of paper packaging has brought new changes to the ink industry.   With its unique advantages, paper can packaging is gradually becoming the mainstream choice for ink packaging. First of all, paper can packaging has good environmental protection. Compared with plastic and iron cans, paper cans are easier to degrade and recycle, greatly reducing environmental pollution. Secondly, paper can packaging has good moisture-proof and leak-proof properties, which can effectively protect the quality and stability of ink. In addition, paper can packaging also has a beautiful and elegant appearance, which can enhance the overall image of the product.   Daihei Ink, as a leader in the industry, has been committed to promoting the innovation of ink packaging. After unremitting efforts and research and development, Daihei Ink has successfully developed paper can packaging suitable for long-distance transportation. This kind of paper can packaging not only has excellent protective properties, but also maintains the stability and quality of the ink during transportation. This innovation not only enhances the market competitiveness of Daxing Ink, but also highlights the company's efforts for the sustainable development of mankind.   In general, the emergence of paper can packaging has brought new development opportunities to the offset ink industry. Daxing Ink has seized this opportunity and contributed to the sustainable development of human society through continuous innovation and research and development. We believe that in the days to come, Daihei Ink will continue to lead the innovation trend in the ink industry and contribute more wisdom and strength to the development of the printing industry.
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  • Drupa 2024 Preview
    Apr 17, 2024
    Drupa is traditionally the largest printing show in the world. Every four years, the printing and ink industry will head to Messe Dusseldorf; this year’s show, the first since 2016 (drupa 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic), will be held May 28-June 7. drupa 2016 was attended by 260,165 visitors.   Here is a list of some of the ink manufacturers who will be exhibiting at drupa 2024:•  Afford Inks S.L. – Hall 9 / D43•  Apex-Desco Machine Company Corp. – Hall 15 / D50•  Astra Chemtech Pvt. Ltd. – Hall 3 / B22•  Azuro Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş – Hall 3 / D37•  Brigal S.A. – Hall 3 / E74•  Budin Akarca Murekkep ve Boya San. Tic. A.S. – Hall 15 C60•  COIM Deutschland GmbH – Hall 14 / C32•  Colorgraf SpA – Hall 4 / D15•  Daihei Ink (H.K.) Co., Ltd. – Hall 3 / G60•  Epson Europe B.V. – Hall 5 / D20•  Follmann GmbH & Co. KG – Hall 3 / E37•  Foshan Kingink Printing Ink Industrial Co, Ltd. – Hall 4 / E03•  FRIMPEKS KIMYA VE ETIKET SAN.TIC. A.S. – Hall 14 / B31•  FUJIFILM Europe GmbH – Hall 8b / A02 – A02-6•  Guangdong Tloong Ink Co., Ltd. – Hall 3 / H54-2•  Guangzhou Legend Technology Co., Ltd – Hall 3 / H96-2•  HP Deutschland GmbH – Hall 17 / A01 – A01-6•  Imperial Ink Pte Ltd – Hall 3 / C70•  Inabata Europe GmbH – Hall 3 / B03•  INX International Ink Co. – Hall 3 / E83•  KMI (Kwang Myung Ink) Co., Ltd. – Hall 3 / B53•  Kodak Limited – Hall 5 / D20•  Marabu GmbH & Co. KG – Hall 3 / B81-1•  REA Elektronik GmbH – Hall 3 / D60•  Ricoh Deutschland GmbH – Hall 8a / A21-1•  Shenzhen Bright Ink & Coating Co., Ltd. – Hall 3 / C61•  SPLASHJET Inkjet Ink Private Limited – Hall 3 / E85•  STS Inks Ltd. – Hall 5 / E20•  TOYO INK Europe Specialty Chemicals S.A. – Hall 8a / C01•  Tritron GmbH – Hall 3 / E54•  VFP Ink Technologies SAS – Hall 3 / B81-3•  WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH – Hall 1 / A24•  Xeikon Manufacturing NV – Hall 11 / A01 – A02 n
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  • Algae Ink: Revolutionizing Printing Sustainable Color
    Apr 10, 2024
