Sun Chemical debuted its SolarJet UV inkjet printer at Graph Expo in Chicago. The product is designed specifically to benefit the growing short-run, narrow-web labels market. Built in partnership with Imaging Technology International of Colorado, SolarJet offers an innovative solution for printers and converters that allows printers to produce shorter print runs quickly, cost effectively and without sacrificing quality. This is increasingly relevant to the pharmaceutical, health and beauty, industrial, electronics and FMCG markets, where printed products are updated frequently, and therefore, run lengths need to be shorter to reduce waste.

SolarJet’s inks dispersion system, and inks themselves, are unique strengths. It is equipped with the latest generation Xaar 760 printheads in CMYK, which achieve an apparent print quality of 900 x 900 dpi. Sun Chemical has used its unrivalled expertise in the ink industry to develop SolarDot pigmented UV inks, which have been designed specifically to optimise performance and deliver reliable, high-quality print on a range of substrates. The press can print at a speed of up to 25 meters (80 linear feet) per minute and is designed to fit seamlessly into conventional workflows. It offers print widths from 53mm to 160 mm (2.1 to 6.3 inches) to meet the application requirements of converters, and utilise their existing inventory of dies and converting equipment.

Sun Chemical Corp., (708) 562-0550