Agfa Develops New Ink


Agfa has announced new ink for its Onset inkjet printer. This ink boast high quality and performance while minimising ink usage.

Agfa 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 packaging, sign and display applications at up to 1450sqm/h.

The Onset 560 ink set offers excellent print quality and a wide colour 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 colour 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.

‘We demonstrate our expertise in developing and producing inkjet ink through our ability to consistently deliver high-quality prints. This is made possible by our inks’ exceptional ink shelf life, consistent batch-to-batch performance, reliable jetting and vibrant colour strength,’ said Marc Graindourze, Agfa’s Business Manager Industrial Inks.

‘All of that is in turn achieved through application-oriented R&D as well as rigorous testing and quality control measures that are implemented throughout the ink manufacturing process. Our relentless commitment to research and development, combined with our unwavering dedication to deliver exceptional image quality, consistency, and sustainability has earned us the trust of printers and end-users around the world.’

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