Energy Curable Narrow Web Systems New at Labelexpo Americas

ANN ARBOR, MI, USA—Narrow web converters will want to check out two new energy curable narrow web printing systems at the upcoming Labelexpo Americas 2002. Manufactured by Arcar Graphics (a div. of Flint Ink Packaging North America), the Arcure rotary screen ink system and the Arcure 860 UV ink system "are easy to work with, maintain their stability at high press speeds, and deliver vibrant color and sharp images for labels with powerful point-of-purchase appeal," says Mik Harjung, Arcar's VP/GM.

Reported features of the mfr.'s new systems include:

  • ARCURE rotary screen ink systems

    high opacity; silicone-free; elimination of trapping; quick leveling for high-speed production; designed for "Stork" rotary screen head; prints on a wide variety of top-coated films; available in Pantone colors (including light-fast and ultra light-fast); applications include cosmetic and personal care labels.

  • ARCURE 860 UV inks system

    high-strength, fast-curing letterpress ink system; reduces ink consumption; creates high-res images on paper, film, or foil; state-of-the-art resin and photoinitiator chemistry eliminates need for adhesives and allows for an "always press ready" ink system; applications include pharmaceutical, personal care, and general consumer labels.

According to Arcar, it specializes in water-based and energy curable ink systems, and it was purchased by Flint Ink in 2000. Arcar @ Labelexpo booth # 817; more info @

Labelexpos Americas 2002 is slated for September 10–12, 2002, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, (Chicago), IL. More info @

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