Kustom Group Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

On October 13 1989, Kustom Group was founded in Florence, KY with a staff of four.  Even without electric power as the electric company had diverted resources to help out with the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo, we produced our first batch and have continued to produce quality products for the printing industry ever since.

Beginning with Kustom Blending and following approximately a year later with Kustom Services, Kustom Group has expanded to provide its customers with quality manufacturing, sales, and technical service.

In 2002, we moved to our current facility in Richwood, KY.  This move allowed us to manufacture more products in a variety of batch sizes and to grow our business to be of better service to our customers, who are spread over 26 countries worldwide.

Kustom Group is proud to be the inventor of the first UV gels and UV flushing vehicles.  We continue to be on the forefront of developing new and exciting products under trade names such as Kentucky Shine, Kustom Kure, Lithomaster, and Kustom Kote.

We are also active in the printing industry as members of NAPIM, Cincinnati Ink Club, and Graphic Media Alliance.

Thank you to all of our customers, suppliers, and employees for their loyalty and years of support.

Product of the Week 10-7-19

Product of the week is KS-234 Chlorinated Polyester Acrylate. Making an ink that could use an enhancement in flexibility, pigment wetting, and adhesion? KS-234 is formulated to improve all of these desirable qualities in energy-curable inks.

Other features of KS-234:

  • Adhesion to a variety of plastics
  • Recommended usage of 5 – 25% into an ink

More information can be found on the KS-234 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 9-30-19

Product of the week is KB-144 Non-Yellowing Drier Compound. This compound is a highly effective carboxylate drier blend. KB-144 has minimal yellowing and provides both top and through dry to inks or oil-based overprint varnishes.

Other features of KB-144:

  • Suggested usage level: 1.0 – 4.0%
  • Excellent workhorse drier
  • Compatible with oil-based products

More information can be found on the KB-144 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 9-23-19

Product of the week is KS-535 Angle Dependent Metallic Red UV Coating. This special effect UV coating changes color from turquoise to brilliant silver to metallic red depending from which angle it’s viewed. KS-535 can be applied inline over UV or hybrid UV ink, or it can be applied offline over oil-based sheetfed ink.

Other features of KS-535:

  • Considered foil-stampable and glueable
  • Recommended application volume is 7-12 BCM
  • Excellent cure response
The different colors that can be seen in KS-535

More information can be found on the KS-535 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 9-16-19

Product of the week is KS-302 Kustom Kure UV Flushing and Grinding Vehicle. This vehicle is extremely versatile and is recommended for most UV/EB paste ink applications, including: lithographic, hybrid, letterpress, business form, carton, and label. KS-302 is especially effective for hard-to-disperse pigments and is typically applied on commercial and folding carton work on paper, paperboard, and other substrates.

Other features of KS-302:

  • Excellent flow properties with higher viscosity
  • Ideal for hybrid applications
  • Easy cleanup with less aggressive press washes

More information can be found on the KS-302 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

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