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  • 13 Sep 2018

Colordyne, Kao Collins partner

This collaboration leverages Kao Collins’ expertise in developing inkjet inks with Colordyne’s modular 3600 Series UV digital inkjet print engine

Inkjet printing specialist Colordyne Technologies and Kao Collins, a provider of ink formulations, have formed a strategic partnership to offer innovative UV inkjet ink options to new and existing Colordyne 3600 Series UV customers.

This collaboration leverages Kao Collins’ expertise in developing inkjet inks with Colordyne’s modular 3600 Series UV digital inkjet print engine to deliver ‘unique solutions’, tailored to customers’ specific business and application needs. This includes ink formulations that increase printhead life, improve durability, offer a wider color gamut and more.

Chris Rogers, vice president of Kao Collins, commented: ‘We take a customized and consultative approach to developing our inkjet ink solutions. Working with Colordyne allows us to combine our innovative products to provide digital print engines and inkjet ink sets designed for each customers' specific printing needs. This allows both of our companies to offer greater value to every customer we serve with this technology.’

Colordyne's 3600 Series UV engine is currently available as a retrofit option that can be mounted onto an existing flexo press, turning it into a digital-flexo hybrid machine. Colordyne’s print engine is compatible with multiple CMYK and white UV inkjet ink sets manufactured by Kao Collins and can print high-quality images at up to 600 x 600 dpi. The engine runs at speeds up to 246ft/min.

Taylor Buckthorpe, vice president of sales and marketing at Colordyne Technologies, said: ‘Together, we have created an innovative product offering to serve new markets and applications. What makes our approach unique is the open conversation we have together with the customer. This allows us to understand the customer's needs in-depth, so we can craft a solution that combines our custom digital print engine with Kao Collins’ tailored ink formulation. The end result is giving the customer’s digital business a competitive edge today and in the future.’ 

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