Nazdar Ink Technologies unveils new 184v2 Series solvent inkjet inks

Designed specifically for Mimaki digital printers

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The new 184v2 Series ink formulations deliver close color match
The new 184v2 Series ink formulations deliver close color match

Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the launch of the new 184v2 Series solvent inkjet inks. Initially available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the new inks have been designed specifically for use in Mimaki digital printers using Mimaki BS4 ink.

According to the company, the new 184v2 Series ink formulations deliver close color match, improved jetting stability at high print speeds, and a faster drying time than their predecessors.

Stephen Woodall, global segment manager – Aqueous & Solvent Digital at Nazdar Ink Technologies, says, “The 184v2 Series inks offer outstanding performance with excellent color fade and chemical resistance to UV degradation and environmental pollution. Suitable for use on a wide variety of substrates including self-adhesive, flexible and pressure-sensitive vinyl, banner material, blue back paper and backed mesh, the inks are a great addition to the Nazdar range.”

The 184v2 Series’s plug-and-play capabilities allow users of Mimaki printers running BS4 inks to change to Nazdar 184v2 Series ink without the need to flush. Due to the complete chemical and color compatibility of the two ink sets, OEM pouches can be replaced with Nazdar 184v2 Series pouches as they run out, rather than all colors at the initial install. This saves both time and money as there is no need to perform wasteful ink fill procedures or dispose of unused ink.

The low-odor 184v2 Series inks are available in 600 ml and 2000 ml bags, compatible with MBIS.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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