Sun Chemical is expanding its edible ink range with the launch of its FSR ink, which was developed to meet the specific needs of the food industry and verified for printing directly onto food, including baked goods. Created “to offer outstanding colour and sharpness, while also complying with the highest levels of quality and safety regulations,” Sun Chemical’s FSR ink range is based on synthetic colourants suitable for use for direct food printing using mid-viscosity range piezo printheads, such as the Ricoh GH2220 digital printhead. The new ink expands the company’s series of digital edible inks, complementing the existing low and high viscosity FSE and FSS lines, to enable food decoration with a full range of digital printhead technologies.
Sun Chemical added that the FSR range of inks has been developed using carefully selected synthetic food dyes that conform to FDA and EU legislation, and is suitable for food printing when used in the right conditions for food production. The technology is also suitable for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets such as printing on pills and capsules. Sun Chemical is collaborating with printer manufacturers specifically targeting the food and pharmaceutical industries, highlighting the need to provide the market with a fully capable and innovative food-printing technology. The launch supports the current trend of food customization, presenting brands – from small bakeries to industrial production for leading brands – with the opportunity to add unique value and visual appeal to products.