Cincinnati Ink Club Golf Outing 08/24/2023

To all,

  Just a friendly reminder that the Cincinnati Ink Club outing is a few months away.  There is a link at the bottom with all the details including registration forms.

Please try to get your registration forms in soon, so we can get a good idea on just how many golfers we will have this year.

  We look forward to another great turnout!  Good times to share with friends and acquaintances from the industry!!


  The Cincinnati Ink Club

Product Spotlight 10/22/2020

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Today’s Product Spotlight is on KS-7074 Film Food Packaging Gloss AQ Coating, and KS-7080 Paper Food Packaging Gloss AQ Coating. Both are formulated with 21CFR 175.300 approved materials. Use KS-7074 on applications with anilox rollers to film and other non-porous substrates. Use KS-7080 on paper/paperboard stock for commercial or folding carton sheetfed work. These uniquely formulated coatings contain no VOC’s, exhibit low odor characteristics and considered low migration.

Other features of these exciting new aqueous coatings:

  • Gloss values consistent with non-compliant water coatings
  • Good rub and scuff resistance
  • Low foaming
  • Good for most hot foil stamping, imprinting and gluing applications(see TDS for more details)

More information can be found on the individual technical data sheets:

Product Spotlight 07/24/2020

Today’s product Spotlight is on KSW-UV200 Carnauba Wax Compound for Energy Cure systems. KSW-UV200 is formulated to provide consistent wax particle size in a stable wax dispersion. KSW-UV200 is an effective slip additive with high gloss retention.

Other features of KSW-UV200:

•      Manufactured using only Nestle Compliant Raw Materials

•      Improved scratch and slip

•      Improved water resistance and anti-blocking

•      High gloss retention

•      Easy to incorporate with no dust hazard

More information can be found on the KSW-UV200 Technical Data Sheet or on our website at

Kustom Group and S-One Label & Packaging form new strategic partnership.

Please visit the link below, and stay tuned to the Kustom Group website for more information coming soon.

Product Spotlight 05/11/2020

Today’s product Spotlight is on KB-1908 Gloss Varnish. KB-1908 is a 100% non-volatile gloss varnish. It has a medium tack range versus typical gloss varnishes which allows addition into inks with minimal effect on finished ink tack.

Other features of KB-1908:

  • Medium tack
  • 100% non-volatile
  • Hard drying

More information can be found on the KB-1908 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

ASTM International Technical Committee Meeting

The next ASTM International Technical Committee meeting for D01 Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications that was scheduled for June 28-July 2, 2020 in Washington DC has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Printing Inks and Ink Vehicles Sub-Committee will be meeting on a conference call (exact date and time TBD) to review test methods related to the ink and ink vehicle industry as well as discuss test methods under development and propose new test methods for consideration.

All interested parties are encouraged to find more information by visiting or by contacting Sub-Committee Chair-Person Karen Schroeder at Kustom Group (859) 485-8600.

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