Increasing demand for high volume, wide format printing has led Whitchurch based Needham Inks Limited to develop and manufacture a range of high performance digital inks, including aqueous inks, which are designed for all major printhead brands. The company estimates that these can help reduce printing costs by up to 50% for printing companies, when compared to OEM fluids.
Needham Inks currently produces over 3000 ink formulations, all of which have been developed by its own in-house team of chemists.
The new digital inks, which can be applied to a range of substrates, are suitable for a variety of wide format printing applications, including building and vehicle wraps, trade show graphics, posters, vinyl banners, wallpaper, displays and signage.
Managing director Aled Ellis commented, ‘While very few large format printer manufacturers make their own inks they may well enlist another company to produce it for them. With OEM branded inks being more expensive, printers are looking for cost savings by sourcing digital inks from a specialist ink producer such as Needham Inks.
‘Our strength is our breadth of knowledge across all kinds of ink and printer technology, and the ability to work on projects of all sizes from small one off research and development ink projects through to long term contracts developing novel inks to fulfil a customer’s particular technical requirements.
‘As well as off the shelf formulations, our dedicated research and development team can also work closely with printing companies to develop a bespoke ink that meets their technical and production requirements.’