Worzalla, an employee-owned book printer specializing in printing high-quality children’s books, cookbooks, and hard-cover best sellers, has launched the “Reel It In For Reading” ice fishing competition in support of the Portage County Literacy Council (PCLC). The competition invites the community to submit photos of their largest ice fishing catches during the month of February. Worzalla has committed to donate $5 per entry, up to $1,500 to the Portage County Literacy Council and will award cash prizes to the entries with the largest catches. To honor the first-place winner, Worzalla will donate $500 to the school or community library of the winner’s choice. “Ice fishing is such a popular winter activity in our community that we decided to organize a friendly competition to support literacy in our greater community,” said Brianne Petruzalek, Vice President of Human Resources at Worzalla. “The Portage County Literacy Council does such important work throughout the year to help adults achieve their literacy goals, a mission that is close to our hearts at Worzalla.”
Sun Chemical has launched Xennia® Pearl pigment inks for high-speed industrial applications during Innovate 2021 Textile Innovation Week.
The range, which includes inks for both mid-viscosity and high-viscosity printheads, has been developed following a careful assessment of the market and specific customer needs, particularly the requirement for high fastness, multi-substrate compatibility, consistent color, and outstanding print performance.
As well as addressing core market needs in terms of performance, the range also underlines Sun Chemical’s commitment to sustainability in the textiles industry – offering textile printers a way to significantly reduce water use and chemical waste. Based on proprietary pigments and resins, the inks will support the key application areas of fashion and home textiles – two sectors which are rapidly embracing digital pigment printing, both for the flexibility it offers, and for the huge sustainability benefits it brings.
Additionally, Xennia Pearl inks offer the key benefit of increased fastness performance on polyester and cotton-polyester blends, opening up digital pigment printing to high demand applications typically using the higher water and energy consuming direct disperse technology.
The new offering is part of Sun Chemical’s wider range of water-based inkjet inks for textiles, which includes reactive, sublimation, pigment and acid dye inks, under the Xennia® and ElvaJet® brands. These inks were acquired from Sensient Imaging in 2020 and Sun Chemical is pleased to be extending the range.
“The textile printing industry is moving towards pigmented solutions for simpler workflow, reduced waste and less reliance on water, so this ink is ideally suited to support that shift,” said Pete Saunders, Global Director-Digital Business, Sun Chemical. “The Xennia® brand is already an established and respected name in the market, but now with the inkjet expertise and R&D capability of Sun Chemical behind it, the benefits to customers are set to grow even further.”