Inks/Coatings/Primers

Thickener Lasts Long

Aqua Thix 600 water-based thickener is compatible with the full range of aqueous inks, coatings, and adhesives. Features a solids profile of 33%, which

Coatings Are Metallic Alternative & Green

MiraFoil coatings are an environmental alternative to metallic foil laminates. Claimed fully recyclable, coatings are a UV-curable alternative to foil board laminating and hot foil stamping while being equally brilliant to foil.

Shrink Sleeve Ink Has Low Odor

The 9200 Series UV flexo shrink sleeve ink reportedly features low odor, high flexibility, high slip, and excellent rheology characteristics. Formulated

Offset Inks Set Quickly

SunPak Diamond inks are said to provide high-definition print resolution, low misting at high speeds, and fast setting properties that reduce waste. Can

Ink Has High Bond Values

PolarTek universal flexo white laminating ink reportedly can be used over many existing ink systems to deliver high bond values with all laminating processes,

Control Color in Wide Format

ColorServer wide-format color management software allows users to achieve uniform results across different manufacturers. Automate color space conversions,

Inks Impart Texture

Aqua-Puff aqueous inks can impart 3-D texture and design effects. They are overprintable by flexo, gravure, and screen technology. Inks are hot-stampable,

UV Inks Have Low Migration

Low-migration UV inks for printing food packaging include Uvalux U41 and Uvalux U71 for offset; Uvaflex Y71 for flexo; and Uvacurid XUV and Uvacurid C71

Transfer Ribbons In Many Colors

Thermal transfer ribbons are offered in 75 colors and qualities, ready to be shipped as finished ribbons in standard dimensions or as jumbo rolls to be

Software Cuts Setup Costs

KeyColor Adelphi AutoSet software utilizes the output of CTP to preset ink fountain keys and reduce setup costs on presses with ink control systems from

Soy Coatings Aid Environment

ProCure UV soy coatings include standard gloss, imprintable gloss, and matte. All are formulated with varying amounts of domestically produced and renewably

Flint Group Announces Print Awards

During Labelexpo Europe in September 2009, Flint Group Narrow Web, Trelleborg, Sweden, announced the winners of its fifth annual Narrow Web Print Awards

Inks for Shrink Sleeves

The W500 Series water-based ink is designed for reverse-print shrink sleeves for PVC and PET films. Reported benefits include high-speed printing; ease

Time To Say Goodbye

After writing some 41 columns, it is time for me to move on into new business areas. Working with the PFFC staff has been a uniquely enjoyable experience

Clean Anilox Rolls Safely

A re-engineered anilox roll cleaning system is said to be environmentally safe and to be more powerful and user-friendly with a low profile for easy use

Anilox Cleaner Cuts Makeready Time

CHARLOTTE, NC | Cenveo Inc. is using HarperScientific's multipurpose cleaner, AltraWash Blue, in its automatic anilox roll cleaning machine at its Cadmus

Altana Acquires Water Ink Technologies

Wesel, Germany | The specialty chemicals Group Altana has agreed to acquire Water Ink Technologies, Lincolnton, NC. The company will be integrated into

Graymills Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Chicago, Il | Graymills, a manufacturer of coolant pumps and pumping systems, recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. The family-owned business, which

NEW PRODUCT DIGEST - May 2009

Inspect Web for Quality EasyInspect 100% web inspection system detects defects and irregularities in film, optical film, paper, foil, nonwovens, and laminated

Ink Room Audits Expose Deficiencies

Management of ink rooms takes many forms and may be controlled and staffed by the converter or by the ink supplier and sometimes a combination of both.

The Color of Confidence

OnVu time-temperature indicators, developed through a partnership managed by Ciba, are supplied as labels

Eco Inks

While sustainability has attracted greater attention from converters and suppliers alike in recent years, the importance of ink in the process sometimes

A Host of Options for Brand Security

In today's converting and packaging environment, security needs are changing constantly. Security features traditionally used only on important documents

Ink Dispensing: Mix to Match

With supermarkets taking an ever-greater share of the groceries market, high-impact decorative packaging, which attracts consumers' attention at the point

Solvent Retention in Packaging

Solvent-based gravure and flexo inks used in packaging always retain small amounts of solvent in the final package. When measured and controlled, this

UV/EB Inks Are Suitable for Laminated Structures

Ultraviolet/electron beam (UV/EB) technology continues to infiltrate the established graphics markets and create new markets as well. Traditionally, UV/EB

Lightfastness in Package Printing

When you take into account the time and effort spent on supplying packaging with precise colors, it follows the expectation that these colors should stay the same during the product use cycle

Sun Ink an Award Winner

Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation announced that Sun Chemical was awarded a 2008 InterTech Technology Award for its Platinum White technology

Donation Is a Hit

CHICAGO, IL Graymills Corp. has donated six of its Quick Change peristaltic ink pumps to Clemson Univ.'s flexographic lab. Jay Sperry of the Sonoco Inst.

New Marking Process Is Patented

CHESHIRE, UK DataLase has been granted a patent for a new transparent pigment for application on clear films or substrates. The pigment undergoes a color

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