ACTEGA Kelstar is very pleased with this years’ Graph Expo show in Chicago. Not only was the show well attended, but ACTEGA Kelstar was also able to create the desired attention for new, innovative products. An active booth design encompassed the live presentation of exciting new products such as:
- DataLase Inks for Laser Marking on Packaging
- Aqueous Dry Erase coating
- Off-line coating for digital prints
With monitor-displayed presentations and printed literature we informed visitors about our comprehensive product line of Aqueous and UV coatings, Fountain Solutions, and additional novelties such as:
- PlasmaCoat for enhanced glueability on packaging
- TerraGreen Coating based on renewable resources
The booth also featured a coater provided by Graphic Whizard, Inc. for offline coating of digitally printed material running ACTEGA Kelstar´s UV-9058DG coating.
Our DataLase Inks, which were presented with a live laser display which was supported by employees from Videojet, especially drew a lot of interest. Representatives from leading press manufacturers and printers expressed high interest in this ground-breaking technology, and complimented our R&D team for this “true innovation”. DataLase allows the creating of variable data such as bar codes, lot numbers, etc. even underneath films or coatings without the need of close contact of the laser to the substrate. Laser marking technology continues to improve with advances in both receptive chemistries offered by ACTEGA and the laser equipment from companies such as Videojet. Laser marking offers advantages in the printing of variable data, as the high costs of consumables and maintenance of ink jet printers will be eliminated. The image created by a laser on DataLase inks features a very high quality, black positive image compared with laser ablation. Line speeds up to 600 feet per minute are achievable depending on complexity of the graphics being printed.