Kompac Partners with Xeikon; Installs UV Coating System at Demonstration Facility

Above: Kompac EZ Koat 20 Plus in "Xeikon Red"

Kompac is pleased to announce they have recently partnered with Xeikon, and installed an EZ Koat 20 Plus at their new Itasca, IL., demonstration facility to show UV/aqueous coating capabilities when paired with Xeikon technology. Following the placement was the North American edition of Xeikon Café, where the team was invited to speak with both Xeikon owners and those considering acquiring a Xeikon press, about how the two technologies can be paired to create more efficient workflows and provide opportunities they may not have previously known about.  

“Taking part in the North American edition of the Xeikon Café allowed Kompac to work directly with printers, converters and suppliers who own Xeikon technology, and show them how our coating systems can work directly for them to. These solutions can be for both cut-sheet and web applications, and provides a host of opportunities for Xeikon users looking to increase their offering with UV/aqueous spot and flood coating,” said Chris DuFour, Director of Sales and Marketing. “Since the event, we’ve seen a great deal of interest from people who attended, with installs to take place before the new year.

“We value the partnership with Kompac in meeting the needs of our mutual customers.  Our label, packaging, and direct mail customers are looking for high quality UV and Aqueous systems, just like those offered by Kompac. We appreciated their presence at the inaugural Xeikon Café serving the North American market and look forward to their participation in future events and at our new Innovation Center.” said Donna Covannon, Director of Marketing NA at Xeikon.

For more information, please email sales@kompactech.com 

 

About Kompac

Kompac is the leading manufacturer and supplier of an extensive line of coating machinery and products to satisfy the needs of the print and graphic industry, worldwide! Proudly made in the USA, Kompac products are manufactured & distributed from our headquarters in Somerville, NJ. Our extensive line of coating products includes: offline UV/aqueous coating equipment, IR dryers, stackers, feeders, solution vacuum, UV/aqueous coatings & environmentally friendly cleaners. In addition, Kompac offers a complete line of coating blankets, packing, mylar plates, UV/IR replacement bulbs and more.

 

About Xeikon Café 

Xeikon Café North America is a learning event offered by Xeikon and its Aura partners, offering the opportunity to understand, evaluate and experience digital production. It provides the tools for commercial & in-plant printers and label & packaging converters in the U.S. and Canada to make informed business decisions. Through demonstrations, presentations, workshops and discussions, participants receive first-hand actionable information and advice on industry innovations and trends.

Kompac to Present UV/Aqueous Coating Solutions at Labelexpo Europe

Kompac is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at Labelexpo Europe later this month. Located in Hall 4 at stand E64, the team will be addressing the benefits and strengths of UV/Aqueous coating systems for the label and packaging market.

 
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The Kompac EZ Koat and Kwik Finish line of coating systems provide a quick and efficient way to apply UV, aqueous, primer & specialty coatings to a wide variety of substrates. With products ranging from small desktop roll to roll coaters for labels, to higher volume solutions for sheet sizes up to 32” in width, they can be used inline or offline with a vast majority of digital and offset printers, including the HP Indigo. Materials coated using Kompac’s systems provide abrasion resistance and added durability for products with repeat handling and shipping, protection from the outdoor elements, and shields against chemicals, cleaners, foods and water.

Tom Hayes, President of Kompac, said “Labelexpo Europe provides a valuable platform for us to show our coating systems to a broader demographic of the industry that we most likely wouldn’t reach otherwise. With attendees from all over Europe, this show allows us to introduce our technology to commercial printers and brand owners from a wide variety of markets with a diverse range of applications and needs.”

During the show, sample booklets will be given out that include a variety of coatings and applications including soft-touch, spot UV, textured, gloss, flood coating and more! For more information on these products or to set up a meeting or demo time, please contact sales@kompactech.com

Kompac to Present New High-Speed UV/Aqueous Coating Solution at Print 17

 
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Kompac is pleased to announce they will be showcasing their newest high-speed coating and priming system, the EZ Koat 20 Plus. Taking place September 10-14th at McCormick Place in Chicago, the team will be doing live demonstrations of this high-powered UV/Aqueous coater, which now reaches speeds up to 200 feet per minute. Also being included in the demonstrations will be the adjoining feeder and stacker for handling mid to high volume coating production.

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Now offering an Anilox Coater option, the EZ Koat 20 Plus makes running soft-touch and matte coatings simple and easy for users. The standard Kompac Coating System remains in place to quickly switch to high-quality UV/aqueous gloss and satin coatings when desired. Unlike all competitive systems, the Kompac’s EZ Koat product line operates with a digital lamp driver, providing infinitely variable curing and drying capabilities as well as instant start-up after coating changes. Patented technology singular to Kompac translates to a guaranteed twenty-five percent power reduction and greater productivity for the customer.

“Print 17 is a fantastic venue that brings industry professionals together. Each year, we look forward to attending this show because it provides the opportunity to be face to face with potential customers on such a large scale. With live demonstrations of equipment, people can see and understand how simple Kompac’s coating solutions are to operate and the benefits they provide in the work flow,” said Chris DuFour, Director of Sales & Marketing.

Located in booth #362, the team will be doing live demonstrations of this equipment throughout the five day event. For more information on this product or to set up a meeting or demo time, please contact sales@kompactech.com

Kompac Launches New High-Speed Coating and Priming Systems

Kompac’s New EZ Koat 20 Plus and 30 Plus models are now rated at speeds up to 200 feet per minute. Whether priming, using UV coating or aqueous coating, Kompac provides efficient and reliable solutions that create excellent results at affordable prices for the print industry.

