Germany-based printing inks maker Siegwerk has introduced high-sensitivity K-Supply UV inks developed in collaboration with Japanese printing presses manufacturer Komori.

In 2016, Komori Europe selected Siegwerk to develop the K-Supply UV inks exclusively for its UV / LED system.

Both companies are currently offering the inks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Siegwerk designed and tested the K-Supply UV inks at its Center of Excellence in Aarberg, Switzerland.

Siegwerk EMEA regional sales manager Bruno Delanoë said: “We cooperatively developed a brand new, revolutionary, high-sensitivity UV ink exclusively for Komori’s energy-saving H-UV / LED curing system offering best-in-class print results.

“These novel ‘K-Supply UV inks’ provide consistent colour print quality, high-level versatility and hardness, as well as an eco-friendly performance.

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“They are characterised by top-level definition and press stability, and match all Lithrone H-UV press requirements.”

Leveraging H-UV / LED technology, the partnership installed more than 880 presses globally, including 218 in Europe.

“We design our printing presses to deliver the optimum print result with unrivalled quality, reliable performance, and superior colour intensity.”

Siegwerk noted that all its inks are formulated and manufactured in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice, and are in compliance with changing regulations and reclassifications in the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA) Exclusion Policy.

Komori Europe marketing manager Peter Minis said: “At Komori, we design our printing presses to deliver the optimum print result with unrivalled quality, reliable performance, and superior colour intensity.

“Teaming up with Siegwerk proved to be essential in Komori’s endeavour to strengthen and broaden the K-Supply brand and product range. This partnership enables us to fully exploit all possibilities of our H-UV / LED technology, and make them available directly to our customers.”

Komori offers a range of special consumables and materials under the ‘K-Supply’ brand. It also offers offset, digital printing presses, finishing equipment, and printing applications.