    Introduction: In recent, the printing industry been seeking innovative and-friendly alternatives to traditional ink production. One such solution that has significant attention is algae. Derived from the pigments extracted from, this sustainable printing option has the potential to revolutionize the way we print while reducing our carbon footprint. In fact, leading ink manufacturers are now adopting algae-based colorants as a more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional mineral or petroleum-based pigments.   Sustainable Color: Algae ink is a breakthrough in the world of printing. Instead of relying on harmful chemicals and non-renewable resources, ink manufacturers are turning to nature's own pigments found in algae. These colorants offer a wide range of vibrant hues that can match, and even surpass, the quality of traditional inks. From deep blues to rich greens and striking reds, the natural pigments extracted from algae provide an eco-friendly solution for the printing industry.   Low Carbon Footprint: By utilizing algae-based colorants, ink manufacturers decrease their dependence on fossil fuels, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Algae cultivation requires less land and water compared to traditional agriculture, making it a sustainable and more efficient solution. Furthermore, algae are known for their ability to absorb carbon dioxide during the growth process, contributing to environmental balance.   Debut at Drupa 2024: The upcoming Drupa exhibition in Germany promises to showcase the latest advancements in the printing industry, with algae ink taking center stage. Numerous ink manufacturers will be presenting their eco-friendly printing solutions, highlighting the benefits of algae ink. This event will serve as a platform for industry professionals to witness and embrace the potential of this sustainable innovation.   Conclusion: Algae ink represents a significant leap forward in the pursuit of sustainable printing practices. By utilizing pigments derived from algae, ink manufacturers are reducing their ecological impact while maintaining high-quality printing standards. As the industry moves towards a greener future, expect to see algae-based inks gaining prominence and contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious printing landscape.
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  • Pure Vegetable Oil Voc Free Sheet Fed Offset Ink Pure Vegetable Oil Voc Free Sheet Fed Offset Ink
    Apr 03, 2024
    In the pursuit of eco-friendly solutions, Daihei Ink has invested significant effort into the development of pure vegetable oil-based inks. Our company's commitment to sustainability and customer satisfaction is evident in its relentless testing and fine-tuning of formulations with numerous end-users.   After rigorous research and development, Daihei Ink proudly unveils the DAIICHI AF NON VOC series. These inks are carefully formulated to meet the diverse needs of the majority of clients in the market. By utilizing pure vegetable oil as its base, the ink minimizes volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions, reducing the environmental impact associated with traditional inks.   DAIICHI AF NON VOC series not only improve environmental but also delivers exceptional performance. These inks exhibit excellent color vibrancy, fast drying times, and outstanding adhesion on various substrates. They are suitable for a wide range of printing applications, from packaging materials to promotional materials.   By choosing the DAIICHI AF NON VOC series, customers can achieve their printing objectives while also contributing to a cleaner and greener environment. Daihei ink relentless dedication to innovation and sustainability has resulted in a breakthrough product that benefits both businesses and the planet.   As the printing industry continues to embrace eco-friendly practices, Daihei ink remains at the forefront, providing cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving market demands. With the DAIICHI AF NON VOC series, the company reaffirms its commitment to creating a sustainable future while delivering superior quality inks to its valued customers.
