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Sun Chemical/DIC Experts to Discuss Benefits of UV Printing of Plastic Cards during ICMA’s North American Workshop

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Table Top Display at the Event to Highlight Product Lines for Plastic Card Market 

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – Sun Chemical’s Sam McReynolds and DIC’s John Schneiderhan will speak about the benefits of UV curable printing for plastic cards during the International Card Manufacturers Association’s (ICMA) North American Workshop.

The presentation, to be delivered from 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21st at the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., will discuss how UV curable printing technology can enhance current plastic card print operations.

The presentation will show that with moderate capital investments in equipment that can enhance current screen presses, UV curable printing can improve the overall bottom line of a card printer with faster speeds, better outcomes, enhanced security, and additional environmental benefits. 

They will also mention how modern ink developments can offer card manufacturers opportunities to increase efficiencies, change the way cards look, and incorporate added value features. Additionally, the presentation will provide strategies and tricks on how to cure inks without distorting the plastic and how to make adjustments based on the power of the UV lamps.

McReynolds is a technical manager at Sun Chemical. He brings over 36 years of experience working in the screen print industry and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. 

Schneiderhan is a business development manager at DIC/Sun Chemical and has worked in the plastic card industry since 1993, playing an instrumental role in the development of DIC magnetic tape products. He is a graduate of Allegheny College.

Sun Chemical Products for the Plastic Card Market

Sun Chemical will have a table top display at the ICMA North American Workshop which will showcase products specifically designed for the plastic card market including its SunCarte® family of screen and offset inks and DIC magnetic tapes.

Sun Chemical’s SunCarte® family of screen and offset inks, adhesives, and varnishes, offer high bond strength and adherence to lamination while also providing consistent color reproduction. SunCarte can also be customized to deliver various metallic finishes. The line is easy to use and provides excellent adhesion to common plastics, helping printers meet the needs of the plastic card market.

The SunCarte product line includes new UV screen inks offering a variety of finishing options for use on plastic cards. SunCarte Opaque White ink was specially designed to work on colored PVC core material, whileSunCarte Clear inks can be used to provide pearl, silver, gold and special effect color finishes. SunCarte Clear also offers adhesive properties as the ultra-thin cured ink film minimizes the buildup profile.

SunCarte also includes an Offset UV Plastic Card ink series designed exclusively for use on plastic cards. Compatible with a wide range of plastics, SunCarte Offset UV Plastic Card inks offer high bond strength, excellent printability and heat resistant colors. The plastic card inks can also be used with the Sun Chemical Dispenser Program’s MX12 ink dispensers.

Additionally, DIC magnetic tapes have been supplied to the financial sector globally for more than 40 years. The portfolio of magnetic tapes offered by DIC, Sun Chemical’s parent company, can come in a variety of colors and styles, offer brand protection and security features, and can be used to enhance branding. 

For more information about Sun Chemical and DIC products for the plastic card market, visit Sun Chemical’s table top display at the ICMA North American Workshop or visit www.sunchemical.com/plasticcards.


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