Innovative on-demand print specialist Hapa has reported rapidly increasing demand and sales for its latest product line, UV inks.
Marketed under the banner ‘Swiss Ink Print Performance’, the new division, Hapa Ink, develops, produces and delivers inks customised to clients’ applications, substrates and volume needs.
Both the division’s standard range and its tailored inks deliver significantly higher print quality.
Head of Hapa Ink, Mathias Theiler, said: "Our inks are developed for optimal printing on plastic, aluminum, glass, and labeling materials of all types. They feature exceptional adhesion, bleed control, fastness against light, jetting quality and stability.
"We are particularly proud of the opacity of our white inks, which we believe is unsurpassed in the industry."
Since launching in late-2013, Hapa Ink has fulfilled orders of any size, no matter how small. Long-term availability of all inks is also guaranteed.
The Hapa Ink development team employs a range of sophisticated analytical methods and tools to optimize viscosity, rheology, jet-ability and surface tension. It conducts precise UV Vis-analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy analysis, develop specialised UV dispersions, as well as quantify color vibrancy and opacity.
Hapa has also developed a range of cleaning agents specifically designed for UV inks.
Mathias Theiler added: "Evident trends towards just-in-time production, lean batch processes and ever more specialised and complex packaging are all relevant to the demand for our inks.
"The bottom line is that quality needs to be 100% correct on each and every production run to extract maximum cost effectiveness. Specialised inks specifically developed for the process and materials involved guarantee best results every time and reduce the risks of packaging error.
"Quite simply, it’s more efficient to tailor ink to process than the other way round."