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Process Printing – Creating the color gamut from the subtractive model
July 22, 2020 | Daywey Chen
Process printing is the reproduction of the color gamut through a few ink colors. In flexography, the common process color used are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key or black. It is commonly abbreviated as CMYK. The four colors are printed onto the substrate as dots with varying size, shape and spacing. The four layers of CMYK dots are combined to form an optical illusion that these tiny dots are blended into smooth tones by the human eye. This process is known as the halftone process. The CMYK process printing is a subtractive model...
How to communicate in color?
July 8, 2020 | Daywey Chen
Communication has enabled society to advance. To be able to commutate effectively and efficiently has separated humans from all other species on the planet. People commutate in text, in sound, in code, in pictures…etc. People commute in many different languages, English, Chinese, Spanish, Malaysian…etc., you name it. As a printing professional, how do we communicate in color? What is the common color language that enables us to be on the same page?
Drying V.S Curing
June 17, 2020 | Daywey Chen
Drying process applies or generates heat to evaporate the water or solvents in the ink, leaving the pigment behind on the substrate to provide color. The curing process is the process to solidify the ink from liquid to solid...
The IR Drying Unit
June 9, 2020 | Daywey Chen
Drying is one of the most important factors in printing. You can print with great registration. You can print with great speed. At the end of the day, if the ink doesn’t dry, your end result wouldn’t come out good. There are many drying methodologies. In this article, we are going to explore one of the drying technologies, Infrared.
100% eco-friendly algae-based ink
May 26, 2020 | Daywey Chen
The definition of a 100% eco-friendly ink is that it can down the sink without causing any environmental harm. When we mention eco-friendly inks or biodegradable ink such as vegetable ink, soy ink or water-based ink. The term vegetable, soy, and water make it sounds like you can safely dump the ink waste down the drain. Some may even think that it could be safely consumed. However, this is not the case. These, vegetable, soy and water-based ink are not 100% eco-friendly...
包裝新趨勢
May 15, 2020 | Contributed by Wallace Nard
環保議題將持續影響及改變包裝市場。塗佈物質、貼合膠水、印刷油墨都將持續改變。以下讓我們來探討兩家國際大廠德國Henkel與美國INX INTERNATIONAL在產品上的方向,介由這兩家大廠的案例來幫助我們了解市場趨勢...
Impact of COVID-19 on the printing & packaging industry in the United States
April 9, 2020 | Daywey Chen
Up to April 9th, 2020 there are reported 430,210 COVID-19 infected cases and 14,736 deaths in the United States. This brings the death rate to 3.42% in the United States. Yes, COVID-19 is a very deadly and serious pandemic when you compared it to the historical death rate of seasonal flu in the United States: 0.1%. That makes COVID-19 34.2 times more deadly. So, how does this impact the printing & packaging industry in the United States? In the article, we will discuss about what’s happening now, and what is expected to happen in the mid to long term.
Tackling the Corrugated Market
March 20, 2020 | Daywey Chen
According to Mordor Intelligence market report, the corrugated board packaging market was valued at USD 262.61 billion in 2019, and it is expected to reach USD 339.95 billion by 2025, providing a CAGR of 4.41% over the next 5 years.
Why your A/B testing results may be false?
January 20, 2020 | Daywey Chen
A/B testing is used very commonly in businesses today. In the sales and marketing field, businesses produce different banners on the website and observe which one has the best click-through rate. Businesses produce different content in their email campaign to observe which type of content will lead to the most conversions. In the customer service field, businesses provide different customer service levels and try to conclude if the different customer service levels will affect the retention rate of the customer…etc. The application could be found in many areas...
A Working Business Model – For Printing & Packaging Players
December 16, 2019 | Daywey Chen
The printing and packaging industry is a competitive playground. Companies need to develop their core advantage to remain competitive on the market. Below are 6 areas that companies can build a moat to fight off the competition. Product, Service, Cost, Niche Market, Unique Business Model, Brand.
印刷包裝趨勢
December 10, 2019 | KYMC Marketing
成功的企業家都了解掌握趨勢的重要性。營運策略上可分為短、中、長期來規劃。掌握趨勢,於中、長期印刷包裝廠如何在這競爭的環境中生存呢?
India Printing & Packaging Market Analysis @ 2019
October 15, 2019 | KYMC Marketing
When it comes to India, it is both a love and hate market for many. The local demand and opportunities are huge. However, there also myriads of competitors fighting to get a bite of the market. In this article, we share some of the trends that are happening in the Indian market form our observation. You are welcome to join the discussion and share your thoughts and opinion.
10 attributes of a successful printing & packaging solution provider (part 2)
September 26, 2019 | Daywey Chen
We have shared the 6 attributes of a successful printing & packaging solution provider from our observation. In this article we will share the last 4 with you...
10 attributes of a successful printing & packaging solution provider (part 1)
September 25, 2019 | Daywey Chen
Overall the years, we have worked with many printing & packaging solutions providers. We have objectively observed the goods and the bads of these solution providers. There is no one right recipe to success. Yet, there are common attributes among the successful ones. Check to see if your company have displayed the following attributes...
KYMC Project Sharing
September 19, 2019 | Daywey Chen
At KYMC we found that bigger doesn’t mean better. Bigger company may have the economy of scale when it comes to mass orders. However, they often lack the flexibility of their smaller competitors. From the many printing and packaging solution providers that we have worked with. We found that having the right equipment is always a key factor to success. Drawing upon an analogy, are you using a knife to fight against a rifle? Or are you using a rifle to go against a rifle?
KYMC at the Touch Taiwan 2019 Exhibition
September 12, 2019 | KYMC Marketing

