Lyson launches grand format ink and inkjet printer

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 August 2004




(2004), "Lyson launches grand format ink and inkjet printer", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 4.



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Lyson launches grand format ink and inkjet printer

Lyson launches grand format ink and inkjet printer

Keywords: Lyson, Inks, Printing

Lyson has launched a new range of Campaign grand format inks and an addition to the sublimation range of inks. Lyson subsidiary, Tiara Systems, has also introduced a new grand format printer, the Tiara Tourmaline – the company's first machine specifically designed for that market. “Campaign ink is a low cost pigment ink which has been developed to meet market demand for inks that suit the short-cycle outdoor display sector,” said Simon Guest, Lyson's Marketing Manager.

“The majority of print in this rapidly developing market revolves around constantly interchangeable advertising campaigns. As such, there is less of a need for long-life solvent inks, meaning the manufacturing costs of these inks are lower.

With the launch of the campaign range we are now passing the lower costs of production onto the customer. The result is a much lower cost per print,” he added.

Campaign comes in a variety of bright and intense colours, perfect for the high-impact requirements of outdoor advertising, and can print onto most uncoated substrates suitable for grand format printing, such as vinyl and scrim banner.

It is available for use with grand format printers including Vutek, Nur and Scitex, and also compatible with a wide range of new machines that use Xaar, Spectra and Hitachi printheads.

The new addition to the sublimation product range is sublimation high density (HD) ink. Developed in response to customer requests fodeep velvet black, the ink has been designed to maximise output potential by maintaining flow and colour gamut even at increased speeds.

The ink, which incorporates a new formulation, produces rich, deep colour and offers an excellent transfer yield from paper to substrate, as well as consistently even ink coverage and improved drying time, said the company.

Lyson has also introduced dye-based inks for the HP Designjet 5000. Customers with empty cartridges will be able to return them to Lyson for quick, efficient refilling.

The company will also replace the expired HP chip with a brand new chip so that the cartridge can be used just as a new HP cartridge would be. No printer modifications are necessary and customers will be saving over 40 per cent on the cost of new cartridges. The colour reproduction is precisely matched to the OEM. The inks are also available in 1 l bottles for existing bulk feed users. Following its success in the wide format market, Tiara Systems is also currently launching its technology into the grand format sector. The new Tiara Tourmaline grand format printer has been developed to offer the market a competitively priced solution when printing widths of 3.4 m at a speed of 70 m2/h. The new printer provides wide gamut printing with up to 3 years image longevity. It offers a maximum resolution of 370 dpi and print speeds of up to 28 (six pass), 42 (four pass) and 70 m2/h (two pass). The printer has 24 XJ128 printheads from printhead manufacturer Xaar, and uses CMYK full-pigmented solvent ink in 5 l bottles manufactured by Lyson.

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