Cassochrome selects a masterpiece with INX LED UV inks

February 20, 2020
Cassochrome completed printing last month on the art book, Pie in the Sky, featuring paintings by Ralfnbsp;Kokke Cassochrome completed printing last month on the art book, Pie in the Sky, featuring paintings by Ralfnbsp;Kokke

When a leading European printer of contemporary art books went looking for a manufacturer of LED UV inks, they directed a meticulous search and conducted tests on various inks. Belgian printer Cassochrome determined INX International Ink Co. had the type of high quality inks to satisfy their printing requirements and have been using INXCure™ LW OSF inks on all their LED printing jobs since mid-2019.

After one small trial with our INXCure LW OSF inks, Cassochrome immediately saw the potential of the ink and decided to do an extended trial,” said Frédéric Raia, Business Development Manager for INX. “They want to grow in quality to achieve the highest standard for printing art books. The owner accepted this challenge because he knows and trusts the excellent quality of our LED ink series.”

Cassochrome was founded by Bernard Soens in 1973 as a lithographic printing house. Originally they specialized in printing comic books as well as artist and carpet reproductions. Two decades ago, they began to focus their attention on art reproduction, specifically art books, due to their experience with color fidelity. Contemporary art continues to be a strong passion of Mr. Soens and his daughter, Laurence Soens, explaining his desire to utilize the best printing techniques available today.

INXCure LW OSF inks are UV Curable and have been formulated for exceptional performance at high printing speeds. They are also suitable for the GRACoL G7 certification process, one of the many benefits that Raia says Cassochrome is experiencing.

All of their jobs are run with LED inks and they now have better stability on press. Stability is extremely important so you don’t have to change the parameters every time. It makes printing the job much easier.”

Cassochrome’s jobs are run through a Komori Lithrone GX40 six-color press with LED drying. The inks have not only improved dot sharpness, but also extend the life of the AGFA Energy Elite Eco no-bake thermal printing plates.

A big benefit of our INXCure LW OSF series is the ink transfers quickly,” concludes Raia. “The colors are ready in no time and it is less aggressive on the printing plates. With short runs, this means they have a minimum of paper waste. Overall, they are experiencing better printability and are very happy with the results.”

For further information on Cassochrome, please visit www.csc.be.

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