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Flint Group launches ecofriendly inks, fountain solution for sheetfed

Sep 13, 2010 12:00 AM

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Plymouth, MI-based Flint Group has launched ecofriendly inks and a new low-dosing, one-step fountain solution.

Arrowstar 8041 inks contain less than 3% volatile organic compounds (VOCs), among the lowest levels available today. The ink series earned a bio-renewable content (BRC) index of 70 from the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) and are EcoLogo-certified to “Printing Inks CCD-040.” These low-tack inks are designed to keep dot gain to a minimum and offer an ideal solution for perfecting. They are compliant to ISO as well as IDEAlliance’s GRACoL 7 standards.

K+E Novavit F 928 Prime Protect Bio inks offer very fast oxidative drying and are highly rub resistant, for printers with demanding, high-end jobs that require post-print processing. These color-intense inks perform on straight-line printing and on perfecting presses. The inks earned NAPIM’s BRC index of 70 and are compliant to ISO and GRACoL 7 standards.

Varn Supreme 8168 fountain solution is a high-performing, one-step solution that works on a variety of presses, plates and substrates. Built with ink-compatible solvents, Varn Supreme 8168 fountain solution is compatible with conventional, hybrid and UV inks; enables easier ink/water balance with RO or tap water; and offers stability without the need for high dosages, alcohol substitutes or IPA.