Navigating the World of UV Printing to Add Value (Free Webinar Still Available On-Demand)
PHILADELPHIA—The world of sheetfed UV printing can seem intimidating, and some printers assume that the technology is reserved for the world of packaging and labels. But a little education can go a long ways, and what better way to study the subject from a neophyte standpoint than to have a pair of newcomers describe their experiences?
In "The Cold Cured Facts on UV Solutions for Sheetfed Printing Applications," lead presenter Clarence Penge, vice president sheetfed, product management, for Heidelberg USA, provided a 30,000-foot perspective on the why-to question, as well as a granular look at the science behind the technology.
Some of the basic areas covered by Penge on the subject of why-to included: shorter delivery times; higher added value; an increased range of printed products; a trend toward higher quality surface finishing; less production risk; and lower VOCs for environmental friendliness.
Joining Penge on the Webinar was Dave Pauley, president of Neyenesch Printers in San Diego; and Norm Bullock, vice president of Frankston Packaging, in Frankston, TX. Both companies are relative newcomers to the world of UV printing and they provided insight as to why they decided to enter this market and the bumps that were experienced along the way.
The more than 500 Webinar registrants reported positive feedback. Here are just a few of the comments:
"Explaining the difference in UV curing technology and its market was helpful."
"It was nice to get an overall overview from the perspective of the manufacturer, as well as the actual users."
"The thorough and in-depth explanation of the whole UV topic was helpful—from science to business applications. Nicely done!"
"We have just purchased the same press as Frankston Packaging. The Webinar provided a good intro for our customer service team."
"I enjoyed hearing about the learning curve that shops have gone through. It also brought up good conversation within our company. People started asking more questions."