In this article, we interviewed ten printers and asked them to share a few of the more difficult, but satisfying, applications produced with UV inkjet printing. Keep in mind that business size, market focus, expertise, and experiences are very different. The one common thread is that each company used UV inkjet printing as a way to expand business.
Severn Graphics, Inc.
Glen Burnie, MD
Jeff Sparhawk, VP
Phoseon Technology, Integration Technology Limited, and Lumen Dynamics have joined together to form the UV LED Curing Association. The new association has been established to address a growing need within the market for current and potential researchers, suppliers, integrators and end users to gain a better understanding about UV LED technology and the significant benefits it brings to numerous applications.
Brian Sukarukoff has been named chief executive officer of GroupeSTAHL, according to Ted Stahl, executive chairman of the board and founder.
Sukarukoff is the former president of Jokab Safety North America, a manufacturer of automated machine safety systems located in Michigan.
According to the company, Sukarukoff will oversee all the GroupeSTAHL companies with immediate goals to improve operational processes, promote global development of technology and product innovation, and create an extraordinary level of customer service.
Screen printing is a process by which you can print on virtually anything. Getting to the point where you’re able to do that is another story entirely. But the good news is that whether you’re just starting out in your garage with a manual press or running dozens of multicolor automatics in a huge facility, there are people in the industry dedicated to helping you get the job done.
Germantown, WI-based Ellsworth Adhesives relocated its western region to a large facility in Irvine, CA. As a global distributor of specialty chemicals and equipment. The new location in Irvine is designed to bring improved floor-stocking capabilities and an increase in areas for hazardous and cold storage, the company said.
Shawnee, KS-based Nazdar has restyled the logo for Lyson brand digital inks. The updated look is intended to illustrate modern technology and use vibrant colors to represent the Lyson brand of digital inkjet inks. Look for the new logo on cartridges and literature displaying the Lyson name.
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MACtac’s (www.mactac.com) Rebel RB599H is designed for screen and digital printing applications that call for a high-gloss, clear facestock for borderless graphics and a high-tack adhesive. Rebel RB599H is a 4.0-mil, flexible, PVC film designed for medium- to long-term outdoor advertising and promotion on flat or slightly curved surfaces. It is coated on one side with a acrylic, pressure-sensitive adhesive and features a 90-lb SuperFlat C2S polycoated liner. The film offers outdoor durability of five years and indoor durability of up to seven years.
Alupanel Ultrawhite is a new aluminum-composite material from Graphic Solutions Group (www.gogsg.com). It’s designed for flat signage, vinyl application, P-O-P displays, and short-term displays for outdoor use. According to GSG, Alupanel Ultrawhite features a paint finish that supports color vibrancy and improved ink adhesion. GSG says a newly formulated mixture of compounds used in Alupanel Ultrawhite has increased the product’s rigidity by more than 25% compared to the company’s Ecopanel.