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  • China printing and equipment import and export data from January to December 2023 China printing and equipment import and export data from January to December 2023
    Mar 23, 2024
    Released by the National Bureau of Statistics In 2023, the national economy will recover and improve, with solid progress in high-quality development. We comprehensively deepened reform and opening up, intensified macro-control, and worked hard to expand domestic demand, optimize the structure, boost confidence, and guard against risks. China's economy has rebounded, supply and demand have steadily improved, and transformation and upgrading have made positive progress. Employment and prices have remained stable, people's livelihood has been effectively protected, and high-quality development has made solid progress. From the perspective of economic growth, China's GDP will exceed 126 trillion yuan in 2023, with a growth rate of 2.2 percentage points higher than that in 2022. According to the quarter, the former low, medium high and stable trend was further consolidated, showing a good trend. Calculated at comparable prices, the economic added value in 2023 will exceed 6 trillion yuan, equivalent to the annual economic output of a medium-sized country. The per capita GDP will increase steadily, reaching 89,000 yuan in 2023, up 5.4% year on year. In terms of prices, the overall growth remained moderate, with CPI up 0.2% for the year and core CPI up 0.7%. General situation of customs statistics From January to December 2023, the value of general trade exports was $2.2 trillion, down 2.9% year-on-year, and the value of imports was $1.7 trillion, down 4% year-on-year. From the perspective of the international balance of payments, the export of goods increased by 0.6% for the year, and the foreign exchange reserves at the end of the year exceeded 3.2 trillion US dollars.   China printing and equipment import and export data   1.Printing equipment The import and export data of printing equipment from January to December 2023 are shown in Table 1.   2. Printing material The import and export data of printing material (including ink)  from January to December 2023 are shown in Table 2.   3. Printed matters The import and export data of printed matter from January to December 2023 are shown in Table 3.   Conclusion 1. From January to December 2023, import and export of printing equipment (1) Imported web offset press 3.18 million US dollars, an increase of 114%, the growth rate is larger; Exports of web offset presses fell by 28% in the same period. Exports of sheeted offset presses (excluding monochrome offset presses) amounted to US $160 million, an increase of 38%. Sheet-fed offset presses (excluding monochrome offset presses) continued to import a large amount of US $620 million. Among them, the import from Germany was 460 million US dollars, accounting for about 3/4 of the total import amount; $150 million in imports from Japan. (2) The amount of imports of gravure printing presses fell by 55%, with a large decline. 2. From January to December 2023, import and export of printing equipment (1) The export amount of PS version decreased by 25% year-on-year. (2) Imported flexo mainly from developed countries. The largest source countries for imports are Germany and Japan, with a combined import volume of 456,000 m2, accounting for 73% of the total import volume. (3) The average export price of black ink is $4,700 /t, and the average import price is $32,000 /t. The average export price of other printing inks is $4,700 /t, and the average import price is $33,000 /t. Import prices are about seven times higher than export prices.   From January to December 2023, from the import and export statistics of printed matter, the United States is one of the main markets for printed matter exports.
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  • Introducing UV Pantone High Concentration Ink Introducing UV Pantone High Concentration Ink
    Dec 19, 2023
    Introducing UV Pantone High Concentration Ink – the epitome of innovation and performance in the world of printing. Crafted meticulously with a blend of UV curable acrylic resin, photoinitiator, active diluent, pigments, and additives, this exceptional product stands out as a true game-changer.   What sets this remarkable ink apart from the rest is its commitment to environmental sustainability. By forgoing the use of solvents and volatile raw materials, it embraces an eco-friendly approach. Not only does it reduce harmful emissions, but it also contributes to energy conservation, making it a responsible choice for businesses seeking a greener future.   Imagine a world where your printed materials leave a lasting impact. With UV Pantone High Concentration Ink, your vision becomes a vibrant reality. Experience the marvel of stable printing, seamlessly balanced by cutting-edge technology. Every stroke yields impeccable results that captivate the eye.   Brace yourself for the astonishing speed of UV curing. Gone are the days of endless waiting for prints to dry. Harnessing the power of UV light, this ink celebrates a swift and efficient curing process. Embrace productivity like never before as your projects come to life, leaving you with ample time to embark on new creative endeavors.   Be prepared to be bewitched by a mesmerizing palette of ink colors. With an unrivaled level of saturation, your designs will evoke emotions and ignite inspiration. Whether it's vivid reds, serene blues, or captivating yellows, every shade emerges with a brilliance that is sure to leave an indelible impression.   But it doesn't stop there. The versatility and adaptability of UV Pantone High Concentration Ink are truly extraordinary. It adheres impeccably to a variety of coated and uncoated paper stocks, ensuring consistent excellence across your printing initiatives. Step into a world of endless possibilities as you explore the limitless potential of this exceptional ink.   And let us not forget the test of time. Embracing impeccable aging resistance, this ink defies the wear and tear that comes with the passage of time. Your impeccably printed materials will withstand the elements and maintain their allure, leaving a lasting impression far into the future.   UV Pantone High Concentration Ink – where artistry and innovation merge. Discover a world of endless creativity and unrivaled performance. Elevate your printing experience and unleash the true potential of your creations. Step into a future where excellence in printing knows no bounds.
