Flint Group introduces new in-mold label sheet-fed offset process ink
20 November 2017
Flint Group Sheetfed has introduced a new in-mold label sheet-fed offset process ink for printing on metalized paper and non-absorbent substrates.
The launch of Novastar D 2000 IML BIO mineral oil free, low migration sheet-fed ink, which expends Flint’s range of in-mould label products, is intended for label printing without direct food contact.
Flint Group said that the ink is the latest in a line of products introduced to create a ‘rounded portfolio’ for the offset label printing market.
The new ink, which is suitable for printing work corresponding to ISO 12647-2, is said to have high color strength, good printability with improved dot sharpness and fast oxidative drying.
Flint Group said: “Based on renewable raw materials and produced conforming to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), the new ink has exceptionally good adhesion and scratch resistance, while it is very versatile in high as well as sub-zero temperatures.”
Featuring Novastar D 2000 IML Bio spot color shades, the process series complements Flint Group’s IML products which includes the Novaset 4940/40 IML coating and the UV curing range, UltraCura Sens, for paper, board and plastic, as well as UltraCura Sens Plas for non-absorbent materials, foil and IML substrates.
Flint Group Sheetfed global product management director Jürgen Riedlinger said: “We recommend customers use our Novastar IML inks and coatings along with Varn fount AF 4000, dayGraphica 3610 blankets and any of our Varn anti set-off powders to give consistently good results in a conventional print situation.
“If they use our UV curing UltraCura products, we have Varn Ultra 4100 fount and dayGraphica 4200 UV blankets to give the same high level of reliability and quality.”