Pictured:   EZ Koat 30 Plus with high pile pallet feeder and stacker

Pictured: EZ Koat 30 Plus with high pile pallet feeder and stacker

Now offering an Anilox Coater option, the EZ Koat 20 Plus and 30 Plus makes running soft-touch and matte coatings simple and easy for users. The standard Kompac Coating System remains in place to quickly switch to high-quality UV/aqueous gloss and satin coatings when desired. Unlike all competitive systems, the Kompac’s EZ Koat product line operates with a digital lamp driver, providing infinitely variable curing and drying capabilities as well as instant start-up after coating changes. Patented technology singular to Kompac translates to a guaranteed twenty-five percent power reduction and greater productivity for the customer.

For users in high production environments, Kompac provides options for the EZ Koat 20 and 30 Plus including high pile pallet feeders and stackers, sheet turners for two-sided capabilities, and in-line conveyors for running on digital, offset presses and other finishing equipment.

To receive more information on the EZ Koat 20 and 30 Plus, the Kwik Finish line of spot and flood coaters, or Kompac’s complete line of coating and environmentally-friendly cleaners please email sales@kompactech.com

Kompac to Present Digital UV/Aqueous Coating System at Dscoop

Kompac will be demonstrating the EZ Koat 20 Plus in Booth #100 at Dscoop in Phoenix, Arizona. Taking place March 1-4, 2017 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Kompac will be presenting the benefits, strengths, and quality of the high powered Digital UV coating system.

Capable of fitting sheets up to 20.5” (52.1cm) wide, the EZ Koat 20 Plus coating and curing system provides a quick and easy way to apply UV, aqueous, primer & specialty coatings to a wide variety of substrates. This coater has a small footprint and can be used offline with a vast majority of digital and offset printers, including the HP Indigo. Materials coated using the EZ Koat 20 Plus provide abrasion resistance and added durability for products with repeat handling and shipping, protection from the outdoor elements, and shields against chemicals, cleaners, foods and water.

“Dscoop is a one of a kind event that provides a platform to interact with peers directly related to HP in various industries. Year after year the community grows larger and allows for greater exposure to new technology and ideas, and we are pleased to be a part of that” said Tom Hayes, CEO of Kompac.

For more information on this product or to contact Kompac please visit www.kompactech.com or email info@kompactech.com

Kompac Launches “COOL UV” for Coating and Priming Heat Sensitive Synthetic Substrates

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Kompac Technologies has announced that they now have a “COOL UV” upgrade. This kit will fit their complete line of EZ Koat Flood Coating and Priming Systems, as well as their Kwik Finish Line of Spot Coating and Priming Systems. This system will enable customers to coat and optimize a variety of heat shrink and heat sensitive substrates.  The packaging and label industries have requested this capability and once again Kompac has taken the lead and delivered a system which gets the job done!

The Kompac “COOL UV KIT” can be retrofitted to existing machines or be installed at the factory on new orders.  Ask your Kompac Sales Rep. about Kompac Cool UV today!!

KOMPAC AND HEWLITT-PACKARD - The Perfect Match from Start to Finish!

To Start: you will need a well primed (optimized) substrate. Be it paper or synthetics, Kompac has the right equipment and can recommend the correct primer to fit your needs. Primers need to be matched to the material you will be using.

Primers can be some what complicated; however Kompac has over a decade of experience with Aqueous Primers such as: Sapphire, Topaz and DigiPrime.

Kompac has also developed Special UV Gloss, Satin and Matte Primers for substrates that are difficult to print on.

After printing with HP Indigo, the printed piece will need to be coated for protection – this includes:

  • Simple scuffing with uncoated paper.
  • Rub resistance for labels on cans and bottles.
  • Scratching of book covers, boxes, fliers, etc.
  • Small scratches and marks when shipping large quantities of printed materials.
  • Protection against a wide range of chemicals, including cleaners, food and water.
  • Protection is important, but so is the look of the product. To get the look your customer wants, you must be able to run a large variety of coating fluids, both Aqueous and UV! Kompac can do this on ONE or TWO sides in one pass, In-line or Offline, Web-fed or Sheet-fed!

Sometimes protection is not enough. What you need are Kompac’s Special Purpose Coatings:

  • Writable/glueable
  • Dry erase
  • Blister pack
  • Soft feel
  • Non skid
  • White Opaque
  • Playing cards
  • Food grade

Everything mentioned can be run with one of Kompac’s coaters. If you need more, Kompac has an extensive line of spot coaters. These high accuracy coaters have been used for:

  • Scratch Off – Gold and Silver
  • Drawing attention to an item or products with a Gloss spot on a Matte flood coated sheet
  • A variety of textures and 3-D Effects by using a textured flexo plate
  • A spot not coated such as mailers and glue tabs
  • Coating very thin substrates
  • Spot priming of already printed materials so they can accept Indigo Print

To Finish: Over 50% of our customer’s own Indigo’s. We have worked with HP Team to bundle packages that solve your customer’s requirements. We even designed and built the Kwik Finish 32 Spot/Flood Coater and the EZ Koat 30 Plus Flood Coater for the HP 10,000 at your request. For help or questions please contact: Kompac at 908-534-8411, sales@kompactech.com

Kompac Technologies launches in house CNC machining in Somerville, NJ.

In an age where many companies are completely outsourcing, Kompac continues to keep its manufacturing local!

Kompac Production Ramps Up With In House CNC Manufacturing! With the purchase and implentation of new CNC equipment, Kompac aims to increase production, reduce lead times and tighten part tolerances to better serve their customers. This upgrade, combined with many new efficiency changes including LED lighting, to their  NJ facility, Kompac has been striving to meet customer demands and proudly sell quality "Made in America" products.