Narrow web ink and varnish specialist Pulse Roll Label Products Ltd will be unveiling its latest product developments and showcasing solutions for next generation label printing at Labelexpo Europe from 25-28 September 2017 in Hall 3, stand C60.

With its largest presence ever at a Labelexpo show, the company will reinforce its commitment to the global label market by presenting a range of new products and innovative, value-added solutions that enable label printers to address changes in the label market and become more competitive in today’s marketplace. 

The latest in food packaging compliant inks, varnishes and coatings

A key focus at the show will be the company’s new food packaging compliant (FPC) UV flexo product range suitable for non-direct food packaging and labelling applications. 

The PureTone FPC ink system comprises a high strength process series and a mono-pigmented mixing base scheme which results in clean and crisp colours for easy and accurate colour matching. The new ink system offers a total colour management and a food packaging compliant solution for printers supplying industry sectors that require compliance to food packaging and labelling regulations and guidelines. PureTone FPC is suitable for shrink films and general label printing, with excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates including coated papers and films. 

An FPC shrink sleeve opaque white, special blacks and metallic inks, plus FPC varnishes and adhesives complement the range and a new FPC cold foil adhesive and FPC laminating adhesive for PE substrate applications will also be introduced at the show.

Presenting its ‘Solutions Showcase’

On-stand demonstrations will focus on ‘colour’ and ‘coding’ as part of the company’s ‘Solutions Showcase’ and will show first-hand how label printers can achieve optimum print quality whilst, at the same time, increase production efficiencies and improve profitability. Live ink mixing, colour matching and the latest pre-press proofing equipment will showcase the PureTone concept as a total colour management solution for label printers, retailers and brand owners. And, for the first time, Pulse Roll Label Products will also hold live demonstrations featuring CO2 laser imaging of labels printed with PureCode, the company’s laser markable coating, in conjunction with its strategic partner DataLase, a SATO company. Formulated for narrow web applications, PureCode provides a high quality coating solution for label printers, retailers and brand owners in the quest for premium printed variable data. 

New high strength UV Screen ink system

A new high strength UV screen ink system using the same mono-pigmented ink technology as PureTone will be launched. The new UV screen inks are mixed with PureTone UV flexo inks, using a specially formulated reducing medium, to allow the inks to be printed through a rotary or flat-bed screen. This unique concept offers all the advantages of PureTone in terms of clean and crisp colours for easy colour matching but also presents other benefits, such as ink inventory reduction, for printers using both flexo and screen printing technology. 

A colour matching database, using X-Rite’s InkFormulation Software (IFS), has been created for the new UV screen system which, when combined with pre-press proofing equipment from RK PrintCoat Instruments, provides further cost savings through reduced downtime and less waste on press. 

The UV screen reducing medium has also been formulated to contain raw materials that are food packaging compliant (FPC). This means a reduced risk of contamination on presses which use FPC inks, varnishes and coatings, thereby providing greater flexibility for the converter to move jobs from press to press.

Gary Seward, Managing Director, Pulse Roll Label Product said, “We are really looking forward to being back in Brussels, with our biggest stand ever, to introduce our latest products and to showcase the innovative solutions we can provide for label printers and their customers, the retailers and brand owners. In addition to formulating superior products for optimal print quality, helping our customers to be more efficient in their pre-press operations, and therefore reducing downtime and waste through improved press productivity, continues to be a key focus in providing innovative solutions for the global narrow web label industry.”

Pulse Roll Label Products will also be unveiling other new product developments that take label printing into the next generation and will be announcing some exciting projects in collaboration with other leading industry suppliers as part of the company’s complete solutions based approach.           

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