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UV-LED Application on Metallic Ink
January 19, 2021 | KYMC Marketing
The Guide to Selecting the Right Coating for Packaging
December 11, 2020 | Daywey Chen
Different coating methodologies serve to meet different purposes in packaging. There are lots of options for standard and specialty finishes. This can be confusing and overwhelming for many. In this guide, you learn how to choose the right coating based on the compatibility with your overall packaging specification such as the substrate used, the design requirements, and the budget constraint.
The Role of Laminating in Flexible Packaging
November 16, 2020 | Daywey Chen
The purpose of the laminating process is to produce a final flexible packaging with enhanced barrier properties, appearance and strength. Therefore, it can be applied to any applications that are looking for enhanced barrier properties, appearance and strength. Typically, lamination is found in an application where the product needs the packaging to extend its shelf life and to keep it fresh. A common application is the food industry...
In-line Laser Application on KYMC press
November 5, 2020 | KYMC Marketing
It’s all about the application! Now, there is a better way to produce window packaging, modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and easy-tear stripes on the packaging. By better, we mean greater flexibility, greater accuracy, faster, less waste, and less maintenance. KYMC is working with laser solution providers to provide our customers with the capability to meet the market application needs in a better way.
Find out if you are ready for ECG printing
October 27, 2020 | Daywey Chen
ECG is receiving greater attention in recent years because as print jobs are getting shorter and shorter, the number of job-change requirements is increasing. If the printer is able to set 7 colors to cover all jobs, then it prevents the need for color change during job-change. This will greatly reduce the job-changing time. Money is generated during press operation, not during job setup. However, it is more easily said than done. At the end of the day, if your operation is not ECG-ready, then we strongly advise you not to attempt it, it may cause more harm than benefit to your production. Now, let's examine if you are an ECG-ready company?
Laminating flexible materials - Lamination for flexible packaging | KYMC
October 20, 2020 | Daywey Chen
The goal of the laminating process is to produce a final substrate with enhanced barrier properties, appearance, and strength for flexible packaging. The different films, paper, and aluminum foil all have different properties. Laminating machinery can be categorized into 4 main categories by its process. This includes dry lamination, wet lamination, solventless lamination, and wax or hotmelt lamination.
what is a flexo printing press?
October 6, 2020 | Daywey Chen
The flexo or flexographic printing press is used commonly in the food packaging industry. The flexo or flexographic press is commonly associated with the plastic industry as many of the food packaging products use plastics. Besides the food packaging industry, the flexo printing press is also associated with industries including paper bags, carton and cardboard box, medical packaging, sanitary product labels, and the diaper industry. In recent years the flexo printing press is also found in the process for printed electronics manufacturing such as RFID, OLED lighting, functional substrates, circuit boards, and sensors.
Should I use a motor or brake for web tension control?
September 16, 2020 | Daywey Chen
To help us make a decision of using a motor or brake for the tension control, we can first understand the pros and cons of each from 6 perspectives. Tension Precision, Cost, Maintenance, Installation, Torque Requirements and Energy Consumption.
Tension Control – The Types of Motor and Brakes
September 8, 2020 | Daywey Chen
Web tension control is one of the most important factors affecting the quality of the print. In Flexographic printing web tension is divided into three zones: unwind (infeed), Printing (Intermediate), and rewind (outfeed). To keep substrates at specific tension in each zone, tension drives are used. The two common tension drive is motor and brakes (clutches).
The three main families of PE films
August 13, 2020 | Daywey Chen
Polyethylene (PE) is one of the most common films used in today’s market. There are three main families of the PE films, which are LDPE (low-density PE), LLDPE (linear low-density PE), and HDPE (high-density PE). LDPE is best in clarity, most resistant to tear, and as the lowest stiffness. LLDPE has higher stiffness when compared to LDPE and is somewhat resistant to tear and has the greatest potential for downgauging. HDPE has the highest stiffness, but it is less resistant to tear and has the highest tensile strength. HDPE is the best barrier material of the three.
NIR drying system increase printing speed by 60%
August 5, 2020 | Inkjet Insight LLC
A test study was conducted by adphos, an NIR drying solution provider. To replace an IR + hot air drying with aNIR® (advanced Near InfraRed) resulted in an 60% in print speed from 500fpm to 800fpm for high coverage sample job.
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...