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  • The Mid-Autumn Festival The Mid-Autumn Festival
    Sep 27, 2023
    Every year on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, in China, it is a day for family reunions and a traditional cultural festival popular among all ethnic groups in the country. Because this day is just the third half of autumn, so named "Mid-Autumn Festival". It is said that the moon on this night is the largest, roundest and brightest, so since ancient times, people have the Mid-Autumn Festival night, and the family together to feast the custom of appreciating the moon, the daughter-in-law of the mother's home must return to the husband's home on this day, meaning complete and auspicious. Mid-Autumn Festival originated in ancient times, popular in the Han Dynasty, shaped in the early Tang Dynasty, popular after the Song Dynasty, and the Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and known as China's four traditional festivals. The Mid-Autumn Festival originated from the worship of the sky, and evolved from the ancient autumn festival to the moon. Since ancient times, the Chinese people have the custom of offering sacrifices to the moon, enjoying the full moon, eating mooncakes, watching lanterns, appreciating osmanthus flowers and drinking osmanthus wine on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival. After several changes in the thousands of years of inheritance, the spirit of "family reunion" has become the main cultural connotation of today's Mid-Autumn Festival. On May 20, 2006, the Mid-Autumn Festival was included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list by The State Council. On January 1, 2008, the Mid-Autumn Festival was listed as a national holiday by The State Council. This "day and night" system continued until the Qing Dynasty. It can be said that "the gift of the evening moon" opened the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is one of the important factors in the formation of a traditional cultural festival. The main activities of the Mid-Autumn Festival revolve around the "moon". In the Mid-Autumn Festival, people play and admire the moon, and a lot of customs related to the moon have been derived, and continue to this day. Since Tang and Song dynasties, it has become a habit to eat moon cakes on Mid-Autumn Day. The moon cake is shaped like a circle, which symbolizes the circle and is widely welcomed by the people. In the Mid-Autumn Festival, people not only provide moon cakes, eat moon cakes, but also give moon cakes to each other as gifts, which is the good wish of the people for reunion and harmony. Moon cakes are also called "reunion cakes". On this reunion day, the people return home as scheduled on this day, relatives and friends gather, sit together, eat a "reunion dinner", drink a "reunion wine". This also reflects the belief in the definition of happiness and beauty and the survival of generations in the traditional Chinese agricultural society, which emphasizes family and ethics. In modern society, there are many kinds of moon cakes, various flavors and fillings, everything, and the packaging of moon cake boxes is also dazzling, exquisite and novel. Every one or two months before the Mid-Autumn Festival, the printing factory is almost all kinds of exquisite mooncake box printing business. In the major shopping malls, filled with exquisite mooncake gift boxes, people will choose their favorite moon cakes, give relatives and friends, bring each other a good meaning and blessing. These mooncake boxes not only carry creativity and beauty, but also inherit people's respect and continuation of traditional culture. Mooncake box packaging printing will use a variety of printing processes, here we also summarize some printing processes and their characteristics. UV process The characteristics of the UV process : on the surface of ordinary offset paper, or BOPP matte film, the screen printing process is used to coat the pattern on the mooncake box, so that the coating area forms a strong contrast with the matte or bright surface. The choice of printing ink also very important. Bulking process The main method is to use pressure to transfer the pattern to the surface of the mooncake box paper. Through the embossing process to produce relief effect, so that the moon cake box packaging more beautiful theme more vivid, more rich touch. Coating technology Mooncake box after the film surface more stain resistance, water resistance, wear resistance, smooth, bright, the surface color will become more bright and beautiful, not easy to wear, mooncake box wear resistance, folding resistance, tensile and moisture resistance are better, enhance and beautify the mooncake box surface appearance effect. Die cutting and indentation process Die-cutting indentation process is a commonly used process in the mooncake box packaging prints, this process can be according to the design requirements of the mooncake box product design pattern with a die-cutting knife die cut into the required shape or mark forming process, so that the mooncake box packaging can express the meaning of Mid-Autumn Festival reunion to people. Hot stamping process Mooncake box paper stamping has the characteristics of clear pattern, beautiful, bright colors, etc., in the mooncake box packaging stamping, can play a role in highlighting the mooncake box design theme of beautification products. As a professional ink manufacturer, Daihei Ink is happy to add more colors to the world, show professionalism, and make the world more wonderful!   Here Daihei ink also in advance wish all the new and old friends at home and abroad happy holidays, happy reunion, business is booming!  
