Flint Group Technology Creates Coldset Fountain Solutions to Enhance Newspaper Print Quality
PLYMOUTH, Mich.—February 3, 2016–Flint Group scientists have just launched new and enhanced Varn Newsline fountain solutions based on newly developed proprietary technology.
New to the line-up is Varn Newsline 550 fountain solution. It provides superb cleaning and protection of the non-image areas of the plates and blankets. Hour after hour, even under the lowest-possible water settings, Newsline 550 keeps the press running clean and yields significantly better print quality compared to other coldset founts.
Varn Newsline 550 can be a differentiator in other ways as well. “This exclusive design can limit the total cost of print,” said John Fatigato, director of technology, Chemical Products Division at Flint Group.
According to Fatigato, Varn Newsline 550 fount helps printers come up to color faster with less fountain solution, less waste and less time. The superior clean also helps limit downtime dedicated to cleaning, and the anti-corrosive formula helps to decrease maintenance needs.
Also benefiting from the new technology is Varn Newsline 435NT. This upgraded version of Newsline 435 offers the quality and consistency of the original product with two valuable improvements: OEM approval plus powerful cleaning that matches the Newsline 550 fount.
“For coldset printers in need of OEM-approved consumables, there is no better option than Varn Newsline 435NT,” said Greg Yoder, business director, Pressroom Chemicals at Flint Group North America. “In today’s tough news sector, this gives customers an important competitive advantage.”
Printers can use Varn Newsline 550 and 435NT founts on spray bar dampening systems or select 550 Turbo and 435NT Turbo versions for turbo, brush and conventional dampening systems.
About Flint Group
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 6,800 people.
Source: Flint Group.