Mutoh’s new set of CMYK stretchable UV inks, called 3D UV, have been awarded an Avery ICS Performance Guarantee for high-quality 3D fleet wrapping applications.
Avery Dennison GRPD OEM alliance manager Nico Jansen says Mutoh’s 3D UV inks are perfect to meet the growing demand for fleet markings.
“During the past years, we have witnessed a new trend whereby print providers are looking for alternatives for their existing solvent printers for fleet and architectural applications. A key requirement is more environmentally friendly features. Mutoh’s 3D UV ink is a great alternative to solvents for fleet applications. Apart from their 200 % elongation capabilities, the inks also offer the unique advantage that prints are immediately ready for lamination and application, making them a perfect solution too for architectural prints,” says Jansen.
“We have extensively tested the performance, durability and applicability of Mutoh’s 3D UV inks. Tests included lamination tests, UV fading tests, application tests on different surfaces including simple curves, compound curves and riveted surfaces, 3D wrap testing, leaving prints on a car for four months, as well as removal tests.
“We are pleased to confirm that Mutoh 3D UV inks qualify for the Avery ICS Performance Guarantee programme for high quality 3D fleet wrapping applications. Depending on the Avery digital media and graphics protection used, warranties up to four years are possible,” he says.
Mutoh's new 3D UV inks are composed of mono and di-functional monomers that predominantly form single-direction cross links during the curing process. As a result, the ink layer is softer and more flexible, and perfect for wrapping on curved, corrugated and riveted structures.
For more information, visit our ICS Performance Guarantee programme.