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Kao Innovation Day

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

Press release from the issuing company

Cincinnati, Ohio – The first Kao Innovation Day, held in mid-November in Barcelona, Spain, didn’t disappoint. The event highlighted revolutionary digital printing solutions that add exceptional printing value to inkjet printing while reducing costly downtime.

Kao Chimigraf hosted the event that attracted representatives from 22 companies based in 6 different countries. The event showcased the Kao Collins X-BAR, a high-quality, high-volume, high-speed, single-pass print module. Also, two multi-printhead systems manufactured by Colordyne Technologies, one using aqueous pigment and the other using UV/LED inkjet inks from Kao Collins, were also shown by Kao Chimigraf, the European partner for both companies.

Aqueous pigment inks work with a wide range of applications, including packaging that must comply with safety regulations that require low migration properties.

A video captures the highlights of the day-long event at Kao Chimigraf’s new printing demonstration center at the Barberà del Vallès facilities.

The X-BAR and multi-printhead retrofit solutions are designed to retrofit existing printing equipment. Speaking about the Colordyne system’s output quality, Taylor Buckthorpe, Director of Sales, said, “With the new advancements that have been made in the new Memjet technology, we’re seeing superior water-fastness, superior light-fastness, and better scratch, scuff, and rough resistance–and that’s largely due to the folks at Kao.”

The X-BAR, Colordyne equipment, and inks featured at the event demonstrated that industrial inkjet printing rivals traditional printing while offering unique customization and personalization.

“Our partnership with Colordyne demonstrates our commitment to delivering the best solutions to our customers,” said Kristin Adams, Marketing Manager at Kao Collins.

Guests left the event knowing that Kao’s innovative inks and retrofitting printers realistically achieve greater performance for printing companies, deliver more value for customers, and eliminate the need for capital investments in all-new printers.

Contact Kristin Adams at [email protected] for more information about Kao Collins.

About the Author

Elizabeth Gooding


Elizabeth is the Editor and Co-founder of Inkjet Insight. She has a rare ability to see print related issues from many perspectives. She has managed creative teams on complex design projects, selected outsourcers for major brands and helped print organizations to retool operations, focus their market positioning and educate sales teams to accelerate growth. She works with a team of top analysts to translate experiences into tools, data and content to help print organizations evaluate the potential of inkjet, optimize their operations and grow pages profitably. She is a founding member of the Inkjet Summit advisory board, the co-author of an award-winning book on designing for inkjet and a curious consultant constantly seeking innovative ways to drive new pages onto inkjet presses.

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