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Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM
Parsippany, NJ-based Sun Chemical (www.sunchemical.com) demonstrated its Dispenser Program for commercial printers in the Pitman Company booth at Graph Expo. Designed to manage spot color inventory, Sun Chemical claims the program can decrease a printer's overall ink spend by up to 35% when blending inks in-house and up to 46% if blended inks are purchased.
The GFI dispensing unit is free for printers who purchase a minimum annual amount of Sun Chemical conventional sheetfed bases and inks. It promises color repeatability and accuracy within 0.001/lb., using Sun Chemical SunLit conventional commercial sheetfed bases with 20% strength. Users also have access to Sun Chemical's SunLit 4-color process ink systems. The SunLit commercial sheetfed bases and inks available with this program are geared for strong print performance, offering ease of use on press and high print fidelity.
Through the Dispenser Program, a printer has access to more than 100,000 colors through Sun Chemical's SmartColour Global Shade Library. With a spectrophotometer, users can upload spot color data obtained through the readings to a secure website for their color formula, or a sample can be mailed to the nearest local Sun Chemical location. Taking this information, customers then receive via e-mail the color formula they need to mix the spot color onsite.