Although oil-based KB-3116/KS-453 or KB-3011/KS-453 will always give better contrast than an all-UV combination, there are situations where oil-based products cannot be used. For this reason, Kustom Group developed the KS-463/KS-453 combination some years ago.
Some recent work has been done to make an improved version of KS-463, resulting in the formulation of KS-568 Strike Thru Matte UV OPV. Using KS-494 as the gloss UV coating on top of cured KS-568 increases the contrast by 10 points, achieving a contrast of 50-60 points.
Just like with KS-463, when cured KS-568 is used under KS-460, a fine reticulated look is achieved. KS-568 is a product which can be used to do both smooth and reticulation, with the only change being which coating you apply over it.
KS-568/KS-494 = Smooth
KS-568/KS-460 = Fine Reticulation
With more and more installs of Komori’s H-UV presses in the North American market, Kustom Group has seen a growing demand for H-UV curable coatings and lithographic overprint varnishes. To answer this demand, Kustom is proud to introduce its new line of H-UV curable products. They are:
Kustom Group is pleased to announce the development of KS-21005, which is our newest UV-curable gloss screen coating. KS-21005 maintains its very flexible nature even after being heated to temperatures as high as 350°F. The combination of high gloss, extreme flexibility and high heat resistance allows KS-21005 to be the perfect choice for labels and packaging where these attributes are very hard to achieve in a coating applied via screen at screen film thicknesses. Please contact your Kustom Group representative to get a sample of KS-21005 and see what this leap in technology has to offer your customers.