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PrintCity Announces Optimised Sheetfed UV Printing Guide

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Augsburg, Germany, 8 April, 2008 – The PrintCity Alliance Project Group 'UV Printing' announces a completely new edition of its Optimised Sheetfed UV Printing - Best Practice Guide for 2008. As value added UV sheetfed printing is of ever increasing interest worldwide, the new Guide answers these questions and many more:

-- Do you want to grow your business by using Value Added Printing?

-- Do you want to sell print into new higher value markets?

-- Do you want a Guide that gives you all the economic data, production tips and best practice knowledge, all in one place?

If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you should contact the UV Printing PrintCity Alliance members to ask for your own personal copy of this 64 page Guide in any of these languages – English, German, French, Italian, Spanish:

Adphos-Eltosch, Böttcher, MAN Roland, Merck, Trelleborg, Sappi, Sun Chemical, UPM

This unique publication, with the shared knowledge of these market leading ink, paper, press, consumables and UV curing companies is also available at a price of €30 per copy from the new PrintCity Alliance Web Shop at www.printcity.de/shop . For purchasers in the USA & Canada, copies can be obtained from the bookstore at the PIA/GATF web site at www.gain.net 

This Optimised UV Sheetfed Printing Guide is the most comprehensive reference book available, produced with the aim of educating printers, converters and brand owners worldwide about UV sheetfed printing 'best practice' for both packaging and commercial printing.

Based on the first edition guide published by PrintCity members in 2004 and already used by thousands of printers, this new 2008 edition focuses on strategic and economic advantages of the process and includes major new sections or expanded analysis and guidance on:

-- New section on 'UV Printing Economics' – Analysis of 9 different processes for both commercial and packaging printing applications. Includes investment and operating costs for prepress (plates), press (make-ready, production) and consumables (ink, coating, paper/board), giving a complete overview to assist investment decisions

-- Choice of which UV Process – Dedicated UV, alternating UV, primer-UV, classic UV, hybrid UV – versus the benchmark conventional sheetfed offset process

-- Selection of Equipment & Consumables – Best practice guidelines for a wide range of printing and packaging applications. Equipment and consumables overview and advice across many different press configurations

-- UV Best Practice Operation – Including safety & environment considerations, inks & coatings, curing systems, post-press processing and production diagnostics

-- Most Frequently Asked Questions – About UV Sheetfed operations – packaging and commercial printing

-- UV Printing Overview – Why use UV? What is UV curing? Which UV ink system?

The guide has been compiled by PrintCity Alliance project members Adphos-Eltosch, Böttcher, MAN Roland, Merck, Trelleborg, Sappi, Sun Chemical and UPM under the project leadership of John Adkin of Sun Chemical.

Other contributors include Agfa-Gevaert, Eurographica, FOGRA, GATF and the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating at the University of Swansea.

At only €30 per copy it is a "Must Buy, Must Read" investment for anyone already active in, or considering, UV Sheetfed commercial or packaging printing.