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Flexo Market Application Study
February 14, 2019 | Daywey Chen
How to choose your digital printhead?
January 18, 2019 | Daywey Chen
Nozzles, picoliter, thermal printhead, piezo-electric printhead, drop-on-demand(DoD), continuous inkjet, binary, greyscale are specification describing the digital printhead. Understanding the meaning of these terms will help you understand how the printer operates and will help you to select the right digital printhead for the right job. However, it is rare that for the supplier to stop and explain them. So here is where we stop and explain it to you.
2018 survey on the top 10 concerns of printing and packaging companies in China
January 10, 2019 | Daywey Chen
Through research conducted by CI Flexo Tech Magazine, 32.35% responded that 2018 was a much better year than 2017, 35.29% responded that 2018 was a better year than 2017, 26.47 % responded that 2018 and 2017 are about the same, and 5.88% responded that 2018 was a worst than 2017. The top concerns of the printers and packaging companies in China could be broken down into cost, skill, and technology maturity...
2017 China CI Flexo Press Market Report
January 4, 2019 | Daywey Chen
According to CI Flexo Tech Magazine, in China the estimated total number of CI presses installed increased from 218 in 2016 to 271 in 2017, a 24% increase. The future competition for the flexo press market lies in how efficient and the speed of changing jobs and not in how fast the press can run at...
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.
Wide Web V.S Narrow Web Flexo Printing
November 23, 2018 | Daywey Chen
In today’s competitive environment, printers need to be as competitive as possible. To be competitive, one needs to choose the right tool for the right job. Wide web press and narrow web press both has its advantages and disadvantages. At the end of the day, it comes down to what your main goal is. For instance, is your main goal to be as environmentally friendly as possible to save cost from pollution emission and to build up a good eco- friendly company image? Is your main goal speed since most of your job orders are very long runs? Is your main goal for printing labels at small quantity?
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
Offering variety Solutions for 100% Inspection and Web Monitoring
November 2, 2018 | BST Eltromat
BST eltromat International offers various solutions for 100% inspection and web monitoring for quality assurance in narrow, mid and wide web applications such as label and package printing. The inspection systems from the BST eltromat cooperation partner Nyquist Systems complement this offer.
Eliminate the Dangers of Steel with TruPoint® Doctor Blades
October 19, 2018 | Christine Duggan
This week KYMC invited Flexo Concepts to share about press room improvement from a doctor blade standpoint. Every industry has its challenges, and for the flexo printing industry, they include anilox scoring and pressroom injuries related to the use of steel doctor blades. Fortunately, due to advancements in polymer materials and tip designs, press operators no longer have to trade the safety benefits of plastic doctor blades for the effectiveness of steel... 
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...
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.
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.