Van Son Introduces Vs9 UV Ink


Van Son Holland Ink Corporation announced the introduction of Vs9, a UV-curable offset ink that is available in formulations for paper, hybrid, and foil/plastic. Vs9 offers a flexibility that answers the growing demand for high quality UV applications, such as foils, static clings, and all types of consumer packaging and point of purchase materials. This ink dries almost instantly, allowing for a faster turnaround and lower emissions. Vs9 will replace Van Son\’s current UV offering, Sonacure.
\”Offering UV-cured printing as a value-added process for customers who want to convey a high quality image is fast becoming a standard for commercial printers,\” said John Sammis, vice president of sales and marketing for Van Son. \”We are excited about the increased capability, productivity and savings in time Vs9 will deliver, bringing bottom-line benefits to our customers-which is always our goal.\”

Vs9  is available in formulations for use on coated or uncoated paper, board stock, foil and plastic substrates, and on lacquered or corona-treated surfaces and will work with ease on any size offset press equipped with a UV-curing unit. It has excellent adhesion qualities, stays fresh overnight on-press, and has high-intensity pigmentation. Process colours, Opaque White, and the full range of Pantone standard and mixed colours are offered.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital 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.

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As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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