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KYMC @ All in Print China 2018
November 6, 2018 | KYMC Marketing
Flexo printing technology has been in China for over 30 years. Over the years flexographic process had only received minimal adoption in the China market when compared to the offset and rotogravure printing process. One of the main reasons is because of the poor image quality produced from the process when compared to offset and rotogravure.
KYMC @ Vietnam Plas 2018
November 6, 2018 | KYMC Marketing
The market in Vietnam is growing rapidly, with an estimated population of 96 million and with a median age of 30.9 years old, the country has a bright future in terms of its population. The GDP per capita in 2017 is estimated to be USD2,343 and with a GDP growth rate of 6.8%. with a healthy young workforce population and a healthy growth in GDP the domestic demands for goods and services are expected to rise
How to Choose a Flexographic Printing Plate
October 5, 2018 | Dr. Dieter Niederstadt
This week KYMC invited AsahiKasei 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).
Water based ink V.S Solvent based ink
September 28, 2018 | Daywey Chen
Typically speaking water-based ink could be considered if your application is to run at slower printing speed and on an absorbent substrate. The water-based ink that consists of much less organic solvent could provide printers with less VOC emission issues to worry about. At KYMC we had a customer that ran solely on water-based ink as VOC emission permits are required in the region. As the sales orders fluctuate from month to month, the VOC emission permit may be insufficient or excessive depending on the order quantity of that month. To avoid this issue...
KYMC @ Touch Taiwan 2018
September 27, 2018 | KYMC Marketing
Touch Taiwan is an annual exhibition that gathers companies within the display industry. The exhibition featured exhibit categories ranging from flexible printed technologies, film technologies, micro-LED, mini LED, OLED, high functional glass, smart automotive display technologies…etc.
KYMC @ Taipei Plas 2018
September 24, 2018 | KYMC Marketing
TaipeiPlas, Aug 15th to 19th, attracted 540 exhibitors and more than 18,000 visitors to the exhibition. During the event, addition to our exhibition booth, KYMC had also set up a VIP lounge for our customers, allowed conversations to be conducted in a relaxing and comfortable environment...
AM Screening V.S FM Screening
August 30, 2018 | Daywey Chen
Must know screening concepts to succeed in Flexo printing

AM screening and FM screening both has its advantages and disadvantages. In general FM screening are more suitable for details images, highlights, and shadows. AM screening performs better in mid-tones. FM are more consistent in its ink delivery, therefore, some say that it is able to produce a very stable appearance. This could be good things unless your print doesn’t match your proof. When the mismatch occurs, it will be difficult for press operators to tweak the appearance on the press. As Technologies advances, the newer XM screening takes advantage of AM & FM screening to produce to better print quality.
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.
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.
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…
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.