Ink Jet Ink Manufacturer
Printed items such as product packaging, posters and other promotional material are vital components in the marketing efforts of commercial companies. The quality and impact of these materials is highly dependent on the quality of the ink used in the printing process. For example high levels of particles will have a negative impact on the final finish. Therefore fine filtration plays a critical role in ensuring the required quality standards of the inks are achieved. Amazon Filters, with its high performance products, is a major supplier to many of the key ink jet ink manufacturers.
Ink jet ink typically contains a variety of contaminants e.g. gels, consequently meeting the manufacturers quality and life requirements can be challenging. To achieve the required quality standards the filtration system used was a 3 stage process with the use of a sub-micron polishing filter at the final stage. The first two filters in the system are supplied by Amazon, but previously the final filter was a polypropylene pleated depth offered by another supplier.
Amazon Filters, utilising its knowledge and expertise of both filtration media and ink jet ink manufacturing developed a product tailored to the application. This bespoke SupaPore XP Extended Life product utilised Amazon’s multi-layered media technology providing a cartridge with built-in pre-filtration. This filter went through extensive evaluation being tested on the various inks produced on site with performance assessed using Accusizer test equipment. The Amazon filter provides a significant increase in ink quality. For example removal of sub - 2 micron particles increased from approximately 50% to > 99.9%.
Benefits fro the user
In addition to improvement in quality the SupaPore XP Extended Life filters provide lower pressure drops and longer life, thus reducing costs.
The customer commented :- “In summary, the results are excellent. There is a clear difference between the Amazon SupaPore PPG Extended Life filter and the filter used previously. The number of large particles in the inks is significantly reduced.”