Alongside the arrival of Inc Print’s new Mutoh ValueJet 1624, there has also been a change to the inks that our factory is now using. We are now printing with Universal Mild Solvent (UMS) inks instead of the Eco-Solvent inks we had previously been using. These new inks will help assist us to become a more green and eco-friendly printing company.
Well, first of all, the main difference with UMS inks is the blend of milder and non-aggressive solvents and mix of resins that are used in them, compared with “classic”; harsher, solvent inks. Having this combination of chemicals, together with them being non-ODP (Ozone depleting) and virtually odourless means that by using these inks, Inc Print has again managed to identify and implement a product that will reduce their impact on the environment.
Another key benefit that these inks bring is their wide colour gamut. What is colour gamut you may ask? Well, colour gamut refers to the range of colours that can be reproduced by any device and with these new unrivalled inks covering 83% of the Pantone C® colour chart, it means that we can now print your artwork at the highest quality, digitally possible.
In addition to all the points previously stated, UMS ink also boasts an outdoor UV resistance of up to 3 years and an improved resistance to alcohol-based cleaners. Which means that these new inks are perfect for any of your outdoor printing needs.