Drying, Curing & UV

  • New GM Photo Coater

    By Converter on March 30, 2020
    The new GM Photo Coater is designed for adding high-quality UV coating to photo papers, such as those used in photo books, to protect and enhance the images. It features a UV flexo varnish station which can be equipped with a sensor to offer spot varnish and Super Gloss embellishment for superior quality. Labels, stickers and other roll-fed products can […]
  • All around Drying and Curing

    By Converter on February 17, 2020
    At PaintExpo, Dr. Hönle AG shows their whole range of efficient drying and curing technologies, comprising infrared, ultraviolet, inert UV and trendsetting LED-UV curing. LED-UV systems have been increasingly applied for curing inks, coatings and finishes on sheet materials for some years, whereas they were hardly used for coating 3D objects, as the market didn’t offer UV-LED specific varnishes. This […]
  • Altus Adds Innovative UV Drying System to Portfolio

    By Converter on December 10, 2019
    As the trend toward miniaturisation continues, and the demand for increasing production time persists, Altus Group, a leading supplier of capital equipment in the UK and Ireland is looking at equipment to help make the process easier, including providing the most innovative UV drying systems available on the market. UV coatings and UV adhesives facilitate fast hardening in just seconds, […]
  • MRE installs first Mark Andy LED-UV press in Germany

    By Converter on November 20, 2019
    Mehner & Rust Etiketten GmbH (MRE), based in Lichtentanne, a small town between Plauen and Zwickau in Saxony, can trace its roots back to the period immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 when the Communist East Germany suddenly emerged into the capitalist western world. Founded and still owned and managed by Heiko Mehner and Klaus-Dieter Rust, […]
  • Label Centre install Dflex digital hybrid press

    By Converter on October 24, 2019
    UK Label Printer, The Label Centre, based in Dudley, West Midlands, has become the latest company to install the Dflex digital hybrid press from Focus Label Machinery Ltd. Established in 1999, the family owned business has continually invested, to grow the business, but this – their biggest investment to date – coincides with their 20th year in the industry. With […]
  • Zenith orders second hybrid press and adds three new guillotines

    By Converter on September 30, 2019
    Zenith Print Group has signed an order for a second a hybrid (UV and conventional inks) Speedmaster XL 106-5+LX3, a B1 five-colour with coater. It will be delivered in January. The first press of this specification went in last year opening up new packaging and commercial work. This will be the third press in its line-up (the third is a […]
  • IST (UK) to demonstrate its passion for print drying at The Print Show

    By Converter on August 30, 2019
    Production efficiency can be enhanced with the right drying technology and at The Print Show (17-19 September at the NEC) IST(UK) will demonstrate the latest solutions for the commercial and packaging and labels printers that offer a really good return on investment. This will give printers a peak preview of some of the developments also on show at LabelExpo in […]
  • Chadwicks Be-Gin Party Season with Lids for Alcoholic Ice Cocktails

    By Converter on October 11, 2018
    Heat seal pre-cut lids manufacturer Chadwicks of Bury (part of the Clondalkin Group) has produced a set of eye-catching lids for a new range of gin and vodka infused ice cocktails from frozen cocktail brand, LIC.
  • Dantex Group to showcase UV digital Pico range at Labelexpo Americas 2018

    By Converter on August 23, 2018
    Following Dantex’s success in the UV digital label press market, they look forward to promoting their digital capability further at Labelexpo Americas 25-27 September, held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Centre, Chicago  The popular PicoColour UV Digital Label Press will be running on booth for the duration of the event – versatile and with a small footprint, this printing […]
  • DELO presents solvent-free activators

    By Converter on August 20, 2018
    DELO has developed two new activators accelerating the adhesion build-up of metal adhesives such as DELO-ML. They allow speeding up production even without containing solvents, which simplifies work safety measures Activators reduce the curing time of metal adhesives, which achieve their strength under exclusion of oxygen. However, in contrast to metal adhesives or other reaction adhesives, most activators contain solvents. […]