whats a good ink

Discussion in 'Ink' started by shermanator, Dec 12, 2008.

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  1. shermanator

    shermanator New Member

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    HI guys
    what inks are you guys useing? how echo are they an are they soy or
    mineral or both:rolleyes:
     
  2. Dreadnought

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    K+E inks recommended

    We're a new york based printer. We are using the german ink company K+E since over 10 years. They have linseed oil based process inks. Their inks are being sold by a company called PERTECH here in the US. We've tried other brands every once in a while but always switched back to K+E for the good service and superb quality. The germans use linseed oil bases for their inks. Little less smelly than soy at the same if not better quality. What type of Jobs do you run. How is business down there these days?
     
  3. dpearson

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    In Chicagoland, Toyo seems to be the standard for process colors, while Flint Bio-Supreme is used for offset stocks. Primarily for PMS colors, both shops I have ever worked at used Hendschy. What Press are you running? Komori's seem to favor Toyo, Heide's (in my experience) print cleaner with Flint, the web guys at my place swear by Central Ink. It all factors in. We use all soy inks.
     
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  4. birdz

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    Superior Ink

    soy inks have lower quantities of VOCs which are bad for the environment.
     
  5. lildaddy50

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    I am using Gans ink ,bengel series. I use the regular Bengel in the winter,and high tac bengel in the summer. (stiffer) in hot temperatures

    Rod
     
  6. Roshy

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    very usfull sun chemical ink........
     
  7. eagleI

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    We are using DirectINK it is soy base and the mileage is wonderful! Dries well on all type of stock.
     
  8. kapilv

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    i think it depends a lot on the surface on which you want to apply the ink anyway i am using Kaleidacolor dye inks as it dry up very quickly and according to my needs.
     
  9. FSA

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    Sun Chemicals are an ink that has different properties from series to series, the Ryboi 3302H to the 8colourSM102P (unit 1 uses a special black because of picking on the back side) but what makes all ink work good is the operator that knows how to run with as little water as possible.
     
  10. Hitrun

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    Process ink I like is k&E. Depends on your machine but this ink runs nice in many. Toyo and other high pigment inks can be hard for inexperienced pressmen with poor roller maintainance or just older machines. K&E has a nice ink film not thin not to thick. Very consistent quality can after can. Not to pricey either. I do like toyo for spot color.
     
  11. kapilv

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    yes, Hitrun i think you are right in terms of K&E and Toyo. 38 % of overall printers are still using their own standard mixture of inks in printing.
     
  12. Even2011

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    I am using Kaleidacolor dye inks as it dry up very quickly
     
  13. bikozak1

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    We're running Flint. Quality is good as well as support. We have had trouble running at higher speeds as the ink/water window narrows. However, they are working closely with us to resolve it.
     
  14. DanRemaley

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    As a consultant for GATF, I was exposed to all the commercial inks. I personally like, and used at GATF Wikoff, out of S. Carolina. They have a high pigment load and have the same gain for Cyan/Mag with linear plates, getting you to gray balance easier. Maybe even without plate curves.
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  15. Komory

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    SunChemikai is not suitable for UV printing.
     
  16. ilovedesign

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    Out of all of the ones I’ve used, I prefer K&E. Seems the smoothest to use and it is more cost efficient for me.
     
  17. printchesco

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    In my opinion, any green-friendly ink is a good ink, and you would find that it might even be cheaper than the regular inks. If you need more information, you can just ask any online commercial printer about it and they'd be of great help.
     
  18. saso777

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    We print with Flint mostly and Hostmann and they are good printing inks
     
  19. Demandseo

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    We use K+E ink process. This is very useful ink.
     

  20. cristineparks82

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    I've been using OEM inks on my printers for my balloon twisting business. You can also try to convert your printer into CIS for mass production but I'm not sure if you will still get the same quality especially on high resolution images.
     
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