Offset Printing - UV/LED Curing
Oliver Inc. has invested in a seven-color, 57˝ Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 press with UV for its facility in Hauppauge, N.Y. The device is expected to drive production and capacity by 20%.
Since its installation in 2017, Cedar Graphics' Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 LED press has decreased makeready times by 50% and has reduced makeready stock by 35% to 40%. It has also made the Hiawatha, Iowa-based company more efficient with an improved turnaround time, and it has brought in more short-run packaging work for the pharmaceutical market.
Curtis Packaging, a Sandy Hook, Conn.-based package printer serving a variety of high-end, luxury market segments, has seen significant sales and production improvements since installing a 15-unit Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 press in 2018. The press has helped Curtis Packaging increase its sales by 20% in 2019.
Slate Group, a full service commercial printer in Lubbock, Texas, has added a new five-color Komori Lithrone G40 press with coater and LED UV curing system. The new press has allowed the company to expand on its finishing capabilities and enter the short-run packaging market.
In June 2019, SupremeX Folding Carton will accelerate its competitiveness and growth in the high-growth folding carton market with the installation of its newest press: a fully-automated, UV-equipped, seven-color, 41˝ Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO.
AMS Spectral UV has announced Platinum Sponsorship of the event, which is taking place March 27-29 in Las Vegas. The company has confirmed it will unveil new LED-UV curing technology products at the event.
New technology in offset printing offers opportunities to cut costs and makeready times and to increase quality control, ultimately winning over new customers and satisfying existing customers. But first you need to know what options are available.
El Paso Paper Box has installed a new seven-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 106 full in-line UV coating sheetfed perfector press. The press will be taking on all of El Paso Paper Box's high-end packaging and is being referred to as the company's "workhorse."
Classic Litho + Design, Inc. recently hosted an open house to highlight how its Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102-6+L with X-Package and DryStar UV can provide faster turnaround times and enhanced quality for its wide range of customers in Southern California and beyond.
Siegwerk has launched a new series of EB-curable inks for offset printing, and specifically designed for flexible packaging. The inks provide offset flexible packaging printers with an improved short-run solution and faster changeover times.