Pawi can now offer customers the option to select ECG printing instead of spot color printing for suitable jobs and take advantage of its significant benefits—a reduced inventory of spot color inks and increased productivity with reduced downtime between jobs (as the seven colors are left in the press), enabling just-in-time production. ECG also offers a number of environmental benefits.
Working in a collaborative three-way partnership, Pawi engaged Sun Chemical, its ink supplier for over 20 years, to set up seven-color ECG printing on a recently acquired eight-color offset press by adding orange, green and violet to the standard cyan, magenta, yellow and black, enabling the reproduction of 95% of spot colors.
Sun Chemical achieved this through the deployment of its own ECG solution, SunECG, part of SunColorBox, a unique set of tools and services that enables consistent and accurate digital color communication throughout the entire packaging supply chain. A key component of SunECG is Esko’s color conversion software, Equinox, which identifies the exact percentage of each of the seven colors needed to reproduce the desired spot color.
Instrumental to the success of the ECG printing process are Sun Chemical’s SunPak FSP inks. Based on renewable, bio-based materials and designed to work on most folding carton-type, sheet-fed presses including standard, high-speed and wide-format, SunPak FSP addresses the needs of paper and board printers with high quality and sustainable output.