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Sun Chemical’s new ink for wide format textile printers

Sun Chemical has launched ElvaJet Onyx SB, a new high-performance sublimation ink for wide-format textile printers. “ElvaJet Onyx SB provides a step-change for wide format sublimation printers looking for precision printing and colour with the maximum printer up-time for high productivity printing,” the company said.

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sun chem log o“With the increasing range of wide-format printers available on the market, identifying the most suitable ink solution can be challenging,” says Pete Saunders, global director, digital businesses at Sun Chemical. “Sun Chemical has invested extensive R&D into reviewing customer feedback and defining a program of developments to meet the needs of the textile printing market.”

ElvaJet Onyx SB is designed to meet the market need for extended print runs between cleaning cycles, while the ink’s simple conversion process allows for immediate printing and easy start-up before or between print jobs, according to Sun Chemical. 

“The advanced formula leads to enhanced print performance ensuring maximum system up-time with little intervention needed,” it says. “The ink range maintains Sun Chemical’s trusted performance on a full range of transfer papers with superior edge definition and colour transfer, while offering the deepest shade of black. ElvaJet Onyx SB is available in 1kg bottles and 2kg pouches to give printers maximum flexibility in conversion options.

“With this product, Sun Chemical again affirms its commitment to innovation in the digital textile market, combining the expertise and knowledge of the R&D teams both in Sun Chemical’s Textile Development Centre in Morges, Switzerland and the digital inks development laboratories in Midsomer Norton, UK.  The result is an advanced ink, tuned to meet customer demand for high colour intensity and image sharpness, without any compromise on system performance and productivity.”

ElvaJet Onyx is certified for Eco-Passport by OEKOTEX with no restrictions, meaning any fabric printed with Onyx SB does not need to be re-tested for compliance to the OekoTex Class 100 standard.

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, colour and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries - with combined annual sales of $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide.