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May 16, 2012
The LGP2 is participating in the EncuPack project to promote UV offset printing
The Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Science
and Graphic Arts (LGP2) of Grenoble INP-Pagora is taking part
in the EncuPack project (Energy Curable Packaging) whose aim
is to develop and promote the use of this technology (ink and
drying) in offset printing.
Anne Pandolfi - Trad.
Elisabeth Foures (May 2012)
A project supported by innovative companies
This project is supported by the European Union’s
EuroStars program which funds R&D projects
taken on by innovative SMEs.
Despite its advantages, especially for lower pollutant
emissions into the atmosphere and the ability to print on
non-porous substrates, including metal and plastic, UV
offset technology has not found wide acceptance among
printers as they are unfamiliar with this technology or
claim to be put off by the printing problems associated
with UV technology.
It is for these reasons that the corporations
Sinapse Print Simulators
(Estonia) have joined forces together with the
Laboratory LGP2 with the aim to develop a training
simulator and a diagnostic troubleshooting help system.
In addition, several leading industrial companies
already using UV technology –
Zeller & Gmelin
in Finland – have joined EncuPack to bring their
specialized expertise and to verify the realistic
and applicable characteristics of the project results
which will be available in 2014.