Sun Chemical’s Dispenser Program Reduces Ink Costs

Commercial printers can learn how to decrease their overall ink spend by up to 46% through the Sun Chemical Dispenser Program, demonstrated live at the Pitman Company booth (2611).

Designed for commercial printers to manage what has typically resulted in an overabundance of spot color inventory and to reduce the possibility of having the wrong spot color, the Sun Chemical Dispenser Program can decrease a printer’s overall ink spend by up to 35% when blending the inks in-house and up to 46% if blended inks are purchased.

Printers can receive the savings and a GFI dispensing unit along with color repeatability and accuracy, to within .001/lb, of their spot colors. The dispensing unit is provided to the printer at no cost by purchasing a minimum annual amount of Sun Chemical conventional commercial sheetfed bases and inks.


Lower operating costs

“In today’s challenging economic times, commercial printers are looking for ways to reduce their operating costs and we responded,” says Brian Breidigan, VP Product Management Commercial Inks, North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “We recognized that many printers frequently end up with more spot color inks than they need that just sit on their shelves. So we offered an answer that not only allows printers to mix the exact amount of spot color they need, but saves them money. It also ensures the right spot color is mixed.”

The Dispenser Program gives printers access to more than 100,000 colors through Sun Chemical’s SmartColour Global Shade Library. Printers with spectrophotometers can upload the spot color data obtained through the readings to a secure website for their color formula, or a sample can be mailed to the nearest local Sun Chemical location. They then receive the color formula they need to mix the spot color on-site.

The program uses Sun Chemical SunLit conventional commercial sheetfed bases with 20% strength in the dispensing unit. Printers will also have access to Sun Chemical’s SunLit 4-color process ink systems. The SunLit commercial sheetfed bases and inks offer ease of use on press and high print fidelity.