Subject Images
Rotogravure V.S. Flexographic – Cost Analysis
July 20, 2018 | Daywey Chen
As the flexible packaging industry evolves and as environmental awareness surges, the printing methodologies change. In the flexible packaging industry, the flexographic process is widely adopted in the west and are starting to spread in the east. Below we compare the cost of the two processes from a few perspectives: printing operation, equipment investment, printing plate storage investment and printing plate cost, lifespan and lead time.
What You Should Know About The Printing Industry: Business Operation Strategies
June 28, 2018 | Daywey Chen

Looking into the business operation strategies to compete in the market. We are not going to talk about continuous improvement, hiring the right people, the importance of training or technology investment. All those are cliché being talked about in management schools and could be found in many online articles. Here, we are going to share four different business strategies from experience...

What You Should Know About The Printing Industry: SME Sell-off Strategies
June 15, 2018 | Daywey Chen

Approaching the buyers mind from the quantitative and qualitative point of view. Quantitative factors include trend demonstrating revenue growth, earning growth, EBITDA margins at 12% or more, no account concentration above 20%....

What You Should Know About The Printing Industry: Merger & Acquisition Trend
June 1, 2018 | Daywey Chen
M&A reasons from the buyer and seller perspective. According to Capstone Partners, there were 88 disclosed M&A deals in 2011 and 133 deals in 2016 within the USA printing and packaging industry. In terms of selling value, according to Mesirow Financials, the average EBITDA multiples for packaging M&A transactions had grown from 5.9x in 2008 to 8.9x in 2017, a 50-percentage increase
Printing Industry Survival Guide: Lifestyle
May 18, 2018 | Daywey Chen
How the change of consumer lifestyle can affect the printing industry and how you should react to it, discussing the topic from 3 points of view, including shorter consumer attention span, increased consumer price consciousness and the greater consumer voice.
Printing Industry Survival Guide: Demographics
May 3, 2018 | Daywey Chen
Be where the demand is! PCI Films Consulting has identified 13 emerging flexible packaging markets that have grown by almost 70% since 2006 and now account for 20% of total world demand. These markets are Poland, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nigeria and South Africa.
Flexographic Plate – Photopolymer or Elastomer?
April 20, 2018 | Daywey Chen
At KYMC we have observed the integration of the elastomer plate and photopolymer plate usage. Taking advantage of each strength. The more durable and seamless attributes of the elastomer plate are used for printing repeated background designs. The fragmented designs and designs that require many versions are printed using photopolymer plates.
Print Defect: Ghosting Troubleshooting 101
April 6, 2018 | Daywey Chen
Ghosting describes the faint image produced and is most noticeably on in large solid areas. Ghosting is most commonly caused by the failure of the anilox to consistently supply sufficient ink throughout the printing process. Therefore, looking into your anilox is always a good way to start.
Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail!
March 23, 2018 | Finn Hinze
Any man-made synthetic material contains long homogeneous molecule chains that form a strong and uniform product. These chains join other long chains, leaving only a few open chain ends, and therefore only a small number of surface bonding points, and this is where the problem of low adhesion and what is known as ‘wettability’ occurs. Wettability is the ratio between the surface energies of the liquid ink and the solid substrate. In general, a material can be wetted if its surface energy, measured in dyne/cm, is greater than the surface energy of the liquid. If it’s the other way around, there will be adhesion problems.
New Breakthroughs in Electron Beam Ink Technology for Flexible Packaging
March 9, 2018 | ToyoInk Co., Ltd.
Toyo Ink research labs in Japan solved the technical challenge of non-evaporative wet trapping in flexo with the development of an EB-curable ink system for CI flexo printing: The Elex-one™ FL series. Since other contemporary, conventional EB flexo inks contain a small percentage of volatiles (solvents and water), a small trace of such ink components may evaporate during printing. This necessitates the continuous addition of lost components to retain print quality and often leads to discrepancies in ink stability and quality during printing. Elex-one is a completely non-volatile ink so there is no concern for the evaporation of volatile materials...
Multiflex Polybags Pvt.Ltd. received 2 gold/1 best at the 2017 Asian Packaging Excellence Awards
February 27, 2018 | KYMC Marketing
At KYMC we are more than a machine provider, we love to work with our customers to make them successful. We are proud of Multiflex to win 2 gold an 1 best at the 2017 Asian Packaging Excellence Awards. The awarded pieces were delivered by the KYMC Euroflex model- a Gearless CI Flexo press. The press is equipped with auto registration and impression capabilities, servo drives for finest register adjustment to 1 micron, and built from a solid monoblock frame…
How Controlling of The Water Based Ink Temperature Could Eliminate Ink Foams from Developing at The Containment Blade
February 27, 2018 | Ivan Lin
During printing as air travels back into the chamber after the ink transfer onto the printing plate, if the blade pressure to anilox roller is too high, this will prevent the air and ink from reentering into the chamber. This will cause an imbalance of air and ink flow, leading to foam generation and buildup at the back blade.
KYMC Concludes A Successful 2017 with 5 New Press Installations in India
February 2, 2018 | KYMC Marketing
KYMC in India has the leading position in terms of the number of presses installed as well as the widest range of printing applications against their peers.
A successful 50th anniversary celebration banquet
January 26, 2018 | KYMC Marketing
The KYMC 50th anniversary celebration banquet took place last week in Taichung, Taiwan. The banquet hosted close to 500 people. Our guest includes our valuable customers, suppliers, agencies, friends and families from all over the world. From countries including, Japan, India, Thailand, USA, South Africa, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Singapore, China, Germany…
UV Ink Could Help Your Plant Save Up to 200K Annually
January 19, 2018 | Daywey Chen
Discuss the potential cost savings that could be generated by UV inks from 5 different factors: ink cost, increase production hour, scrap reduction, reduce ink washup and increase run speed.
The adoption of Industry 4.0 projects could lead to a 30% to 50 % reduction machine downtime.
December 8, 2017 | Ivan Lin
In the printing and converting industry, one of the Industry 4.0 ideas is the communication between the different parts of the printing and converting process, enabling companies to utilize the information gathered to produce valuable actionable items in its production process, customer services, inventory management, and supplier management.
Rise of the water based Flexographic printing in the Asian market
November 24, 2017 | Adam Chang
Environmental awareness had grown in the Asia region. Many countries commenced placing much attention to the solvents that were used during printing; especially in the packaging industry. Package printing in Asia was typically conducted by the rotogravure process; especially in Japan and its following fans.
How KYMC is Becoming The Leading Brand in The Industry?
November 15, 2017 | KYMC Marketing
Today, KYMC has grown into a global company with locations in Taiwan, India and the United States; partnering up with agencies around the world to serve our worldwide clients. Our success came out of nowhere. We continue to seek excellence in new technologies. We take our clients’ needs as the priority, helping our clients succeed so we could be successful. Lastly, the reason for our success has everything to do with our values. The three main values that we emphasize constantly across the company includes becoming an innovative total solution provider to our clients, provide quality products and services to our clients at an affordable price and to be human-driven in everything we do.