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All the top quality digital inks you need

As one of South Africa's leading manufacturers of premium quality digital inks, New Africa Inks is at the cutting edge of innovation in the digital ink industry. From solvent-based and water-based inks to UV curable coatings and eco inks, our product range of inks and varnishes is second to none – a superior offering created through years of experience and the use of state-of-the-art technology. If you’re looking for digital ink, whether it be for commercial or industrial use, there’s no better place to find it than at New Africa Inks.

Choosing the right digital ink for the job

When it comes to selecting the correct type of digital ink, there are a number of factors to bear in mind. Firstly, you will need to know what type of substance you will be printing on. Different digital inks are suited to different surfaces, whether printing on fabric, textiles, paper, or even screen printing. Knowing the surface you are printing on will make choosing the correct type of digital ink much easier.

Secondly, you will need to bear your budget in mind. Certain types of inks can be more cost-effective, depending on the type of job they are needed for – so knowing what your budget will allow for is of crucial importance. Lastly, you will need to take into consideration the qualities of the ink you are using. Each type of digital ink comes with its own set of pros and cons, and knowing what these are will help you to avoid any pitfalls and create a flawless print.

Making your digital ink selection

New Africa Inks is proud to offer a range of popular digital inks suitable for all your printing needs. Take a look at our selection below, and find the right type of digital ink for the job at hand.

  • Solvent based digital inks – popular for use on non-absorbent materials, solvent-based digital inks are wonderfully durable and long-lasting. This durability is due to the ink’s method of manufacture, being coated in a protective varnish in order to prolong its life span. The ink is applied through infiltration to a substrate onto a painted surface, and then heat dried for a lasting finish.
  • Water based digital inks – most often used for printing on paper bags, plastic packaging items, grocery bags and cardboard boxes, the quality and affordability of water-based digital inks has improved dramatically over the years. This versatile digital ink is also employed in gravure printing, and can be used to print on wrapping paper, ribbons and similar surfaces.
  • UV digital inks – these types of inks offer a number of advantages over water-based and solvent-based inks. Using UV curable coatings results in a sharper image quality and optimal colour density, ideal for printing onto plastic and other non-porous materials. The popularity of UV inks is due to their quick-dry properties under UV light, producing intense, colour-rich images.
  • Eco inks – in an effort to contribute to a sustainable environment, New Africa Inks has developed a range of affordable eco inks, perfect for companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint. The high quality print result of eco inks is ideal for printing outdoor signage, and coated and uncoated surfaces, while providing an economical, environmentally friendly printing solution. Expect vibrant colours, excellent durability and no harmful fumes or vapours.

If you haven’t found what you’re looking for, or need more help in making your selection, please contact us with your comments and we’ll be happy to help. No matter how challenging your print job, we’ll help you find the exact type of digital ink you need, manufactured to our world-class standards of excellence.

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