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Kohl & Madden: ETCHLess Inks Offer Faster Setting, Drying, Sharper Printing

Press release from the issuing company

FORT LEE, NJ – November, 2002 -- Kohl & Madden Printing Ink Corporation, a well known ink manufacturer supplying high quality inks to the sheetfed and commercial markets, has completed extensive press testing of a series of new sheetfed offset inks called ETCHLess inks. These new inks print with water only; no fountain solution etch or alcohol substitutes are needed. The ETCHLess ink series is based on a new, patented technology that offers the printer faster setting and drying times, resulting in quicker work and turn - while maintaining extremely sharp printing due to minimal dot gain. A proprietary selection of resins and oils enhances the transfer of ETCHLess inks and provides exceptional trapping efficiency. They also provide faster plate clean-up, resulting in quicker make ready and reduced waste. ETCHLess inks will stay open in the fountain for 24 hours, and the dried ink film will accept water and/or UV coating, foil stamping and lamination. "This patented technology represents a major step forward in simplifying the offset printing process. It offers value to printers by limiting chemistries in the pressroom with no loss of print quality," said Craig Morgan, Kohl & Madden's Director of Marketing. ETCHLess inks are available in standard process colors, and as a Pantone color blending system. A new brochure describing and demonstrating Kohl & Madden's ETCHLess ink is available from your local K&M sales representative, who will also be happy to arrange a press trial in your facility. Manufacturing quality printing inks since 1906, Kohl & Madden operates more than 30 manufacturing locations throughout the United States. The company is based in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Kohl & Madden is part of Sun Chemical Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of high quality printing inks. Please visit the K&M web site at www.kohlmadden.com.