EFI sticks with ink expertise
Published: 1 October 2021 | No comments yet
Sticking at it: adhesion to corrugated plastic substrates is a key application for EFI's new ink
EFI has introduced a high adhesion ink for its range of UV-curing wide-format flatbed and hybrid display graphics printers that it says gives better results on difficult substrates such as corrugated plastics.
The EFI ProGraphics XA has been tested both internally and at US customer Payler Sign & Graphics of Fenton, Missouri, on Coroplast, acrylic, aluminium composites and found to give good adhesion even when subjected to moisture, heat and face-to-face stacking, without compromising quality.
ProGraphics XA is also claimed not to chip when cut when printed on standard acrylic, corrugated plastic or other fluted polypropylene media and to be suitable for thermoforming applications up to 180°. The ink is suitable for use with EFI’s Pro 24f, Pro 30f, Pro 16h and Pro 30h printers.
‘We are pleased to bring this exceptional high-adhesion ink to our wide-format printer owners,’ said Ken Hanulec, EFI’s vice president of worldwide marketing. ‘We continually strive to increase the value of EFI investments, and now customers will have the benefit of ProGraphics XA ink’s versatility, durability and flexibility to extend the range of substrates and surfaces they can print on.’
EFI offers a range of ink types for different wide-format applications including both flexible and rigid media.