Energy Curable Printing Solutions for Narrow Web, Tag & Label

Sun Chemical is the Global Leading Provider of Energy Curable Solutions for Narrow Web, Tag & Label Printing

In 1969, Sun Chemical patented the first UV inks. Building on that industry first, Sun Chemical continues to lead the charge of innovative solutions for energy curable printing, including inks and coatings for UV LED printing. No matter what print process you use, we have energy curable inks and coatings to meet your needs. From UV-curing solutions to UV LED, explore the options we offer below and work with us to determine which option will work best for you.

SolarFlex™ UV Flexo Inks for Tag and Labels

electron-beams-from-energy-curable-printing-processElevate your printing game with SolarFlex, the ultimate choice for UV flexo printing. Whether you’re working with paper, board, film, or sensitive applications, our inks are tailored to deliver exceptional results on a diverse range of substrates.

  • Precision and Clarity: Achieve outstanding dot reproduction that brings your designs to life with stunning clarity and detail. SolarFlex ensures that every print is a vivid representation of your vision.
  • Unmatched Versatility: With options including UV, water-based, solvent, and gravure inks, SolarFlex is designed to work harmoniously with a wide variety of substrates. This versatility makes it the perfect solution for a range of printing needs.
  • High-Speed Performance: Optimized for high press speeds, SolarFlex inks promise efficiency without compromising on quality. Experience faster turnaround times and increased productivity, making it ideal for the fast-paced demands of the tag and label market.

Discover the difference with SolarFlex UV Flexo inks – the harmonious blend of speed, versatility, and precision for your printing needs.

SolarWave™ Flexo Inks for UV LED Printing

light-waves-representing-energy-curing-for-UV-LED-printingThe class leading range of UV LED curing SolarWave flexo inks enable environmental improvements within industrial processes, resulting in lower energy consumption and minimized energy costs from production.

SolarWave CRCL DC is Sun Chemical’s new LED/UV curable sustainable offering of recycle friendly ink technology. This performs without the use of wash-off while still resulting in no discoloration of the wash water or recyclate.

SolarWave FSP (in Europe) and SolarWave DS LM (in North America) UV LED flexo packaging and narrow web compliant inks are available as finished inks or as part of the dispersion system through a dedicated UV LED technology varnish. The inks demonstrate all the capabilities of conventional UV flexo inks when cured under suitable UV LED curing systems.

Unlike traditional methods, UV LED lamps do not produce ozone, do not need extraction, and last longer than medium pressure mercury vapor UV lamps.

SolarWave serves as another example of Sun Chemical products with sustainability benefits that align our goals with those of the United Nations in its Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To learn more about our SunWave product line, listen to Flexible Packaging Magazine’s interview with Sun Chemical’s Derrick Hemmings.

SunCure® UV Light-Curing Inks and Coatings for Tag and Labels

woman-looking-at-store-shelvesUnleash the power of vibrant colors and unparalleled efficiency with the SunCure ink and coating series. Designed for the dynamic demands of modern printing, this series stands out in its versatility and performance:

  • Vivid and Expansive Color Spectrum: Bring your prints to life with our wide color gamut, ensuring every hue is captured with stunning clarity.
  • Rapid Cure Response: Stay ahead in fast-paced environments with our quick-curing formula, perfect for high-speed printing operations.
  • Flexibility for Every Task: Whether you’re working in-line or off-line, SunCure adapts to your workflow, offering seamless integration for both coating and printing processes.

What truly sets SunCure apart is its exceptional adhesion to diverse substrates, coupled with a swift cure response under ultra-violet light. This makes it an ideal solution not only for paper and board but also for applications requiring delicate handling.

Experience the SunCure Advantage: efficient, versatile, and designed for today’s printing challenges. Elevate your printing process with the SunCure ink and coating series – where speed meets quality.

SunCure® Flexo Coatings for Tag and Labels

store-shelves-of-plastic-packagingTransform your tags and labels into more than just printed materials with SunCure coatings. Designed to provide not only protection but also to elevate the overall quality of your prints, these coatings are the final touch your products deserve.

  • Optimized UV Curing Coatings: Each coating is meticulously developed to complement your specific inks, presses, and substrates. This results in a seamless integration that enhances both the aesthetic and functional qualities of your prints.
  • Superior Print Protection and Enhancement: Beyond safeguarding your prints, SunCure coatings amplify their beauty. Our post-print applications add a layer of protection while enhancing the print’s visual appeal, giving your labels and tags a professional, polished look.
  • Unrivaled Adhesion on Challenging Substrates: Even the most difficult substrates are no match for SunCure coatings. They ensure that your prints adhere flawlessly, maintaining integrity and quality, regardless of the surface.

In addition to providing essential protection, SunCure coatings add a dimension of slip control and optical enhancement, ensuring that your labels and tags are not only visually stunning but also functional and durable.

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