TOKYO - Toyo Ink Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Toyo Ink Group, was chosen as the preferred global supplier of UV sheetfed offset inks to KBA-Sheetfed Solutions AG & Co. KG, a business unit of the Koenig & Bauer Group of Germany.

The FLASH DRY™ series from Toyo Ink—the standard FLASH DRY Karton series, the energy-conserving FLASH DRY HS series and the FLASH DRY LED series—will be the recommended UV inks for KBA-Sheetfed’s UV presses. These three inks will continue to be available exclusively from the Toyo Ink Group’s dealer network.

This supply agreement follows a series of extensive technical and technological tests of Toyo FLASH DRY UV inks on all KBA Rapida sheetfed offset press series from half to large format. The test results showed that out of all the UV curing systems, Toyo’s UV inks worked best to optimize performance of high-end Rapida sheetfed offset presses from KBA. This achievement also led to Toyo Ink being named a “KBA recommended printing material” under the KBA Press Consum range of consumables.

KBA recommends Toyo FLASH DRY inks especially for the LED-UV process. All UV presses in the KBA-Sheetfed customer and training center will print with Toyo FLASH DRY inks in the future.

Under this partnership, both firms will promote the advantages of LED-UV offset technology for users and increase its market acceptance and implementation. Toyo Ink is also committed to developing innovative products such as specialty printing inks for ultra-high-speed LED-UV presses, building on its commitment to continuously create new value for its customers.