Press Release Summary
|Oostende, Belgium||October 29th, 2019|
Japan based wide format printer manufacturer MUTOH Industries Ltd.- represented by Mutoh Europe nv for the EMEA business area – today announced that it has obtained GREENGUARD Gold Certification for its MS41 Eco Solvent inks. The certification was obtained for the category Wallpaper, which is the top category allowing the highest surface load of prints per classroom, office or healthcare environment.
With this certification, Mutoh MS41 inks meet the UL 2818-2013 Gold Standard for chemical emissions for building materials, finishes and furnishings. The certification provides assurance that Mutoh MS41 inks meet some of the world’s most stringent and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. As such, prints made with MS41 inks are perfectly suited for indoor applications including office, classroom and healthcare environments.
GREENGUARD Gold Certification is a voluntary certification issued by UL with worldwide recognition. As opposed to GREENGUARD it offers stricter certification criteria and considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals such as children and elderly. It requires lower total VOC emissions for indoor environments and helps print buyers to identify and integrate certified, healthier and more sustainable products into their buildings. To learn more, visit https://services.ul.com/service/greenguard-certification/
“We are very pleased to receive a GREENGUARD Gold certification for our MS41 inks for the new XpertJet 64” wide sign & display printers. Print businesses and print shops investing in a new XpertJet printer are offered full peace of mind and a competitive advantage of being able to offer a certified solution for wall finish applications”, says Kenji Yasuhara, Mutoh Europe’s Managing Director. “The certification demonstrates Mutoh’s continuous commitment in offering digital printers and inks which are safe and environmentally responsible and which contribute to healthier indoor environments”, says Yasuhara.
About Mutoh’s MS41 inks
Available in 7 colours (C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm, Lk), Mutoh MS41 Inks feature a wide colour gamut and deliver vibrant high density prints with excellent dot gain. The additional Lc, Lm and Lk colours will bring extra quality to businesses focusing on highest quality prints with smooth skin tones & gradients for short viewing distances. The liter ink packs in foil go into re-usable ink pack cases, reducing waste.
Suited for long term outdoor and indoor applications, Mutoh’s MS41 inks have an excellent weather, abrasion and chemical resistance. UV durability without lamination is rated up to 3 years outdoor.
The photograph shows a group of young girls wearing seemingly different-colored T-shirts as they smile for the camera with a tortoise.
Why do we see color in a black-and-white snap?
Upon closer inspection, one can see that the students are actually covered in streaks of red, blue, yellow, orange and green lines. The brain is tricked into filling in the blanks with the mind, giving the illusion of solid colors where there are none.
‘This is a black and white photograph,’ Twitter user Lionel Page, from Sydney, said.
‘Only the lines have color. What you “see” is what your brain predicts the reality to be, given the imperfect information it gets.’
The picture was originally taken by Chuwa Francis but was later edited with a ‘color illusion remix’ by Øyvind Kolås.
‘The image for the post is a visual/artistic experiment playing with simultaneous contrast resulting from other experiments these days,’ the post said. ‘An over-saturated colored grid overlaid on a grayscale image causes the grayscale cells to be perceived as having color.’
The image has been retweeted more than 14,000 times on Twitter, and has since been doing the rounds online, including on Reddit.
‘For me, the green and blue lines work the best and seamlessly blend into the background,’ one commenter said.
Another said: ‘Red looks like a grid on a grey background.’
One explained: ‘I think it’s because the contrast between the red and dark colored shirt is greater than that of any other color combination in the picture. I know the human eye can see more shades of green than any other color, but I’d imagine we see red more quickly because it implies danger (same color as blood).’
Many people suggesting ‘squinting’ your eyes to see full colors.
‘Try squinting your eyes it goes full color its kinda crazy how much your brain fills in,’ one person suggested.
Another said: ‘Squint or cross your eyes a little and the whole picture becomes color. It’s brilliant and makes me want to rock up and down in a corner crying all at the same time.’
Meanwhile, some people said they didn’t see any illusion besides the black-and-white image with lines overlayed.
‘What I see is a black and white photograph with colored criss-crossed lines overlayed. This isn’t an optical illusion for me at all. Nothing special here,’ one said.
And another commented: ‘I only see a black & white photo with colored lines. What am I missing?’