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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.
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.
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 boxes, 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.
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。
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).
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.
軟性電子印刷市場的來臨
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。
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... 
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.