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  • Why need spot color printing? Why need spot color printing?
    Sep 15, 2023
    Four-color printing Four-color printing is to use CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) four primary colors to overprint the color that customers need. In popular terms, it is the use of the different superposition of these four colors to get the required color, as long as the color has a gradual change is a four-color overprint. Four-color printing is superimposed with dots, and if you use a magnifying glass you can see dots of different colors. Spot color printing Spot color printing refers to the printing process of using other spot color inks other than yellow, magenta, cyan and black ink to reproduce the color of the original manuscript. In packaging printing, spot color printing process is often used to print a large area of background color. Spot color printing is a single color, no gradient, the pattern is ground, and the dot is not visible with a magnifying glass. Spot color ink Refers to a pre-mixed specific color ink, such as fluorescent pink, reflex blue, metal gold and silver ink, etc., it is not overprinted by CMYK four-color, color means accurate color. Spot color ink has three characteristics: 1. Accuracy Each set of colors has its own fixed hue, so it can ensure the accuracy of the color in printing, thus solving the problem of color transmission accuracy to a large extent. 2. Facticity Spot colors generally define a color by a solid color, no matter how light that color is. Of course, it is also possible to Tint the spot color to render any shade of the spot color. 3. Wide color gamut The color gamut in the color library is so wide that it exceeds the RGB representation gamut, not to mention the CMYK color space, so there is a large part of the color that cannot be rendered with CMYK four-color printing ink.
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  • MOAH and MOSH: Understanding Potential Contaminants in Food MOAH and MOSH: Understanding Potential Contaminants in Food
    Sep 07, 2023
    Introduction: In recent years, the presence of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOHs) in food has gained attention due to concerns about their potential health risks. MOHs consist of two main categories: mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH). These contaminants can enter the food supply chain through various sources, including packaging materials and processing equipment. Understanding MOAH and MOSH is essential for ensuring the safety of our food. In this blog post, we will explore what MOAH and MOSH are, their sources, and the measures taken to minimize their presence in food.     What are MOAH and MOSH? MOSH and MOAH are types of mineral oil hydrocarbons commonly found in food products. MOSH, or mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons, are composed of saturated hydrocarbons, which are considered less harmful than their aromatic counterparts. MOAH, or mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons, consists of aromatic hydrocarbons, some of which are classified as potential carcinogens and are of greater concern from a health perspective. Both MOSH and MOAH can be derived from various mineral oil sources, including crude oil and its derivatives.   Sources of MOAH and MOSH Contamination:   Packaging Materials: One of the primary sources of MOAH and MOSH contamination in food is through packaging materials. Recycled paper and cardboard, in particular, may contain residues from printing inks or recycled board production, which can transfer MOAH and MOSH to food. Lubricants and Greases: Lubricants and greases used in machinery and equipment during food processing can contain MOHs. If these substances are not adequately controlled or if contamination occurs, MOAH and MOSH can find their way into the final food products.   Environmental Contamination: Another potential source of MOAH and MOSH contamination is environmental exposure. These substances can be present in the air, soil, and water due to industrial activities, vehicle emissions, or oil spills. Contaminated agricultural produce may introduce MOAH and MOSH into the food chain.   Health Risks and Regulations: The health risks associated with MOAH and MOSH depend on the levels of exposure and the specific compounds involved. Long-term exposure to high levels of MOAH may pose a potential risk of developing cancer, while MOSH can accumulate in human tissues, such as liver and lymph nodes, although it is considered less harmful.   To ensure food safety, regulatory authorities have established guidelines and regulations to monitor and control MOAH and MOSH levels in food. These regulations often specify maximum limits for MOAH and MOSH or require preventive measures to minimize contamination throughout the food production process.   Minimizing MOAH and MOSH in Food: Food industry stakeholders have implemented various measures to minimize MOAH and MOSH contamination and ensure the safety of food products:   Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP): Adhering to GMP guidelines helps prevent cross-contamination during food production, including effective cleaning and maintenance practices, proper handling of lubricants and greases, and the use of suitable materials in packaging.   Migration Testing: Packaging materials are subject to migration testing to identify potential sources of MOAH and MOSH contaminants. By using suitable barrier materials and coatings, migration can be effectively minimized.     