Ball & Doggett has expanded its portfolio with hubergroup Rapida Eco, a range of sheetfed process inks, offering new sustainable alternatives for the regional offset printers.
For many years Rapida, a sheetfed ink series by hubergroup Print Solutions, has proven itself to have one of the fastest setting inks.
The company recently relaunched the range under Rapida Eco, which is now mineral oil-free, combining fast setting with a sustainable formulation. The relaunch of the ink series was preceded by intensive research and development work.
Hubergroup sheetfed and UV product manager for Europe Josef Sutter said, “It was important to us that customers who place great value on fast printing also have a sustainable option to choose from.
“We decided to reformulate our fastest sheetfed ink series. Not an easy task, but we are pleased that we took on this challenge and are now able to offer our customers one of the fastest vegetable-based inks for sheet-fed printing available on the market.”
Like its predecessor, Rapida Eco allows the paper to be processed immediately after printing and is suitable for perfecting presses. Moreover, it offers a high duct-freshness which makes the series ideal for warmer regions too.
The sustainability of printed products has been in the focus of hubergroup’s research activities for a long time so that the company has set ecological standards in the commercial market again and again in the past.
Ball & Doggett general manager of press consumables Sam Varughese expressed his appreciation of the partnership with hubergroup adding, “With Rapida Eco we now offer Australian printers a sustainable offset printing ink solution”.