Sun Chemical’s new ink for large format textile printers


Sun Chemical has launched ElvaJet Onyx SB, a new high performance sublimation ink for large format textile printers. “ElvaJet Onyx SB offers a step change for large format sublimation printers looking for precision printing and color with maximum printer uptime for high productivity printing,” the company said.

sun chem log o“With the growing range of large format printers available on the market, it can be difficult to identify the most appropriate ink solution,” said Pete Saunders, global director of digital business at Sun Chemical. “Sun Chemical has invested considerable effort in R&D to review customer feedback and define a development program to meet the needs of the textile printing market.”

ElvaJet Onyx SB is designed to meet market needs for extended runs between cleaning cycles, while the simple ink conversion process allows for immediate printing and easy start-up before or between print jobs, according to Sun Chemical.

“The advanced formula leads to improved print performance ensuring maximum system uptime with minimal intervention required,” he says. “The ink line maintains Sun Chemical’s trusted performance on a full line of transfer papers with superior edge definition and color transfer, while delivering the deepest shade of black. ElvaJet Onyx SB is available in 1kg bottles and 2kg sachets to give printers maximum flexibility in conversion options.

“With this product, Sun Chemical reaffirms its commitment to innovation in the digital textile market, combining the expertise and knowledge of the R&D teams at Sun Chemical’s textile development center in Morges, Switzerland, and the laboratories of development of digital inks at Midsomer Norton, UK. . The result is advanced ink, tuned to meet customer demand for high color depth and image sharpness, without compromising on system performance and productivity.

ElvaJet Onyx is Eco-Passport certified by OEKOTEX without any restrictions, which means that any fabric printed with Onyx SB does not need to be re-tested to be OekoTex Class 100 compliant.

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphics solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials and products for the automotive and healthcare – with combined annual sales of $8.5 billion and more than 22,000 employees worldwide.


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