Due to the large number of visitors at Labelexpo Europe 2017, we strongly recommend that
you register online before you arrive at the show and bring your e-ticket with you.
Please note that VIP codes can only be used to register online and not at the show itself.

Inks, Coatings and Varnishes Workshop

WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2017
ROOM 1101, HALL 11
PRICE: €535 (INCLUDING VAT)
Understand how inks, top and barrier coatings, primers and varnishes are being adapted and applied to modern narrow web converting operations using: offset, flexo, letterpress, screen and combination technologies. Gain a clear understanding of how ink components interact with drying and curing technologies. Current legislation, including ink migration, will also be addressed, along with how to establish adhesion testing and quality assurance procedures.
 
This four-hour workshop will be presented by leading experts from the field of ink and coating technology. It is organized by the Label Academy, the global training and certification program for the label and package printing industry.
 
For everyone's benefit, seating is strictly limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

09:00Introduction to inks, coatings and varnishes

  • Understanding why different inks are used for different printing processes
  • Exploring how inks are manufactured, handled, stored and used
  • The impact on end use applications and requirements
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09:25Understanding label and package printing inks

  • What are the different components of an ink or coating and why are they all used?
  • The differences between solid and liquid inks and using different print technologies
  • The relationship between inks and substrates
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09:55Ink drying and curing: the key to faster speeds, web handling and finishing

  • Accelerated drying: heat, chemical reaction or radiation curing
  • Curing using ultra-violet light (UV), light-emitting diodes (LED) and electron beams (EB)
  • Drying high speed water-base and solvent inks
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10:25Manufacturing for quality, performance and printability

  • Understanding why different manufacturing technologies are required
  • Measuring, milling, testing and packaging/storage
  • Manufacturing and storage of food packaging compliant inks
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10:55Break with tea and coffee

11:10Special coatings for impact, security and added value

  • Adding functionality to a label surface with special coatings
  • Using coatings to bring decorative value to labels
  • Specialty coatings: metallic, food contact, LED, in-mold labeling and digital
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11:35Understanding in-house ink logistics

  • Automated ink dispensing and recycling of press return inks
  • Color matching inks
  • Dealing with traceability requirements 
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12:05In-house testing of inks for on-press and end-use performance

  • Pre-press ink proofing system 
  • Assessing rub and environmental resistance 
  • Setting up a quality assurance system
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12:35Legislation and health and safety issues

  • REACH regulations and migration ordinances
  • Risk assessment for handling inks, solvents and pressroom chemicals
  • Dealing with ink migration 
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13:00End of workshop

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