New York Label makes the cover of Flexo Magazine!
By Web Administrator on April 05, 1999
New York Label makes the cover of Flexo, the trade's leading magazine, in addition to a five-page feature article entitled "U.V. Flexo + Labels: A Perfect Match."
Making the cover is a credit to the company's vast accomplishments, specifically the development of its U.V. printing capabilities. Shown in the cover photo are labels that have been printed by New York Label with Ultra-Violet flexographic inks. The article outlines a "checklist" of variables that a flexographic printer might encounter when delving into this challenging new technology, as well as solutions to address these variables.
Although the company had their first U.V. flexographic printing press installed in June, 1998, they didn't officially offer it as a service until January of 1999. The reason is simple: "Any new technology has to undergo research and development stages in order to be 100% certain that it works, before we can ever offer it to our customers," states lead U.V. press operator Kevin Wasner. Asked how he feels about the recognition, he replies, "As a pressman, having some of my work on the cover of Flexo is like a being a rock star on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. It's the premier magazine in the industry."
Why would printers invest in this cutting-edge technology? The article identifies benefits such as reduced highlight dot gain, consistent color stability throughout the press run (both of which result result in fewer operator adjustments), and more mileage from the ink, to name just a few advantages. In this day when variuos printing companies are rapidly changing, and adopting techniques from each other, U.V. flexo will certainly develop into a universally accepted process. The need from the print buyer for higher, more consistent quality is sure to drive its growth.