October 31, 2011
KDM has upgraded its HP Scitex FB7500 high speed digital flatbed press to the new HP FB7600 platform including the new HP FB225 Scitex UV inks. As a Beta site for the press upgrade and the new ink system, KDM is happy to report less odor and better ink adhesion on the previously more challenging substrates such as polycarbonates. In addition to higher productivity, the new ink system is GREENGUARD Children & School Certified. You can view the KDM interview conducted at the SGIA press conference on You Tube.
June 25, 2010
Traditional foam boards (foamed styrene core with clay paper coating) have been an economical, short-term display choice with a decent appearance for many years. However, the short comings have been overlooked: this display board cannot be recycled. Enviro-Green Board is a solution. It is designed to look and print like a traditional foamboard, but it is made of recycled paper and is completely recyclable. At KDM, we like that it's warp resistant, rigid enough for free standing signage, lightweight and economical.
This material can be used on our screen and digital presses. It is made of recycled paper board with a high-gloss clay paper laminate. Available in 1/8" and 1/4". This board should never make it to the dump.
May 25, 2010
Screen-printing was one of the earliest adopters of UV inks. Having been a screen-printer for 38 years- we are way ahead of the Green Scene, making great strides in being both environmentally and employee safety conscious. Add to that, economically efficient. The UV inks we currently use at KDM for offset and large format digital UV printing, in addition to screen-printing, provide these beneficial characteristics:
- 100% solids and non-toxic once cured
- emit almost no VOCs
- use less energy to cure compared to solvent-based inks
- optimized to print on faster printing presses
- stable printing- allowing us to reach optimal color
- reproduction faster and more consistantly
Ink is a small part of the overall finished print. There is more to be gained by using sustainable substrates. Contact us for information on recyclable, reusable, renewable, or biodegradable substrate options.
Ideas & Expert Advice
KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group has an experienced workforce of project managers, production teams and skilled craftsmen with decades of experience. Here are some ideas and expert advice from those individuals.
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