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Recommendation to choosing the best flexo press for 2021
February 25, 2021 | Daywey Chen
As uncertainty is greater than ever, you need to think broader than ever. You not only have to think in terms of the short term but in the mid to long term as well. In the different periods, what is your worst-case scenario? We all like to think positively and look forward to a bright future. You may be investing in a new flexo press because you have received a promised large order for the next few years from a client. You may be investing in a new flexo to expand your product line. Ok, that’s great, but what if it doesn’t work out. What if your promised large order never came in? What if your order came in but was half of the promised volume? What if you were unable to bring on new customers with your expanded product line? You need to think about all the “What if”. You need to put on your pessimistic attitude. In your worst-case scenario, how long will you be able to last if the expected incoming cash flow falls short? Will you be able to renegotiate your terms with your financial institution? Will you be able to sell off the machine as a used one? Will layoffs be needed and how much it will cost you to layoff your employees?
Flexography matching Rotogravure?
February 17, 2021 | Daywey Chen
Currently, rotogravure is a more widely adopted printing process in the East. Due to environmental issues and production efficiency requirements. Many printers and converters are switching from the Rotogravure over to the Flexographic printing process. However, one of the biggest obstacles that are preventing the switch is the print quality. Rotogravure has been known to produce high quality prints easily. Traditionally, flexography is unable to match the printing quality of the rotogravure. But as flexography matures and advances, the quality gap between the two is closing up. To produce a good quality print in flexographic printing, one must first obtain a suitable flexo plate and anilox combination. A suitable combination will allow for high quality flexographic print to match the quality of the rotogravure print.
Wide Web Flexo Press – Setup Operation
January 26, 2021 | Daywey Chen
Investing in the flexographic press is the easy part. The hard part is to get the flexographic press up and running. How to get the press operational? In this article we will be discussing the main steps in setting up a wide web flexographic press. This includes: Job Verification, Print Deck Planning, Selecting the Anilox and Plate, Doctor Blade Setup, Ink pH and Viscosity Setup, Ensure Sufficient Dyne Level and Other Pressrun Checks...
UV-LED Application on Metallic Ink
January 19, 2021 | KYMC Marketing
Case Study: Working with Our Clients to Strive Through the Pandemic
December 24, 2020 | KYMC Marketing
You never know what is going to happen. Tomorrow can be good or bad. But when things turn in the opposite direction, you can count on KYMC to be there for you. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, travel restrictions were enacted. As result, all of our customers were affected. In this article, we would like to draw out one of the many examples of how KYMC worked with our customers to strive through this chaotic period as a team. A Portuguese customer trusted KYMC by ordering 5 KYMC machines to set up its new production line. This includes...
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.
Continue to Supply the Market with Inline Flexo
November 25, 2020 | KYMC Marketing
Albeit the market disruption caused by the Corona Virus, the demand for the KYMC inline flexographic press continues to go strong. The inline flexographic presses are supplied to the major players of take-out bags, fast food wrappers and containers producers across the globe, ranging from USA, China, India to Vietnam. 
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...
5 mistakes to avoid when buying flexographic printing press
October 13, 2020 | Daywey Chen
Buying a flexographic printing press is a lengthy process. As the price of the press reaches the millions maybe the more appropriate term should be investing instead of buying. Buying something is when you can replace the commodity easily with another. Investing in something is when you are stuck with it in the long term once you have made the decision. The investment of flexographic printing machinery should be a major process for each company and should be taken with great care. A good investment will leverage a company’s market competitiveness. A bad investment will develop into a headache. The aim of this article is to point out the commonly made mistakes and to help you make the right decision.
Ultraflex來囉! 來勢洶洶的衛星式 UV-LED 混血
September 22, 2020 | KYMC Marketing
(UV-LED + 溶劑/水性油墨)
坤裕精機擁有超過50年的柔版印刷設計及整合應用經驗。 此次與台灣半導體照明及豐彩科技材料攜手合作打造新世代之衛星式柔版印刷機。台灣半導體照明為LED製造及新LED應用開發之領導品牌,逾10年之經驗,持續將高質量及可靠之LED解決方案輸出至國際市場。豐彩科技材料為油墨領域之專家,豐彩科技材料強大的研發團隊,擁有滿足多產品線多產業之能力。在三方的合作之下,今天我們向全球發表我們的傑出成果-我們的新機種Ultraflex。
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.
December 10, 2019 | KYMC Marketing
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...
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.
May 28, 2019 | 陳岱蔚
軟性電子的應用領域眾多,包括汽車,物流,可穿戴設備,醫療保健,商業展示,消費電子,遊戲,教育及包裝等。這些領域用採用印刷技術開發出HF&UHF RFID標籤,功能性基板,柔性OLED照明,可撓式HMI面板及可撓式感測器。
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 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).
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.