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Arcar Graphics Introduces Energy Curable Narrow Web Ink Systems

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

ANN ARBOR, MI (July 15, 2002) - Arcar Graphics, a division of Flint Ink Packaging North America, will showcase two new energy curable narrow web printing systems at Labelexpo Americas 2002, September 10 - 12, Rosemont Convention Center, Chicago, IL. New ARCURE Rotary Screen, a UV Rotary Screen Ink System, and ARCURE 860, a multi-purpose UV Letterpress Ink System, will be among the advanced narrow web ink systems introduced by Arcar Graphics in the Flint Ink booth, # 817. "Our new UV inks provide performance-enhancing benefits that enable converters to achieve greater efficiencies and grow new business," says Mike Harjung, V.P. and General Manager, Arcar Graphics. "ARCURE Rotary Screen and ARCURE 860 are easy to work with, maintain their stability at high press speeds, and deliver vibrant color and sharp images for labels with powerful point-of-purchase appeal." The two new label printing ink systems to be featured by Arcar Graphics are: New ARCURE Rotary Screen Ink System - Arcar's new UV Rotary Screen Ink System is a high opacity, silicone-free ink system that provides excellent through cure, eliminates trapping and offers quick leveling for high speed production. This versatile, high performance ink system, designed specifically for a "Stork" rotary screen head, prints on wide variety of top coated films. It is available in all Pantone colors, including light-fast and ultra light-fast colors. Applications include cosmetic and personal care labels. New ARCURE 860 UV Ink System - ARCURE 860 is a high-strength, fast-curing UV Letterpress Ink System that enables printers to reduce ink consumption and create high resolution printed images on paper, film, or foil labels. In addition, ARCURE 860's state-of-the-art resin and photoinitiator chemistry eliminates the need for any additives and allows for an "always press ready" ink system. Applications include pharmaceutical, personal care, and general consumer labels. Arcar Graphics was purchased by Flint Ink in 2000 and specializes in waterbase and energy curable ink systems. The company has eight locations throughout the United States that enable it to provide rapid technical services and fast product delivery. For additional information about Acrar Graphics LLC label products and services, contact Mike Harjung, Vice President/General Manager, Arcar Graphics LLC, 450 Wegner Drive, West Chicago, IL 60185; Tel. 630-231-7313; Fax 630-231-3716; Email: mharjung@flintink.com ; Internet: www.flintink.com Founded in 1920, Flint Ink offers a comprehensive range of flexographic, sheetfed, web offset, gravure, UV/EB curable, and digital inks. Operations are organized into five segments: North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia/Pacific and CDR Pigments & Dispersions. Flint Ink operates nearly 100 facilities worldwide, employs approximately 5,000 people and has sales in excess of $1.6 billion USD worldwide. For additional information on Flint Ink's value-added products and services, contact: Rita Conrad, director of corporate communications, Flint Ink: 4600 Arrowhead Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; Tel: 734-622-6362; Fax: 734-622-6131; Email: rconrad@flintink.com; Internet: www.flintink.com.




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