In the ink, the pigment is dispersed in an organic solvent, and thus the ink is quick drying due to the volatility of the solvent. This property enables direct printing onto PVC, which are extensively used for both indoor and outdoor signage and displays. In addition to excellent weatherability and rub-fastness, our unique inkjet technology provides super-high picture quality without a granular appearance. Furthermore, “ease of maintenance” and “cost effectiveness” are also favorable features of this ink. Mimaki solvent inks are reputed worldwide for their beautiful long-lasting nature and are used as a standard ink for signage printing.
Solvent ink BS4 gained the “GREENGUARD Gold” certification by UL LLC of third-party institution of safety science of the United States.
Fine and high quality image reproducibility
From text and illustrations to photographs and backgrounds with gradations, the combination of Mimaki’s unique inkjet technology and solvent ink delivers vibrant and less-granular super high quality print results.
Mechanism of the solvent ink adhesion
Direct printing onto PVC
The solvent ink enables direct printing onto PVC, the most popular media for signage display printing, as well as on non-ink-receptive layer coating media. Mimaki solvent ink ensures signage and display production that is cost effective.
Excellent weatherability and rub-fastness!
The solvent ink prints are ideal for outdoor signage. The prints show little fading/degradation because of direct sunlight, and have high weatherability in rain/snow, and they also have high rub-fastness.
* Depending on print media, laminating may be needed, please contact us for details beforehand.
Ease of use and maintenance for users
No need for specialist machine operation or maintenance, very easy to handle.
Another major advantage is the wide range of available printers, which range from high-end to affordable entry models.
“GREENGUARD Gold” Certification
Solvent ink BS4 gained the “GREENGUARD Gold” certification.
GREENGUARD Gold Certification Ink
- Solvent ink : SS21, BS4
- Latex ink : LX101
- UV curable ink : LH-100, LU-125, LUS-120, LUS-150, LUS-170, LUS-175, LUS-200
With the current rise of desire for environmentally-minded products by consumers, the interest of the “value of environment” is growing.
GREENGUARD is a program of the environmental certification on chemical emissions of indoor spaces by UL LLC of third-party institution of safety science of the United States.
Based on the backed information by the unbiased empirical science data, the products with less chemical emission to the room spaces and more environmentally-friendly can be approved to this certification.
The certification has two sorts such as the Standard and the Gold. The Gold offers more strict certification criteria than the Standard.
Mimaki took the lead in the market to develop ink in the ink-jet printer industry to reduce environmental impact. Especially sublimation printing which is becoming attractive as an environmentally-minded system. Mimaki continues to pursue the print technology of high-quality and to strive to reduce its environment impact for the realization of environmentally-friendly manufacturing.