All posts by Dan Muthig

APR recently commissioned LPC, INC. to conduct an intensive market survey of Narrow Web Flexible Packaging printers. The survey intent was to identify production parameters, identify pain points associated with printing flexible packaging and to gauge annual growth for the Narrow Web Flexible Packaging sector. APR held a Narrow Web Flexible Packaging Summit where the … Continue reading Flexible Packaging in Narrow Web Printing Read More...
TSG Research Project:Mylar Dimensional Stability Under Excessive Dryer Heat Does excess dryer heat compromise the dimensional stability of the mylar backing. TSG feels that pushing the temperature higher could push the limits of thermal stability of the backing foil of the flexo printing plates. The recommended drying temperature is limited, as the raw polymer materials … Continue reading Mylar Dimensional Stability Under Excessive Dryer Heat Read More...
APR is happy to introduce Esterlam's new G Series synthetic doctor blade aimed at the corrugated market. After completing extensive testing and market trials Esterlam released their latest innovation to their already globally successful portfolio. Designed to bring the improvements corrugated printers demand to bring the best in quality, safety, productivity and value. The G … Continue reading APR introduces Esterlam’s new Corrugated Doctor Blade Read More...
Your doctor blade and end seal are an important part of your ink metering system. Most printers would agree that the effectiveness of your doctor blade is critical to your print quality and ultimately your success with your customers. The efficiency and longevity of the doctor blade and the containment blade ultimately lead to more run time between … Continue reading Doctor Blades Are Important But, Don’t Forget The End Seal Read More...
Are synthetic doctor blades a viable option to replace your steel doctor blades? The answer is quite simply YES. Synthetic is safe, reliable, greatly reduces anilox scoring and increases longevity compared to many steel options. Don’t be fooled, this is a premium blade with a precision edge that is available in any tip configuration, capable … Continue reading Synthetic Doctor Blades. An Effective Alternative to Steel? Read More...