SAM*INK® Latex Inks for Ricoh
First Published 2012-05-01
World's 1st After-Market Third-Party Latex Inks for Mimaki Ricoh Gen5 Piezo Printheads | SAM*INK®.
SAM*INK® Latex Inks are ideal for wide and super-wide inkjet print applications including event banners, transit signage, and other outdoor applications as well as for high-quality indoor signage. SAM*INK® Latex Inks are pigmented, water-based inks using SAM*INK®'s proprietary aqueous-dispersed emulsion-polymerization polymers ("Latex") technology. The water-based formulations of SAM*INK® Latex Inks reduce the impact of printing on the environment.
SAM*INK® Latex Inks delivers overall durability that performs equivalent to SAM*INK® Eco-Solvent Inks, SAM*INK® Low-Solvent, and SAM*INK® Mild-Solvent Inks. SAM*INK® Latex Ink prints offers display permanence up to 3-years unlaminated outdoors; for indoor, interior in-window displays, up to 5-years unlaminated, and up to 10-years laminated on a range of media.
SAM*INK® Latex Inks are used on HP DesignJet L25500, L26500, and L28500 printers, HP Scitex LX600 printers, and HP Scitex LX820 and LX850 industrial printers employing thermal printhead technology. SAM*INK® Eco-Solvent, Low-Solvent, and Mild-Solvent inks are used on Roland SolJets, Mimaki JV3, Mutoh ValueJets, Seiko, and Epson printers employing peizo printhead technology. They all produce vivid, durable prints on a wide variety of coated and uncoated materials including most low-cost, eco-solvent / low-solvent compatible medias.
From durable outdoor signage to odorless indoor display, SAM*INK® Latex Inks offer the versatility to print on both coated and uncoated media while enabling high-speed and high-productivity printing that reduces labor costs. Many large-format recyclable substrate printing materials tested with SAM*INK® Latex Inks are covered by the media manufacturers' take-back program.
SAM*INK® Latex Inks produce dry and ready-to-use prints. Job production is streamlined and overall productivity is improved because prints are already dry coming out of the printer and ready to display, finish (e.g. trim, weld, or laminate), or prepare for shipment. Prints can be laminated immediately using cold, hot, or liquid processes. With no waiting time for prints to dry, there is no interruption in workflow. SAM*INK® Latex Inks eliminates external printer dryers and floor space for air-drying, save production steps, and reduce both labor cost and rental cost.
SAM*INK® Latex Inks are available as SAM*INK® Latex L25500 789 and SAM*INK® Latex L26500 792 ink bottles which are filled into SAM*INK® Recession-Proof Cartridges.
SAM*INK® Thermal Latex Inks were developed for Thermal Inkjet printheads in six-color writing systems that provide high quality prints at high productivity without requiring daily manual cleaning of printheads or service calls for printhead replacement. Some printers using SAM*INK® Latex Inks employ fully automatic printhead testing and maintenance systems with no manual labor intervention.
Printers using SAM*INK® Latex Inks can feature printhead testing and servicing systems to reduce manual maintenance and enable reliable unattended printing. No daily, time-consuming manual cleaning of printheads and printhead caps and wipers means less maintenance and more printer up-time. Automated servicing replaces daily manual cleaning with swabs and organic fluids to reduce the environmental impact of printing and save labor time spent in printer maintenance.
SAM*INK® Latex Inks are water-based and offer important advantages over eco-solvent / low-solvent inks used in large format and industrial inkjet printing. No special workplace ventilation is required.
SAM*INK® Latex Inks provide an improved printing environment because they do not require special handling, contain no materials requiring hazard warning labels, and are non-flammable and non-combustible. In the European Union (EU) -- widely recognized as having the most comprehensive set of labeling guidelines in the world -- SAM*INK® Latex Inks do not require hazard warning labels in accordance with EU Directive 1999/45/EC. SAM*INK® Latex Inks contain no HAPs (hazardous air pollutants) or sensitizers. SAM*INK® Latex Inks produce ordorless indoor wall decorations that can be GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified, can keep building owners obtain LEED credits, and meet AgBB criteria.
SAM*INK® Latex Inks can also meet the chemical requirements of the Nordic Ecolabel (Nordic Swan) for printing companies.
High water content, up to 65% by weight, in SAM*INK® Latex Inks offers important benefits to large format and industrial production environments: water produces no VOCs, requires no special handling, and is non-toxic, non-flammable, and non combustible.
Dry, ready-to-user prints made on vinyl using SAM*INK® Latex Inks can be laminated immediately using cold, hot, and liquid lamination methods. Prints made with SAM*INK® Latex Inks may be welded together to make panels using methods appropriate to the particular substrate (e.g. vinyl).
Prints made with SAM*INK® Latex Inks used for vehicle wraps and other conformal applications are equally-stretchable across both printed and unprinted areas. Unlike solvent inks, SAM*INK® Latex Inks do not penetrate or dissolve the bulk substrate material to affect the print's mechanical properties and peel strength in self-adhesive vinyls.
SAM*INK® Latex Inks Mimaki Ricoh