Thursday, September 25, 2014

Flint Group launches dayGraphica 4100 UV Red Blanket for commercial and packaging UV offset printers

Newly developed UV blanket technology from Flint Group offers commercial and packaging printers the benefit of better blanket performance, longer life and greater versatility. The new product, dayGraphica 4100 UV Red, works with a wider variety of UV inks and washes and is more durable than many existing UV blankets in the market. The product is an ideal match for commercial or packaging printers looking for improved solid reproduction and a more durable UV blanket, in particular when running heavy-gauge stocks.

Bill Branson, Flint Group’s Business Director – North American Blankets, credits the Flint Group technology team for addressing two major challenges facing UV printers: blanket swell and durability. “The team was able to reduce swelling with a unique rubber formulation and increase durability by developing a compressible carcass that can better withstand the pressures and damaging effects of smashes.”

Mr. Branson notes that dayGraphica 4100 UV Red is designed specifically for a dedicated UV ink and wash environment. In that setting, printers experience superior ink transfer without embossing on coated and uncoated stocks, less edge cutting from heavy stocks, and faster sheet and web release.

“Users of the dayGraphica 4100 UV Red blanket also get the benefit of Flint Group’s full-rounded expertise,” adds Mr. Branson. “Because our ink, blanket and chemical teams work together, we can help customers choose inks and washes that optimize the performance of this newly developed UV blanket.”