Arvest Press Inc.

252R Calvary Street
Waltham, MA 0245

Fax: 781.894.4434

Open Monday thru Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm


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Arvest Impressions:

An inside look at the printing process

In Armenian, the word Arvest means "art". At Arvest Press we love what we do, and treat each new printing project with the artistic care of a skilled craftsperson. This passion translates to a high level of customer satisfaction, and top quality products.
Printing with Soy Based Inks


The creation of soy based inks began as an alternative and cleaner alternative to the more toxic, petroleum based inks. Adaption by the print idustry didn't really take off, though, until oil prices skyrocketed and ink prices climbed along with them.


Soy Inks produce a brighter color image because the soy oil is clearer than a petroleum distillate. Less pigment is required, another reason the inks are more environmentally friendly, and some printers report they use less ink overall in the process. For newspaper printers, the use of soy inks helps to brighten color images.


A downside to soy based inks is they are not able to be used in ball point pen products, and for some print jobs, drying time is extended. The soy inks still contain pigments, but the good news is the higher oil to pigment ratio makes the soy inks easier to recycle, and when washing up the press, the ink waste can be treated more easily than petroleum inks.


For more information on soy based inks click on the link below.



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