Ink designs are complex formulations and contain many different compounds which are individually selected by formulators to give certain performance to the final ink. From time to time, reclassification of ink ‘ingredients’ occurs which can have significant consequences on the availability of inks, either because a component is no longer suitable for use, or a more restrictive reclassification leads to a run on alternative options.

The development and manufacturing of digital large format printers is swissQprint's core business: their mechanics, control systems and software all take shape under one roof. Now, that roof also houses an ink laboratory.

Quality Print Services (QPS), a wide-format print specialist, key reseller for Roland DG and the main UK distributor of Nazdar digital inkjet ink products, has installed two new Roland Texart XT-640 printers at cycle jersey specialist EventureWorks. Both high-speed dye sublimation devices are running Nazdar's NDT600 Series bulk ink systems.

Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems, a global leader in the development of inkjet systems for wide format applications, has today unveiled Uvijet OX - its latest high performance ink set developed exclusively for use with the new Inca Digital Onset X HS UV flatbed series.

INX International Ink Co. recently completed expansion of its Research & Development complex in West Chicago, Illinois. The new construction project, which began in Fall 2017, has nearly doubled the amount of space and resulted in the hiring of more employees.

Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the appointment of Woodrow Williams III as Vice President of Global Manufacturing, effective June 10, 2019. Based in the USA, Woodrow Williams will oversee manufacturing operations and materials management for Nazdar's global manufacturing locations in Shawnee, Kansas and Stockport, UK.

Japan based wide format printer manufacturer MUTOH Industries Ltd., represented by Mutoh Europe nv for the EMEA business area, today announced that it has obtained Greenguard Gold Certification for its US-11 series flexible UV LED inks.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) today announced that it has acquired privately held BDR Boya Kimya San. Tic. A.S. Based in Bursa, Turkey, BDR is a leading manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks for industrial digital textile printing.

Roland DG Corporation, a leading supplier of digital print technologies with more than 35 years’ manufacturing expertise, is showcasing brand new and exciting solutions at FESPA Global Print Expo 2019. The award-winning new TrueVIS VG2 Series printer/cutters and VersaUV LEF2-200 UV-LED printer will be demonstrated live on the Roland DG booth (Hall A5 Booth H10). In addition, the booth will feature Roland’s most extensive portfolio of innovative technologies, reflecting the digital print pioneer’s industry-leading role as a key player across a broad range of markets, including sign, textile & décor, industrial and retail.

Sun Chemical will present its solutions for a variety of applications, on stand B4-K10 at FESPA 2019 (14-17 May 2019, at Messe Munich, Germany).

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the Océ Colorado 1640 large format digital printer has received Type II ASTM F793 certification without a topcoat or lamination for its inks when printed on the 20 oz. wallcovering base material by Roysons’ DreamScape, a vinyl and fabric wallcovering manufacturer for large format custom digital printing. Created and maintained by nonprofit trade organization The Wallcovering Association, Type II certification standards were developed to help ensure consistent quality, safety, and durability of mid to heavyweight wallcoverings in a wide variety of settings.

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