Over the past decades, Agfa has established itself as a leading provider of high-quality and sustainable inkjet inks. The company develops and manufactures its own inks at its facility in Mortsel, Belgium, which was recently expanded with an additional ink production plant to keep up with growing demands.
One of the latest developments from Agfa is the Onset 560 ink, which was developed in just six months for the Onset. This high-speed inkjet printing press with a full-width printhead system features advanced automation including robots and tackles sign, display and packaging applications at up to 1450 m²/h. The Onset 560 ink set offers excellent print quality and a wide color gamut combined with low ink consumption, resulting in proven double-digit savings compared to other inks, with typically at least a 20% ink saving. This is made possible through Agfa’s patented Thin Ink Layer technology, which uses a unique dispersion method of pigments with exceptional color strength. The Onset 560 ink not only offers impressive performance but has also obtained the prestigious GREENGUARD Gold certification, which assures its compliance with strict chemical emission limits and makes it suitable for use in sensitive indoor environments like schools and healthcare facilities.
Another notable new ink product from Agfa is the new Avinci 110 ink for the Avinci CX3200 dye-sub textile printer. This ink set obtained the OEKO-TEX ECO passport, an independent certification system for chemicals, colorants, and auxiliaries used in the textile and leather industry. The passport states that the ink is free from any harmful substance and therefore can be used to decorate fabrics that will be safe for both humans and the environment.
Whereas the introduction of the Onset 560 ink set extends Agfa’s range of UV ink family, the Avinci 110 ink set is an addition to Agfa’s water-based ink family. Both inks have been specifically tailored to a particular printing system and a particular range of printing applications, resulting in consistent and superior printing performance.