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Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica Invites Attendees to Flexo Curing Seminar in Dallas

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Press release from the issuing company

Important seminar addresses the decision to implement E-beam or LED-UV curing technology

  • Leading experts will speak on the benefits and opportunities of electron beam curing and LED-UV
  • Experienced brand owner will provide insight into trends in packaging segment impacted by new curing technology
  • Round table discussion will feature a narrow web printer and flexible packaging printer using both curing systems

What should printers consider when deciding to implement E-Beam or LED-UV curing technology? That is the question being posed to attendees by Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica and the Flexographic Technical Association at its new half-day seminar entitled “We Have The Cure,” scheduled for March 28, 2019 in the Dallas headquarters of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica.

“Our goal is to help printers and converters determine which curing technology is best for them and their market,” says Jeff Dietz, vice president at Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica. “Both E-Beam and LED-UV are achieving great popularity. We’ve invited leading experts to discuss the benefits and opportunities of each technique and how they relate to electron beam curing and LED-UV to the press, inks, and plates. We’ll have on hand an experienced brand owner to talk about trends in packaging and how it impacts the need for newer curing technology. The round table discussion will include two special guests: a narrow web printer and a flexible packaging printer who are both currently running E-Beam and LED-UV. Every participant will leave with a clear understanding of the process, variables to consider when implementing, and the knowledge to determine whether this technology is right for their business.”

Topics to be covered over course of the seminar will include:

  • How to remove the need for drying time or powder with inks that cure instantly;
  • Expanding substrate offerings to include plastics and other materials that don’t absorb inks;
  • How to achieve quality, safety-conscious print results with heat-sensitive substrates;
  • Why and how LED-UV lamps last significantly longer – (10x) than traditional UV lamps, saving time and money (LED-UV modules can provide 30,000+ hours of curing, when operated at the proper power capacity);
  • How to eliminate heat, ozone and mercury from the press room, making the process safer and improving overall environmental impact;
  • How LED-UV curing eliminates the release of VOCs because UV inks are free of solvents and avoids the environmental issues caused by them;
  • How to bypass the energy costs and heat-related hazards of heatset drying;
  • Which value-added coatings can be used efficiently and effectively;
  • High-end printing effects, like drip-off (a.k.a. “strike through”) and how they can be achieved, and discussion of further developments in this arena that are broadening creative applications and what is possible with printing.

The seminar begins at 9 a.m. with a warm welcome from the organizations along with coffee followed by each presentation. At 12 noon, there will be a break for lunch followed by a round table discussion and Q & A to end the session at 2 p.m. The seminar is free for FTA members.

FTA, chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,350 member sites that represent more than 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.

For more information visit the company's web site at www.koenig-bauer.com.

Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica and the Flexographic Technical Association present an all new half-day seminar entitled “We Have The Cure,” scheduled for March 28, 2019, which will take place at the Dallas headquarters of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica and where attendees can learn more about its EVO XG flexographic press.

 

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