Komori and Siegwerk have jointly launched their newly developed high sensitivity K-Supply UV inks for consistent color print quality, versatility, hardness and eco-friendly performance.

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Image: Newly developed K-Supply UV Inks. Photo: Courtesy of Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA.

Komori and Siegwerk have been partners since 2016, after Siegwerk has been selected by Komori as its European partner to manufacture high sensitivity “K-Supply UV inks” exclusively designed for Komori’s H-UV/ LED system.

Currently, both companies are marketing the new UV inks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and have already developed a good market position in the region with a growing customer base, said Siegwerk.

The newly-developed inks are designed and tested at Siegwerk’s Center of Excellence, which is the company’s Center of Excellence for UV inks and varnishes, located in Aarberg, Switzerland.

Siegwerk EMEA regional sales manager Bruno Delanoë said: “We cooperatively developed a brand new, revolutionary high sensitivity UV ink exclusively for Komori’s energy saving H-UV/ LED curing system offering best-in-class print results.

“These novel ‘K-Supply UV inks’ provide consistent colour print quality, high-level versatility and hardness as well as an eco-friendly performance. They are characterized by top-level definition and press stability and match all Lithrone H-UV press requirements.”

Komori claims that it is one of the leading experts in low energy curing, with an innovative UV curing system that uses one H-UV lamp and runs with high-sensitivity H-UV/ LED inks from selected suppliers.

Unlike conventional UV curing, the amount of CO2 emissions from Komori’s H-UV/ LED system is approximately four times less and its drying system does not produce ozone, ensuring low heat and better print quality and reliability.

Komori Europe marketing manager Peter Minis said: “At Komori, we design our printing presses to deliver the optimum print result with unrivalled quality, reliable performance, and superior color intensity.

“Teaming up with Siegwerk proved to be essential in Komori’s endeavor to strengthen and broaden the K-Supply brand and product range. This partnership enables us to fully exploit all possibilities of our H-UV/ LED technology, and make them available, directly to our customers.”