Touch Taiwan is an annual leading exhibition for the display industry. Connecting the high-tech industry’s supply chain. For the display application on OLED, Micro LED, digital signage, wearable display, automotive displays, logistics display and educational displays.2019 is KYMC’s fifth attendance to the show. This time around KYMC working together with the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan demonstrated our capability to fabricate OLED lighting and functional substrate using the flexographic printing process.

Printing Excellence in India by Flexure Print N Pack
July 25, 2019 | Flexure Print N Pack LLP
After years of running Indian make Flexo Presses, Flexure team was looking out for the next investment into a sophisticated, well-proven press that can deliver high quality results on a wide range of flexible packaging materials. KYMC was known to Flexure since a long time and having heard success stories of Indian customers with KYMC Presses, Flexure was keen to explore the possibilities. After witnessing a KYMC Press running High-quality commercial jobs with speeds in excess of 200mpm at KYMC’s well known customer in India, Flexure was convinced of the press stability, capabilities and its potential which was exactly what they were searching for. A well proven press coupled with total local support from KYMC India team assured Flexure peace of mind to go with an investment for their first imported press.
5 things to look for when selecting your production planning system for your factory
July 18, 2019 | Daywey Chen
System needs to be introduced to record daily operational information to help the staff make good decisions. At the same time providing data for future analysis and for future improvements. Some joke that the ultimate goal is to have a “monkey” to be operationally capable.
The Advent of the Flexible Electronics Market
May 28, 2019 | 陳岱蔚

The industry application for printed flexible electronic spans across many sectors. Sectors including automotive, logistics, wearable devices, healthcare, commercial display, consumer electronics, gaming, education, and packaging. These sectors have adopted the printing methodologies to develop HF & UHF RFID tags, functional substrates, flexible OLED lighting, flexible HMI panels and flexible sensors.

KYMC establishes stronger presence in Philippines
April 2, 2019 | KYMC Marketing

Last week, KYMC held an open house in the Philippines, where a seminar at the hotel was held in conjunction with a press demonstration at our client’s factory. The seminar was organized into two sections, with the first section focusing on environmental topics and industry trends. The second section focused on KYMC’s capabilities to support our customers through case studies sharing. How KYMC supported public traded companies to cut cost and increase production efficiencies to remain competitive on the market. How KYMC worked with our customers even long before the purchase of the machines to ensure the customers need was addressed and can be fulfilled... 

Success is forming relationships and this begins well before a customer places an order with us
February 20, 2019 | Nick Coombes
Attention to detail is our USP and essential in today’s ultra-competitive market.  There are many manufacturers of quality machines – but we aim to stand out by the level of personal attention we bring to every project however large or small.  By playing to our strengths and choosing the best partners to work with, we can make and keep promises to our customers – and that allows us to take a long-term view of the business.  If you have belief in your supply chain, you can build success.
Flexo Market Application Study
February 14, 2019 | Daywey Chen
According to CI Flexo Tech Magazine, the flexo accounts for 10% flexible packaging printing process in the Asia Pacific region, 53% in the European region and 80% in the Americas. Flexo was able to proliferate quickly throughout the America region because...
How printers from different parts of the world are treating VOCs emission?
December 13, 2018 | Daywey Chen
The action trend taken to reduce the VOCs emission by printers across the globe varies depending on factors such as the regulation intensity of the region, the technology advancement of the region, the environmental consciousness level of the demographics. In some parts of the world, not much attention is being placed into VOCs emission reduction. In some parts of the world, aggressive measures are taking place. In general, there are three ways to treat VOCs. 1. Targeting the issue from the source (raw materials), for instance changing from solvent inks to water-based inks 2. Targeting the issue by adopting a more environmentally friendly printing process, for instance changing from rotogravure process to flexographic process. 3. To target the issue by installing VOC converting or recycling equipment.
How to Choose a Flexographic Printing Plate
October 5, 2018 | Dr. Dieter Niederstadt

This week KYMC invited Asahi Kasei to share about the factors to consider when choosing a flexographic printing plate. To draw a case study demonstrating that choosing the right plate could impact the production efficiencies in terms of printing speed and machine downtime significantly: as much as 53% in overall equipment efficiency(OEE).

Case Study: 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 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.