When it comes to testing new inks, finding the time to run the ink in an actual pressroom setting is difficult at best. Customers usually don’t have enough free time to set aside presses for test runs.
Sericol has also run into the same challenge as the company began testing its new UV flexo inks. Rather than rely on lab testing and a few test runs, Sericol has purchased a Nilpeter FA-2500 5-color combination press.
“We have been working for two and a half years to develop UV flexo inks for label printers, and the biggest challenge was to get quality press time for testing,” said Gary Barnes, international marketing manager – packaging segment at Sericol.
Mr. Barnes said that once Sericol devoted itself to the narrow web roll label market, adding the Nilpeter press was the next step. “We decided to invest in a printing press, and this press sends a clear message,” he said. “When
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