Consumables-General - Coatings

Keep It in the Film!
July 29, 2013

At the end of the day, coatings (of all types) and laminating are a huge part of print finishing, and the applications are addressed by an equally wide variety of machinery manufacturers and consumable suppliers.

Scent-sational Marketing Pieces: One Whiff and You've Got Them
November 28, 2012

Your clients will send a lot of well wishes this season. And you can help them to stand out among the many artistic, classic and interactive varieties soon to be hanging in homes and offices. How? By adding the sense of smell, an option many won’t even be aware is possible.

34 Tricks Printed Magazines Can Do That Apps Can’t
March 14, 2012

Sure, electronic editions have their advantages. I've never heard of a Nook edition getting caught in the U.S. Postal Service's FSS (Flats Shredding System) or having out-of-register ads. You can embed sound or video, track click-throughs, count how many people saw an article or ad, and do all kinds of other tricks that would make Gutenberg's head spin.

PRINT 05 Consumables & Press Accessories -- All Consuming Topics
October 1, 2005

by Chris Bauer Managing Editor The press manufacturers’ “big iron” may have taken up mammoth amounts of floor space and received the lion’s share of headlines at PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05, but not to be forgotten are the booths often found on the fringe of the McCormick Center’s halls. Here, there was plenty of news to be found from paper, ink and other consumables providers. For example, while donning white lab coats, executives from International Paper announced that its entire range of uncoated freesheet papers for imaging, commercial printing, envelopes and forms would be improved to a new standard of whiteness and

UV Inks & Coatings — Coldset Printers Shine With UV
March 1, 2005

Advancements in ultraviolet (UV) curing technology—the process of transforming a liquid into a solid by using UV light—are responsible for some of the recent changes in the printing industry. As an energy-efficient and green technology, printers everywhere have rapidly adopted UV energy curing inks and coatings to print on a variety of substrates, including metal, wood, fabric, plastics and a range of paper grades. In the web printing arena, UV curing is now one option for the production of high-quality printing, at high speeds. This effectively closes the gaps that previously existed between coldset and heatset printing, in terms of sheetfed versus web