SHEFFIELD, England — May 18, 2016 — Sawgrass has introduced new SubliJet-HD Pro Photo XF inks for the Virtuoso 25” 8-Colour HD Product Decorating System, the first set of eight-color inks the company has developed for the Sawgrass VJ 628 printer. This revolutionary new eight-color pro photo configuration expands the printer’s previous dual CMYK SubliJet-HD ink capabilities with a new formulation that includes three XF black inks. This C, M, Y, KXF, Lc, Lm, LkXF and LlkXF configuration delivers superior UV stability that lasts 2 to 4 times longer than archival photo paper on ChromaLuxe high-definition photo panels.
“SubliJet-HD Pro Photo XF is the first eight-color ink set we have formulated for the Sawgrass VJ 628, and we developed it with fine art and professional photography printers in mind,” said Darcy Mauro, President of Sawgrass. “Together, both printer and inks deliver true photographic-quality output, with smoother gradients and shading for skin tones, pastels and black-and-white images – all of which are crucial to producing the high-end prints that are in increased demand.”
The Virtuoso 25” 8-Colour HD Product Decorating System has been shown at trade shows and sold worldwide over the past year, and has featured dual CMYK SubliJet-HD inks for interior signage, textile, promotional product and personalized gift applications. The new SubliJet-HD Pro Photo XF ink set’s expanded eight-color formula makes the most of the system’s Sawgrass VJ 628 printer’s existing ink channels, offering stunning colour and quality for high-end printing.
The SubliJet-HD Pro Photo XF ink set has been extensively tested and optimized to deliver superior operating performance and professional-quality, high-resolution sublimation prints with Sawgrass VJ 628 dye sublimation printers and software. Both printer and ink set were named 2015 Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Metal Product of the Year, as their amazing eight-color output eclipsed that of some of the world’s leading ink manufacturers in a blind, head-to-head comparison.
The SubliJet-HD Pro Photo XF ink set includes three black inks that were developed in partnership with ChromaLuxe for increased UV stability, image longevity and performance on ChromaLuxe media. Images printed with SubliJet-HD Pro Photo XF inks using the VJ 628 printer and imprinted onto 2016 ChromaLuxe high definition photo panels have been proven to last 2 to 4 times longer than archival photo paper. Together, both printer and inks deliver true photographic-quality output, with smoother gradients and shading for skin tones, pastels and black-and-white images — all of which are crucial to producing the high-end prints that are in increased demand.
With an array of color management options that include PowerDriver, print environments for Ergosoft, Wasatch RIP software and, soon, CreativeStudio, the 25” 8-Colour HD Product Decorating System is ideal for interior signage, fine art and photographic reproduction or high-volume production of personalized gifts and promotional products.
Posted May 18, 2016