Extension of product safety and quality guarantee: Atlantic Zeiser Group, a leading developer and supplier of integration modules and standardised total solutions for industrial digital printing has announced its OMEGA and GAMMA printing systems as well as the corresponding UV inkjet inks developed in-house now hold UL certification of the official authorities based on an 3M initiative. The certification guarantees that using 3M's high-quality label material with Atlantic Zeiser printing modules and inkjet inks will maintain a consistently high level of product quality. Customers, label and machine manufacturers have the assurance that they can rely on a tried and tested combination of printing technology, printing inks and printing materials.
“Atlantic Zeiser and 3M, the market-leading manufacturer of high-performance films and labels, have been working closely together for some time. The basis for this newly attained UL certification is our common interest in developing new products and solutions for label applications in UV inkjet printing,” says Cathrin Becker, Market & Product Manager of Digital Printing and Coding Solutions at Atlantic Zeiser. Atlantic Zeiser has been including 3M label materials for UV inkjet printing in its ranges at trade shows, such as Labelexpo 2009 and Interpack 2011, for the past few years. Initial tests for the certification process began in 2010 on the OMEGA and GAMMA printer ranges in combination with OMEGA 10000 and OMEGA 20000 inks.
The 3M range includes high-strength white and silver polyester films with matt or gloss surface coatings that are ideal for digital UV inkjet printing. The films have a high level of durability and are resistant to the effects of a large number of chemicals. As these materials represent a real challenge in printing, 3M certifies only a selected number of printer technologies.