Product of the Week 8-12-19

Product of the week is LED-890 Soft Feel LED Coating. This soft feel coating does not contain water and will cure and protect like a standard matte LED coating. LED-890 is similar to our previously featured products, KS-888 and KS-890. LED-890 is recommended for applications on covers, folding cartons, and non-porous labels. It can be applied over energy curable litho or flexo inks and over aqueous flexo inks.

Other features of LED-890:

  • Low thixotropy
  • Excellent cure response
  • UV/LED coatable, cold-foil stampable, and hot glueable

More information can be found on the LED-890 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 8-5-19

Product of the week is KB-633 Fast Setting, Laser Resistant Heatset F.F. Vehicle. This free flow vehicle is created for high-speed heatset printing—formulated to work even with short ovens! KB-633 is extremely fast setting and hard drying which helps to eliminate issues with marking through the delivery, chill rolls, and the bindery process.

Other features of KB-633:

  • Excellent gloss
  • Can be used as a companion for KB-673LT
  • Superb litho properties

More information can be found on the KB-633 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

NPIRI Summer Course

Just like past years, Kustom Group taught the upcoming generation of the printing industry at NPIRI’s (National Printing Ink Research Institute) summer course. Every year this course provides an in depth learning experience of the printing world. It covers, in detail, everything from how/why to choose raw materials to watching a printing press run. This summer the course was held at the Sonoco Institute at Clemson University from July 14-19. Kustom Group’s David Aynessazian, VP Technical & Marketing, has taught at this course many times. This time David could be found sharing his knowledge of formulating litho inks and vehicles. Below is a picture from the event and more information can be found on NAPIM’s (National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers) website.

NPIRI Summer Course 2019 speakers and attendees

Product of the Week 7-29-19

Product of the week is KSW-AQ60 Paraffin/Polyethylene Wax Emulsion. For use in aqueous products, KSW-AQ60 enhances mar resistance and anti-blocking properties. This emulsion can be used as an additive in paints, coatings, inks, and OPVs.

Other features of KSW-AQ60:

  • Increases water resistance
  • Adds heat resistance

More information can be found on the KSW-AQ60 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 7-22-19

Product of the week is KS-190 KY Shine High Body Press Stable Gloss OPV. This aqueous overprint varnish can be applied to paper, paperboard, Xerox, and HP Indigo through the inking unit of a sheetfed offset press. KS-190 provides excellent gloss as well as good rub and scuff resistance. Along with our KY Shine OPVs we always recommend using KS-702 KY Shine Blanket and Roller Spray. KS-702 is applied with a spray bottle onto the surface of the blanket and rollers before and after the KY Shine product is put on the press. This helps to clean and condition the surface to better accept the KY Shine OPV.

Other features of KS-190:

  • Exceptional set and dry speed
  • Enhanced press stability
  • Not for two sided printing

More information can be found on the KS-190 Technical Data Sheet, the KS-702 Technical Data Sheet, the KY Shine Press Instructions or by contacting us.

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