Kustom Group is excited to announce new offerings for Soft Feel/Touch Coating needs for both UV and AQ.
KS-540 is a one-part UV Soft Feel coating, providing faster dry and protection versus its AQ counterparts. KS-540 also has a smoother finish versus our original KS-532. The one-part system allows for improved product stability, which translates to multiple uses from a single container. The unique chemistry of KS-540 requires special consideration for cleaning and wash chemistries; Kustom Group recommends KS-718 for this purpose. When using a roller coater versus an anilox, we recommend the use of KS-540HV.
KS-9812 is Kustom Group’s latest version of AQ Soft Feel, providing the smoothest lay and fastest dry over previous versions. KS-9812 is the most robust soft feel yet. It is also available at a higher viscosity, KS-9812HV, for application with a roller coater.
Using the term “Digital” has proven to be much too general. The term “Digital” is like saying “Offset”. To recommend a coating or overprint for “offset” there is a need to know which type of “offset” printing is being employed, i.e. web offset heatset, sheetfed offset, waterless, etc. Similarly, when asking for a coating or overprint for “digital” there is a need to know if the “digital” printing being employed is dry toner, wax toner, solvent based ink jet, waterbased ink jet, etc. This, along with the substrate involved, the coating method involved, the end use application and other vital questions that must be known if the correct coating product can be recommended.
We at Kustom realize that due to the wide variety of variables in this “digital” market that no single coating or overprint will satisfy and in the end there will be as many in the “digital” market as there are in the “offset” market. If you follow the link to our Digital Options page you find just a few of our products that are available. The other important link is our Kustom Digital Information Check List list too help guide the best selection for your application.
Printers are discovering that “feel” has become a powerful way to differentiate themselves from others and especially from the digital world. Soft Feel coatings and overprints were introduced some time ago with great success. Now to further expand the printer’s choices, Kustom has introduced a line of Sandy Feel coatings that give the feel of sandpaper when printed. Within this series you will find gloss, satin and matte products in chemistries such as water based and UV curable. To investigate the latest in tactile coatings, we recommend that you follow the link attached and see the various Sandy Feel coatings that Kustom Group has to offer. Sandy Feel Products