DUNMORE Introduces Aqua-Jet, a New Water-Based Inkjet Film to Support the Growing Digital Printing Market
Dunmore launches a water-based inkjet media product that is engineered for water based inkjet printing. The new film technology improves dry time, print adhesion, and water resistant characteristics.
Bristol, PA, October 31, 2019 – Dunmore today announced a new printable film product that is compatible with water-based inkjet presses. The new water-based inkjet film provides excellent print quality and adhesion, along with fast drying speeds. The water-based inkjet compatible film can be used for labels and other graphics applications. The standard product is a 50 micron thick, white PET film with a matte printable surface. Dunmore has the flexibility to provide the coating technology on various substrates.
In the label and graphics market, the adoption of digital presses continues to grow. Demands for shorter lead times and customization are driving the growth in digital printing. To service the needs of the market, Dunmore developed and commercialized a new water-based inkjet film. Dunmore’s print receptive film technology supports critical printing requirements. Tests have shown good ink adhesion, fast ink drying, and excellent print quality. Along with the standard print requirements, the new film has excellent water resistant properties. The inkjet film was tested on printers that use dye and pigment based inks.
Dunmore’s water-based inkjet print media is on a standard 50 micron white polyester film. Given the diverse needs across applications, the print receptive coating technology can be integrated with various types of PET film, BOPP film, and PVC film.
According to Neil Gillespie, VP of Technology, “Developing a water-based inkjet film product that dries quickly allows printers to increase print speeds, which is critical for further adoption of water based inkjet printing. We are excited to support the label and graphics market with a product that can be used in new applications.”
Dunmore is a global manufacturer of engineered coated and laminated films and foils. Dunmore offers film conversion services such as coating, metalizing and laminating along with contract film manufacturing and custom film product development. Dunmore produces coated film, metallized film and laminating film substrates for the aircraft, spacecraft, photovoltaic, graphic arts, packaging, insulation, and electronics industries. Dunmore is a Steel Partners company, ISO 9001:2015 and OSHA VPP Star certified. For complete information on Dunmore’s products, services and industries served, please visit https://www.dunmore.com.
Carl Fiddler, Marketing Manager