hubergroup launches NewV set UEL 5000 ink

The new ink comes with good reactivity and color/water stability.

hubergroup has launched NewV set UEL 5000 ink for applications on various coated and uncoated substrates.

NewV set UEL 5000 is suitable for LED-UV and iron-doped UV offset printing, distinguished by low build-up on impression cylinders after the turn, high reactivity and fast curing, as well as establishment of a stable color-water balance.

As per hubergroup, the ink can be used for all types of printing presses with or without color mixers and is ideal for IPA-free printing. The NewV set UEL 5000 features low dot gain, good transfer, and high mechanical film resistance. The colors are compliant with ISO 2846-1 and ISO 12647-2. NewV set UEL 5000 is suitable for laser printing, hot foil stamping, and cold foil lamination (pre-trial required) and optimized for NBR and EPDM rollers.

The company aims to deliver results of the highest quality with the NewV set UEL 5000. The relaunch of the color series NewV set UEL 4000 and UEK 5000 is hubergroup's latest innovation and is now being introduced across all markets. These have been tested in Europe and North America.

‘At hubergroup, our goal is to constantly impress our customers with new innovations. That's why we continuously evolve our products. However, with NewV set UEL 5000, we deliver more than just a mere advancement. The new color series delivers results of the highest quality. It stands out for its reactivity, color and water stability, and performance at the highest level,’ said Patrick Hübel, director of global product and color management, hubergroup.

The NewV set UEL 5000 benefits from the insights gained from the color series NewV set UEL 4000 and UEK 5000 and has undergone extensive testing before its market introduction. Initial successful printing trials were followed by fine-tuning and long-term testing. Results were achieved on various machines, often in conjunction with the dampening agent additive Substifix AF 8319-19 from hubergroup.

The ink addressed the challenges encountered by its predecessors. Regardless of the type of printing press and after long-term tests over several weeks in Europe and North America, NewV set UEL 5000 demonstrated positive results. Hubergroup claims that numerous customers in the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, and Germany have already been convinced of the advantages of the optimized color series and have switched to it.

NewV set is hubergroup's UV ink system for offset printing and can be used for various types of commercial printing on absorbent substrates. NewV set demonstrates its special strengths in high-speed UV sheet-fed offset printing machines. It is available for various curing technologies. Its special features include high color intensity, fast, immediate curing, high dampening tolerance, and rapid attainment of color/water stability. It can be used in UV sheet-fed offset printing. Suitable substrates include coated and uncoated papers and boards, as well as thermal papers (after preliminary testing).