Sun Chemical is developing its edible ink span with the launch of its FSR ink, which was designed to fulfill the precise needs of the food industry and confirmed for printing directly onto food, including baked goods.
Designed to deliver superb color and sharpness while complying with the most elevated quality and safety regulations, Sun Chemical’s FSR ink range is based on synthetic colorants appropriate for direct food printing using mid-viscosity range piezo printheads such as the Ricoh GH2220 digital printhead.
It achieves a series of digital edible inks, completing the existing low and high viscosity FSE and FSS lines to enable food decoration with a complete range of digital printhead technologies.
Regulatory Excellence in Food Colors
The FSR range of inks has been designed using carefully chosen synthetic food dyes that conform to FDA and EU legislation and are suitable for food printing when used in the right conditions for food production.
The technology is also perfect for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical business, such as printing on pills and capsules. Sun Chemical is cooperating with printer manufacturers, explicitly targeting the food and pharmaceutical industries, highlighting the need to provide the market with an intelligent and innovative food printing technology.
The launch keeps the current trend of food customization, presenting brands, from bakeries to manufacturing for leading brands, with the possibility to add unique significance and visual appeal to products.
Sergio Molto, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Food and Pharma Inks, Sun Chemical, comments: “We are seeing substantial growth in the personalized packaging market, with the latest trend being toward customization of the food product itself – particularly baked goods. This development marks a clear step forward for adding considerable importance within this industry for brands and consumers alike. Together with DIC Corporation, Sun Chemical is committed to developing solutions for the food and nutrition industry to add color through innovation. Product safety and print quality were critical objectives in developing these products to ensure consumer protection and maintenance of converter and brand reputations. The range combines an in-depth understanding of food with deep knowledge of the digital printing market to deliver a high-quality and safe solution for customers. Sun Chemical continues to innovate and work with partners to bring new inks and solutions to the market within this field.”
Synthetic edible ink for low viscosity printheads
Sun Chemical’s SensiJet FSE inks, developed with synthetic colorants, are consistent with piezo and thermal inkjet operating printheads such as Epson, Funai, HP, and Canon. Compatible with a spectrum of substrates, including fondant sheets, cookies, and baked goods, SensiJet FSE inks produce prints with high color strength and definition to set your product apart.
Key undertaking benefits:
- Excellent print performance on a range of systems
- Multi-substrate printing
- Easy installation and start-up
- Uniform color sharpness and vibrancy
- Completely compliant with essential regulations