New Mutoh ink achieves highest Greenguard Gold
Mutoh’s new generation MS41 EcoSolvent ink has been Greenguard Gold certified for Wallcovering – the highest-level environmental category possible.
Russell Cavenagh, Mutoh Australia general manager, said, “Recently developed in conjunction with our new range of XpertJet printers, this latest Greenguard Gold certification further demonstrates Mutoh’s ongoing commitment to the environment and better workplaces.”
The new MS41 ink is currently applicable to the new Mutoh XpertJet range of eco-solvent printers: the XpertJet 1682SR, which comes with two print heads and seven colours, and the XpertJet 1641SR, which has one print head to print four colours. The company says it will be applicable to their ValueJet eco-solvent printers soon.
The Greenguard Certification Programme is a widely used standard for design professionals, consumers, and others to find low emitting interior products that promote better indoor air quality. Products that achieve Greenguard and Greenguard Gold Certification have demonstrated low chemical emissions during normal use.
The Greenguard test method includes standardised room exposure models for both an office and classroom environment developed by the California Department of Public Health. The stringency of these models is directly related to the surface area of product that will be used in the room.
For products that may be used in many applications, UL considers all potential applications and awards certification for the highest surface area loading for which the products meet the Greenguard and/or Greenguard Gold Certification criteria.
The Mutoh MS41 ink is its fourth generation of eco-solvent ink, featuring a wide colour gamut that the company says “delivers vibrant, high density prints, with excellent dot gain”. It is capable of printing on a wide range of coated and uncoated substrates and suited for long term outdoor and indoor applications with weather resistance, abrasion and chemical resistance. The outdoor durability without lamination is up to three years. Mutoh says the MS41 ink has less nozzle clogging due to high ink resolvability so that it provides easy maintenance.