Quality Assurance and Supplier Control: Implementing rigorous quality assurance programs and maintaining strong supplier control can help minimize the risk of MOAH and MOSH contamination. Regular audits and testing of raw materials and finished products ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.   Material Selection: Choosing packaging materials and processing equipment that have been specifically designed to prevent MOAH and MOSH migration is crucial. The use of virgin fibers and appropriate additives in paper and board production can reduce contamination risks.   Conclusion: Mineral oil hydrocarbons, including MOSH and MOAH, are potential contaminants that can enter the food supply chain through packaging materials and processing equipment. While MOSH is generally considered less harmful, MOAH compounds have raised concerns due to their potential carcinogenic properties. To ensure food safety, strict regulations, good manufacturing practices, migration testing, quality assurance, and careful material selection are essential in minimizing MOAH and MOSH levels in food products. By taking proactive measures, industry stakeholders can continue to provide consumers with safe and high-quality food while addressing the issue of mineral oil hydrocarbon contamination.
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  • 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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  • Ink history Ink history
    Aug 18, 2023
    China has been producing ink for a long time. The predecessor of ink is loose ink. China uses pine smoke, gum (mainly kraft glue, which plays the role of binding soot) and water to make black ink. It was first used for writing and later used in the woodblock printing industry. Ink developed rapidly in the early days in China. After the Middle Ages, it has been complacent, satisfied with traditional secret recipes, and not very creative. At that time, woodblock printing in Europe was also mainly water-based, but the application was not good, so it was changed to oil. Later evolved into modern printing inks. The development of printing technology stimulates the development of the ink industry, and inks with multiple functions and high quality have appeared to meet various printing requirements.   It is internationally recognized that China is the first country to use ink in ancient civilizations. As early as the Han Dynasty (BC200), China began to use ink.This ink can be used to write and convey information on bamboo and silk. Some of its functions can be compared with contemporary ink phase analogy.   The development of the ink and the development of the printing plate go hand in hand, because the two do not match, the imprint will not be clear, the ink film will fall off, and the printing quality will be affected. For example, the printing plate was in the period of engraving woodblocks, and the ink was made by uniformly mixing and drying the charcoal and gum after burning the wood, which was water-soluble. When printing, ink is applied to the plate, and then the paper is placed on it, and then gently wiped with a cloth or brush, and the graphics on the engraving block can be transferred to the paper through the ink. During the development of the metal plate, because the water-based ink could not be evenly applied to the plate, oil-based ink was invented, which was made by evenly dispersing the pigment in the oil. The original ink pigments are natural inorganic minerals, and the binder is vegetable or animal fat. This kind of ink has slow drying speed, poor gloss of printed products, and poor adhesion to substrates. With the development of the chemical industry, it has brought vitality to the ink industry. New synthetic resins and high-grade organic pigments are widely used in the ink manufacturing, which makes the ink varieties more abundant and the performance better.The development of ink has entered a new stage, and finally the traditional lithography, letterpress, gravure, and screen printing have a complete and mature ink system.   With the advancement of human civilization and the development of the printing industry, substrate materials are constantly being developed and expanded, and printing methods are constantly being introduced. The production process of ink is more sophisticated, and the types and varieties of ink products continue to increase. For example, the promotion of waterless offset printing technology has increased the demand for waterless offset printing inks, and the rise of flexible digital printing has also brought digital printing inks to the stage of history. There is also a strong call for green environmental protection, which has set off the re-selection of ink raw materials and the reform of manufacturing processes, such as water-based inks, soybean-based offset printing inks, UV inks, and FB inks. Ink, the largest source of pollution in the printing industry, is working hard to reduce the volatilization of its organic compounds and the application of harmful metals. We have reason to believe that the future development of the ink industry will move towards the general direction of caring for life, embracing nature, and a harmonious society.
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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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