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TroFilms GmbH, based in Georgensgmünd in Germany, is launching a completely new film quality on the market under the product name TroTEMPTATION®-X with immediate effect. TroTEMPTATION®-X impresses with its appearance, special feel and the very high processing quality that is typical for TroFilms products.

Through a comprehensive research and development process, the company has succeeded in optimising the complex combination of the new production process and the coating materials used in it. This is done in such a way that an ultra-matt film quality with an extremely soft feel and a very high and uniform degree of mattness can be produced without the use of matting agents. Production tolerances can almost no longer be measured due to continuous process optimization. TroTEMPTATION®-X offers very high scratch and abrasion resistance, very good tear resistance, high resistance to sweat and fingerprints and - like almost all film qualities from TroFilms GmbH - can be overcoated with radically curing UV varnishes, hot-foil embossed and bonded (pre-tests are recommended for all further processing processes). In addition, the company has provided this film quality with a specially modified reverse side for better adhesion during the laminating process. It has optimised the coating in such a way that the ghosting images usual for such matt films in double-sided printed jobs are avoided.

The mattness of TroTEMPTATION®-X is 10.5 gloss points measured at 85 °. The gloss value is measured with a geometry of 85 °, since the surface is extremely matt. With a geometry of 60 °, the gloss value is under one and therefore outside the possible measuring range. The ... [read more]

 

PrintCity - Food safety and premium finshing techniques at the 9th UV Days event

The members of the PrintCity Alliance are looking forward to participating in the 9th annual “UV Days” event held by their newest member, IST Metz. Two seminars will explore how to meet strict food safety requirements while using premium finishing techniques.

Tradition meets Modernity

This will be the theme of the 9th UV Days, an event which has grown to become the largest in-house trade fair for UV and LED technologies in the world. From 13 to 16 May 2019, IST Metz company grounds will once again be transformed into a hub of the UV printing industry for transferring know-how and exchanging experiences.
IST Metz joined the PrintCity Alliance last year and has now issued invitations to all members to support the UV Days 2019.
“Since its introduction in 2002 as more of a seminar with about 100 invited guests, the UV Days event has developed into the world’s largest in-house trade fair for optical systems.  We are looking forward to welcoming over 40 exhibitors and some 1,000 international visitors to our company grounds in Nürtingen, Germany. For years now, the UV Days have no longer been just an... [read more]

TroFilms GmbH applying for DIN EN ISO 9001 certification

TroFilms GmbH, a medium-sized and globally operating specialist for high-quality special laminating films for the graphic arts industry based in Georgensgmünd, Germany, began preparations last summer for certification according to the DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. Right at the beginning of the new 2019 fiscal year, the planning committee met for the first meetings, for inventory analysis and for general project planning.

This analysis and planning work should be completed by the end of January and the integration process of the QM system should start. The successful certification is planned for summer 2019. 

Ralf Troyer, Managing Director of TroFilms GmbH, on the planned measure: "The decision to have us certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 was not really difficult for us. We have been producing high quality products since our com... [read more]

Haptic effect varnishes from WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

Recent studies show that consumers seem to increasingly respond to haptic stimuli in product packaging and other high-quality printed products.

The harmonious finishing increases the use of tactile efforts both the brand experience and the subjective value of the product and increase the credibility of the brand as well as the attention and buying motivation of the customers. According to the recently published neuroscientific study on the effectiveness of print finishing and fine paper issued by the “Verband Druck und Medien Bayern e. V.”, it does not matter how as previously believed how harmonious and discreetly finishing are used, but only how strong and conspicuous. The study uses eye-tracking and electroencephalogram analysis (EEG) based on specially designed printing samples on different substrates and with different degrees of finishing and comes to the conclusion that with increasing degree of finishing and addressing of many senses as possible among the test persons, the attention purchase motivation, cr... [read more]

A printing technology bull's eye: The new book about Zlatan Ibrahimović

A heavyweight of the football world certainly deserves a weighty book: “I am Football” is the title of the latest publication about Zlatan Ibrahimović, the Swedish footballing superstar. The sporting book can boast a proud weight of 1,770 grams. Printed in Latvia by Livonia Print, the book scores with an elegant design, heavy in pictures, which are in addition to the CMY colours in particular printed in black and gold printing inks from Epple. Quality print promotes sales.

Labiink from Riga who is Epple Druckfarben AG’s sales partner in the Baltic States, expended enormous energy in the printing project “I am Football” and the corresponding ink supplies. Because many tons of sheet offset printing inks from Epple had to be ready for implementation in printing the initial print run of 200,000 books. The production of the book lasted 4 weeks. The central colours for the print on uncoated natural paper were a special CMY colour palette from the Livonia printing house, seven tons of black printing ink and 260 kilograms of Pantone Gold 871. The metallic tones had to be present as they were used for the 2011 biography “I am Zlatan Ibrahimović” which became a bestseller worldwide, with its black/gold cover. Not only does the footballer stand out from the crowd by scoring unbelievable goals, he can now expect to be a candidate fo... [read more]

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