David A. Teaches at National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) summer course

Fifty students and twenty-four teachers from all over the world came to participate in the National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI)  summer course held at Clemson University. Kustom Group’s David Aynessazian, Senior VP Technical and Marketing, was one of the teachers for this year’s course. David lectured on the history of litho ink and litho ink raw materials and gave a litho ink formulary review. At the course, students were able to ask questions and make contacts with industry leaders. Students also received a book that contains all of the presentations. The books can be continually referenced throughout their careers in the ink industry.


To learn more about the NPIRI summer course and to see what David has to say about it, click here.


Kustom Group Attends RadTech 2018

RadTech 2018 was held May 6-9, 2018 in Rosemont, IL. The biennial RadTech Technology Expo and Conference showcases the energy curing industry with technical sessions, panel discussions and exhibits from suppliers, trade publications and equipment manufacturers.

Kustom Group had several representatives at the show to meet with suppliers and customers, learn about new products and equipment and attend the technical sessions. The LED curing and Printing & Packaging technical sessions were very popular, as was the Exhibit Theater, where industry experts and attendees could have discussions on a wide variety of topics.


Sometimes to See, You Have to Turn off the Lights!

Introducing KS-872, Kustom Group’s first Glow in the Dark UV coating.  When properly activated with light exposure, KS-872 printed over white or light colors will glow in the dark.  KS-872 has been formulated for application to various paper and nonporous substrates with small or large volume anilox rollers or roll coaters.  KS-872 is a great product for lighting up your printed piece.


For more information, please see the Technical Data Sheet.

Kustom Group Offers Special Liquid Photoinitiator Blends

Stronger enforcement of the environmental rules in China have resulted in production limitations and shutdowns.  This has caused supply issues with many popular Photoinitiators commonly used in energy cure inks and coatings.  Kustom Group is offering specially formulated Photoinitiator blends as an alternative.  Over the last few months we have worked with our customers to successfully convert them to these blends.


View a list of our most popular Photoinitiator blends.


Give us a call and see if we can help you with your Photoinitiator needs.


Jerry Trauth

Product Manager Waxes, Additives and Ink Applications

cell: 859.485.3198

New Catalogs

We are excited to announce our updated catalogs!  These include our newest and most popular products.

Heatset and Sheetfed Waxes & Additives

Energy Cure Waxes & Additives

Oil-Based Litho Vehicles

UV Ink Vehicles



Please contact us for more information.

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