With the new HexaCode – a full range of water-based inks – printers will experience a reduction in process stops, less time with on-press maintenance and increased uptime. Print quality delivers high print definition, while the high colour strength of the HexaCode range provides the ability to print a wider range of colours supporting diverse packaging artwork and increasing ink mileage on press.
The inks have been developed for best in class performance on corrugated board, paper bags and sacks, paper shopping bags and gift wraps. The HexaCode ink range has been designed to reduce converters’ overall total cost to print exhibiting critical key features such as:
• Optimised resolubility.
• Excellent pH and viscosity stability.
• Superior print quality.
• High colour strength.
• Easy to use.
Paul Winstanley, technology director paper & board EMEA commented, ‘In 2018, Flint Group set out on a journey to develop a best in class water-based product range for our global paper & board markets. Combining expert knowledge from around the world, we’ve created a new product platform that’s built on the latest industry leading technology.
‘As a result, we are thrilled to present HexaCode – a remarkable ink range that exhibits improvements in print quality while reducing the total cost to print. In addition to this, our HexaCode series leads worldwide safety standards and guarantees compliance with global and regional food packaging guidelines.’
Kari Raassina, product director paper & board EMEA commented, ‘HexaCode offers improvements in key areas identified by our customers. Notable improvements have been documented in wash up, coverage, mileage, mechanical resistance and tonal printing. Under extensive alpha and beta testing, HexaCode exceeded expectations in key performance areas for corrugated post- and pre-print.
‘We strongly believe using the ‘right’ ink can positively affect the total cost to print. Our results show pain points were addressed, with notable benefits being: reduced process stops, improved set times and press stability, improved coverage and mileage, and reduced board crush for post-print. With HexaCode, converters can truly optimise their production efficiencies without compromising the quality of print, safety, or ease of use.’
Kim Melander, VP & GM EMEA and global strategy for paper & board commented, ‘With HexaCode, we exhibit our commitment to continually push the boundaries of what is possible in water-based printing. Our customers spoke, we listened, and responded with a product built for the current and future requirements of world class printers.
‘Our goal is to provide printers with inks that provide efficiency gains and enable them to meet and exceed their print and productivity aspirations. With increased on-press performance, our customers can place more focus on the converting process; with a product that addresses both global and regional regulatory compliance, our customers can rest assured their print is compliant and safe.’
FLINT GROUP www.flintgrp.com