KDS in Poland finds success in printing with Sicura Nutriflex LEDTEC migration-optimized LED UV inks
The printer KDS (with production facilities in Sulejówek and Pionki) was founded in 1997 and is one of the leading manufacturers of special labels – including labels for food packaging.
In 2014, KDS owner Tomasz Dabrowski was one of the first printers in Europe to invest in the new LED UV technology. Two LED UV flexographic printing machines are already producing prints at his firm. «Working with the most eco-friendly technology available today was an important factor in our decision,» explains Tomasz Dabrowski.
Besides energy efficiency and low heat production, other advantages are the long life of the LED UV lamps and that no ozone is produced, meaning there is no longer any need for extraction.
«Our choice of ink supplier was also no hasty decision,» Tomasz Dabrowski adds. KDS has been working with three ink suppliers in recent years to find the most Interesting news from the Gallus Innovation Days (Sept. 20–22, 2016) Gallus presented its latest label printing machines at its company fair. Especially interesting for the narrow web industry was their presentation of the new «Gallus Labelmaster» with special, individually configurable platform. At a maximumspeed of 200 m/min and extremely short make-ready times, this machine is the fastest Gallus has ever built. Commercial launch is planned for the 2 nd quarter of 2017. Field Report suitable partner for LED UV technology.
«For us, it was important to choose an internationally present supplier who has technical know-how and a broad UV portfolio, including migration optimized LED UV inks, and who also has a local production and service network in Poland and can guarantee onsite support,» Tomasz Dabrowski continues. Ultimately, after the whole selection process, Siegwerk proved the best across the board.