Examples of flexible packaging constructions, as well as prints made from Flint Group's full portfolio of UV curable inks, are also on display.
Vivo Color Solutions became commercially available to Flint Group Narrow Web customers in early 2019. Since then, the web-based system, which is designed to increase the converter’s color accuracy and reduce press downtime and substrate waste, has been expanded to include 180,000 ink formulations and pantone references. Additionally, Vivo Color Solutions is now designed to feed formulations directly to ink dispensing equipment. These exciting advancements help converters meet color matching demands from designers and brand owners.
Flint Group Narrow Web has also introduced the latest developments, including Dual-Cure capability, to its UV LED ink and food packaging compliant portfolios. UV LED technology can increase a converter’s press productivity and lower the energy consumption, therefore delivering significant savings. Henrik Bernquist, product manager, explains, “The UV LED technology (lamps and our inks) enables higher printing speeds, quicker job changes and less waste, 50% reduction in energy consumption, and importantly, a reliable and consistent cure. This is particularly important when printing products for food packaging. Additionally, our Dual-Cure offering means that converters who have presses with both mercury and LED lamps need only one ink series for both kinds of cure. This simplifies the inventory management for our customers.”
Niklas Olsson, business development manager, concludes, “Our mission at Labelexpo is to help converters expand their capabilities in the world of narrow web printing and find new revenue streams and business inspiration. With our unique product portfolio and our deeper understanding of our customers’ needs, we are dedicated to becoming the ‘go-to’ advisor for the label and packaging industries. We offer a complete range of the latest inks and advanced colour management services for any narrow web printing technique, and take great pride in the high and consistent quality of our press-ready products. We are pleased to attend Labelexpo Europe in its 40th anniversary year.”