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Coates Screen To Feature Three New Ink Systems For Screen Printing At SGIA '05

Press release from the issuing company

ST. CHARLES, IL - July 29, 2005 - Coates Screen, a division of Sun Chemical, will feature three new UV ink systems offering superior performance in demanding screen printing applications at its booth at SGIA '05 in New Orleans from Sept. 28 - Oct. 1. The new screen printing ink systems and their intended applications are: Revolution (REV) inks, fast-curing, multi-purpose inks for printing point-of-purchase (POP) materials and displays on a wide range of substrates; Monocure Multipurpose Container (MPC) inks, for high-speed direct screen printing on all types of blow molded plastic containers; and Vinyl Banner (VYB) ink, for printing banners, displays, point of purchase materials and decals on all types of vinyl substrates. “These three new ink systems reinforce Coates Screen's technological leadership in the screen printing ink industry,” said R. Barry Marshall, president. “Each delivers better physical properties and appearance across a broader range of substrates than competitive products, thus enabling screen printers to compete more effectively with alternative printing methods.” REV series inks offer excellent outdoor durability and are the fastest-printing multi-purpose UV inks available in the screen print industry. Optimized for use on in-line presses, their unique chemistry allows quick ink release from screens with minimal dot gain when printing process colors. REV inks are the only multi-purpose UV inks on the market that perform well on all typical display substrates and also can be used without additives to screen print treated corrugated plastic and treated polyethylene. Supplied pressready, REV inks require no additives under normal printing conditions. They are available in: C-Mix 2000 blending colors, Euro, standard density SWOP and high density SWOP process colors; standard black, white and clear; and custom colors and color matches. REV inks can be used with Coates' Formulator IDS ink dispensing equipment and Formulator scales. MPC Series inks offer the best abrasion resistance for inks of this type, which results in lower reject rates for printed containers after shipping. Their excellent chemical resistance, particularly to alcohol, water, detergents and oils, make them ideal for applications requiring tough, product-resistant decoration. Fast-curing MPC inks can be used on a much broader range of plastic substrates than competitive products, including treated polyethylene, treated polypropylene, treated polyethylene terephthalate (PETE), polycarbonate, PETG, and styrene. Enhanced rheology prevents drip through problems and improves printability. MPC inks are supplied press-ready and require no additives under normal printing conditions. They are available in C-Mix 2000 blending colors plus opaque black and opaque white and can be used with Coates' Formulator scales and Formulator IDS ink dispensing equipment. VYB Series inks are formulated to deliver unequaled adhesion on virtually all grades of nonpressure sensitive vinyl banner stock and static cling vinyl, including difficult-to-print highly plasticized grades characterized by poor ink receptivity. The inks offer excellent flexibility with minimal or no edge curl. Prints made with VYB inks are designed for up to three years of outdoor use. VYB inks are supplied pressready and require no additives under normal printing conditions. They are available in C-Mix 2000 blending colors and Euroscale and SWOP four-color process colors, plus black, white and clear. Also at SGIA '05, Coates Screen will feature the company's complete line of products for the screen printing industry, including inks, dispensers, printing equipment, consumable supplies and ancillary equipment. For more information, please visit Coates Screen division of Sun Chemical at SGIA '05 Booth #2261, or see our Web site at www.sunchemical.com.